As I have enough photos of them I decided to ignore this species when I see them flying or resting nearby. Yesterday evening, after sun set, I was walking through my laizzez-faire garden, when I noticed two Orange-tips on one Garlic Mustard flower. Two are special so I took my camera. I wanted a nice smile of both of them but the distance between them were too big (not uncommon between male and female).
It became too dark and I decided to photograph them this morning (before I had to go to work) again. At night they probably had some little fight as I found them separated on the same flower this morning. Now they were sitting almost in one line and with a smaller aperture, I catched them both sharp.
No more Orange-tips for me this season; I 'm looking forward to the butterflies I will 'meet' in a few days!
Last Saturday it was one of the most beautiful mornings.....a cold night with some frost, a foggy morning and a red sunrise.....and I was on my way to Utrecht for my study. No photos but undergoing an examination; fortunately I passed it.
I had the intention to go out this week to visit the cuckoo flower area and search for other butterflies and dragonflies but I’m that kind of tired that I stayed around home.
As I did not have time for gardening activities, my garden transformed into a wilderness which is beautifully flowering at the moment with Garlic Mustard, Annual Honesty and Forget-me-not.
Almost every evening I find some resting common butterflies. I’m not photographing them all but sometimes the common one’s have something special and than they are ‘mine’.
This day started with a red sun and turned out to be a beautiful day with a lot of butterflies and good news......I like these kind of days!
After the heavy rain and hail showers of last Tuesday most of the Orange-tips were gone; they did not survive this action of mother nature. This guy I photographed some days before and we took a deep look into each others eyes......I assume I little bit more into his.
In five days time, a lot can change. All the Cuckoo flowers are pink now and the area is full of Orange-tips. Although I have other priorities at the moment, after two grey days I could not resist the thought that there might be a chance for a red sunset/sunrise.
Entering the area yesterday evening, I immediately found a male Orange-tip in the perfect direction to the sun, unfortunately his wings were a little bit damaged due to the emerging process.
While I was lying in the grass, a car stopped and two other nature photographers entered ‘my’ area. It costs me a few seconds to get used to it that it was no longer ‘my’ area and later on I learned that these two photographers will travel to Hungary in June too to photograph butterflies.......what a small world!
Cause all of me
Loves all of you
Love your curves and all your edges
All your perfect imperfections
Give your all to me
I'll give my all to you
You're my end and my beginning
Even when I lose I'm winning
Cause I give you all of me
And you give me all of you
© John Legend
On the evening of April 1st, I checked the area with Cuckoo flowers again. Although the temperatures were nice the last days, not much Cuckoo flowers were flowering. After I walked through the two meadows for almost an hour, I did not expect to find any butterfly anymore.
But, they fooled me because not much later I found at the end of the big meadow, under a tree, the first Orange-tip, a male. On my way back, on the other side, I found a second Orange-tip, a female. A good relationship often starts with some distance!
The female was sitting in front of the setting sun and I had to run to my car to pick up my camera and beanbag. Although the sun was disappearing behind the forest, I was just in time to catch the last orange light.
As the female was not sitting under a tree, I decided to return this morning to catch the orange light again from the opposite direction. It was a perfect morning with a lot of fog and a red sunrise. At arrival the light was blue and due to the fog the background was almost invisible. The amazing and spooky thing was that the fog suddenly vanished within a few seconds. The sky coloured pink and orange and there she was again.......the sun.
It's amazing to find the first emerged Orange-tips on April 1st!
Jibt dir dit Leben mal een Buff, denn weene keene Träne. Lach Dir'n Ast und setz Dir druff und baumle mit de Beene.