Canon 7D; tripod; remote release; 180mm, 1/125s at F9 and ISO160
Like some other kind of butterflies, the Brimstone (Gonepteryx rhamni) hibernates as butterfly and every springtime he is one of the first butterflies which awakes when temperature is rising. With their yellow/greenish wings this species is invisible when they are resting between fresh/green leaves.
It’s a common butterfly but not very easy to photograph as I often found the Brimstone resting on messy places low on the ground, especially in springtime. And, I must admit that since my accident with the motor cycle I became a bit lazy photographing butterflies low on the ground as my knees hurts quickly.
So, this beautiful male Brimstone was resting on a flower a few days ago. It was a warm and cloudy day and like me he was lazy. In the first place I had no interest photographing him as I was busy with other things. But after a while I couldn’t resist and took my camera and tripod; he was very cooperative and I had enough time to make photo’s from different positions. Due to the backlight his wings became a bit transparent and his tender body visible.
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Jibt dir dit Leben mal een Buff, denn weene keene Träne. Lach Dir'n Ast und setz Dir druff und baumle mit de Beene.