If there is one butterfly species which I do not need to photograph anymore, it is the Orange-tip. Every year I have the intention to skip this species but the desire to 'catch' this harbinger of spring is that big that I can not resist the temptation, even the fact that the area is now surrounded by barbed wire (which cost me a trouser and caused an ugly injury in my hand) can not stop me!
The first morning I stepped into their world, the complete area was frozen and covered under a white layer of ice crystals including Orange-tips. After a beautiful sunrise I visited a female butterfly which was covered with ice crystals and while I was busy with finding the right composition/detail as the cuckoo flower was curved due to the cold, I noticed the first egg.
The second morning I was very happy that again the sun was cooperative and with a good feeling and a full memory card I continued my way to work.
I think the Orange-tip and I have a special relationship, a kind of neverending love so probably I will find soon caterpillars in my garden on Annual Honesty and the circle of life will start again. The only thing I will change in 2017 is the area as too many people were asking what I was doing......
Jibt dir dit Leben mal een Buff, denn weene keene Träne. Lach Dir'n Ast und setz Dir druff und baumle mit de Beene.