This period of the year I like the most! I’m outside almost every morning before sunrise and every evening until sunset. I’m in my element and photograph a lot these days; mostly I visit a small area of the Kleine Beerze as I want to complete my story. Yesterday I found three resting butterflies, three times a Small Heath (Coenonympha pamphilus - Hooibeestje). Of course I photographed them but I’m still concerned about the absence of other butterflies. Fortunately a lot of dragonflies and spiders can be found at this area.
Last year I rescued a few caterpillars of the Swallowtail (Papilio machaon - Koninginnenpage) from a poisonous shower on a carrot field and one of them emerged recently. I was happily surprised that this kind of butterfly, which loves warmer regions, survived the low winter temperatures. I had taken a few photo’s when the ‘Queen’ decided to fly into freedom….
Canon 7D; tripod; remote release; 180 mm, 1/10s at F9.0 and ISO100
Jibt dir dit Leben mal een Buff, denn weene keene Träne. Lach Dir'n Ast und setz Dir druff und baumle mit de Beene.