Thurday I formed a relationship with a butterfly. She arrived in the garden Thursday morning and I followed her around with a camera attempting to get a decent picture. The butterfly wanted nothing to do with me. I managed with some patience to get the photograph in this post. Then, that afternoon we had a storm come in. I went upstairs to close windows and found her on a wall with her wings folded. I was allowed to gently scoop her up in my hands. To the window with her, I open my hands and she sat there vibrating with fear. It took close to five minutes before her composure was regained and she could fly off. Now, she is a regular friendly visitor to the garden.
Photo taken with a Canon 5D and Canon 135mm f2.0 lens.