Thursday, May 29, 2008

Prarie Ringlet....


This picture was taken a few years ago and was shot on film. Butterflies don't fly at night because it is cool so they spend it clinging to grass and flowers waiting for the sun to come up. When the conditions are right they become covered in dew like this and you have to be out there before the sun comes up and warms them up and they fly off.

5 comments:

kjpweb said...

Awesome capture - it's amazing to see the dew on this little creature!
Kudos for a great shot!
Cheers, Klaus

The Birdlady said...

I agree - this is stunning...I don't usually see much before the sun comes up. lol

Eve said...

Wow...you've got to feel for these little guys!!!
Beautiful macro John, as usual!!

Mary said...

Wonderful picture! You really capture all those little water droplets perfectly! I'm always amazed at this type of photography.

2sweetnsaxy said...

What a beautiful shot. It looks like its wings are trimmed with jewels. I guess it's natures adornment. :-)