Sunday, May 10, 2009

Map butterfly

At first I saw him sitting in the grass, as an autumn-leaf, almost camouflaged
but because he was flying again ...I grabbed my camera.

Soon he sat on a stone, where I had to bow myself very low to the make a photo.
But I was surprised that he flew to my old garden-shoe...on the one I was walking ...!
I maneuvered myself as good as it went in different angles...
he sat on my shoe as if he wanted to stay.

I found out in my book, it is a map butterfly(landkaartje),(Araschnia levana).
named after the pattern of lines and dots on his wings.

1 comment:

Beth Niquette said...

I think you have a special gift. Not only in photography, but with the animals. They love you. That butterfly was posing for you.