Butterflies are as hard for me to photograph as bumblebees.
My camera has only one lens so getting tight is a must. The problem? When you are small and weigh less than a whisper, looming shadows spell trouble. You leave. Sigh.
So I changed tactics, heading out at either end of the day in search of late risers or early-to-bedders.
Persistence paid off.
Northern Pearl Crescent Butterfly Phyciodes morpheus