Narrow Escape

Dette bildet er langt fra perfekt, men skutt mer eller mindre på ren refleks! Egentlig var jeg i ferd med å ta et macrobilde av en hengende Lobelia, men i samme sekund jeg skulle trykke av så landet plutselig en nesle-sommerfugl i vill flukt fra noe som ikke våget å fullføre angrepet. Antagelig en fugl som hadde forsynt seg av den venstre vingen, men ikke nok til at hun mistet flyvedyktighet. Som dere ser er det hvite i vingene samt deler av vingen uskarp, og det er jo fordi mitt camera som var innstilt på en vanlig macro fikk litt problemer med disse bevegelsene. Men et bilde – og en øyeblikkshistorie – ble det jo?!
Unintentionally this picture became  somewhat less than perfect! But shot more on a reflex than intention! Actually I was about to shoot a macro frame of a hanging blue Lobelia, but just as I was about to take this picture something unexpected happened:
A butterfly -presumably called ‘tortoiseshell’ – dived into the flowers – moree or less with a crash landing, narrowly escaping a bird attack but with a loss of 1/4 of it’s left wing.
As you may observe, the white spots on its wing and part of the outlines are out of focus. That’s because of the crash landing saving its life!
At least we got the picture and a little history to go with it?!
Compliments of SRB)
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4 Responses to Narrow Escape

  1. utesmile says:

    Hopefully it can fly away and live longer!

  2. -Eugenia says:

    What a great shot and the butterfly is gorgeous. Poor thing just trying to survive!

    • Seenorway says:

      It’s hard to tell what will happen? A quarter of it’s left wing seems gone, but people don’t much realize that most butterflies and swarmers do have 4 wings, 2 frontwings and 2 back wings all overlapping each other. It just might work for while at least?

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