14.05.14 - Orange Tip Butterfly

It was a beautiful day yesterday, I spent most of it in shorts and had an extra long afternoon walk with the dog. The warm air was filled with butterflies, including lots of these guys. At first glance they look like any other white butterfly, and unless you see them at rest most people wouldn't notice them at all. For some reason they rarely seem to sit still, so they are very elusive and hard to photograph. In fact this is by far the best photo I have ever got of one in many years of trying. It still isn't perfect, it was taken quickly and is heavily cropped, but I am so glad that I got it.

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