Photo taken at the Matthaei Botanical Gardens a few springs ago. When visiting the gardens I always try to walk quietly, camera ready, on hopes of an encounter with wildlife. On this day the butterflies were in abundance, mostly these orange butterflies on orange flowers. Approaching them was quite easy and getting close up shots didn’t seem to startle them at all.
Later on I would have an encounter with a coyote while quietly walking a trail. I heard rustling in the bushes and thought it might be a deer. Before I could get close enough to react it was running deep into the brush so I only caught a glimpse of the head and back as it ran in an out of tall grass.
On this day of miserable freezing rain and sleet here in NC, this pic makes me want to crawl into the photo and sit in the warm sun with the butterflies. =) Wonderful shot!
I know that’s what I was thinking. It’s so cold here too. The day I took this photo was just perfect. It was warm, sunny and I felt great to be out enjoying it. For so many reasons I wish I could go back to that day.
how pretty1 vibrant colours! 🙂
You should have seen it this day. The fields were alive with orange and green. Thank you for stopping by. 🙂