in my garden

Not as sharp as I would like, (pesky butterflies refuse to stay still for long enough), but I hope you will agree with me that on enlarging this image it is a fascinating portrait.


Just look at the size of that tongue (proboscis)! Not to mention the eye.


and perching beautifully on my Hemp Agrimony (Eupatorium cannabinum)

(The frothy, pinkish flower clusters appear from July to September and are very attractive to all kinds of insects including butterflies like the Small Tortoiseshell and Red Admiral. Its common name comes from the resemblance of its leaves to Hemp or Cannabis, although it is not related to it. Another common name is “Raspberries and Cream”)


  1. findingnyc says:

    Still look like great photos to me – I’ve never managed to get one where the butterfly’s details are this distinct! I always look forward to seeing your photos.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Thank you Susan, that is extremely nice of you to say, and I much appreciate your visits.

  2. Lucid Gypsy says:

    Very well done, I can never get them still enough 🙂

    1. Heyjude says:

      They hang around for ages on this plant!

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