Yesterday evening I visited an other Cuckoo Flower area and found a lot of resting Orange-tips. As it was too windy I decided to return this morning to photograph them, hopefully with a beautiful sunrise. Nearby home I found an other Orange-tip (male) resting on Forget-me-not flowers.
When I woke up this morning I decided to stay around and photograph the Orange-tip on the blue flower. When I was busy I noticed that a second Orange-tip, a female, was also sleeping between the Forget-me-not flowers. A male and a female butterfly......maybe I have some luck and they will ‘like’ each other. But as it was cold and windy and both butterflies were still resting, I decided to come back later again. In the meantime I was satisfied with my photo of one resting Orange-tip on Forget-me-not.
Canon 7D; tripod; remote release; 180mm, 1/160s at F3.5 and ISO200
Two hours later I returned to the place but couldn’t find any Orange-tip. I looked around and on some other blue flowers I noticed two butterflies.....yes, they had found each other!!!! After I had taken the first photo’s I noticed that they were not mating and that she was very active. He, the true Orange-tip, was sitting, sitting or resting on that flower.
I observed them for a while and it was obvious that she wanted more.....she climbed around a few times, touched him with her tongue but nothing happened. She was very patience with him and I could take enough photos. Finally she gave up and flew away.....I looked at her in her flight and thought “we will never know what men really want”.
Jibt dir dit Leben mal een Buff, denn weene keene Träne. Lach Dir'n Ast und setz Dir druff und baumle mit de Beene.