Delicate Beauty

© Hayden Cannon

Delicate Beauty

Uploaded: March 16, 2017 | Entered: March 16, 2017 05:05:39


This is a photo of a Brown or Western Brown Butterfly (Heteronympha merope ssp. Duboulayi) Male.
It was a magical moment that I was lucky enough to share with this beautiful creature. The butterfly was enjoying the dappled sunshine as I was enjoying his display.
His wings had a stain glass window effect it was stunning and a not to miss photo opportunity. Though I was torn between just soaking up this moment or taking a photo.
He spent a number of minutes flying around me then landing several times in different poses.
It really was a great moment for me, these are the moments I live for and are the reason I go out into nature. So now I share my moments through my photos with you all.
This was taken hand held with natural light to show the back lit wings. I spared no time in getting the photo I wanted. This one is by far my favourite.
I just simply love the back lit wings, so beautiful.

Enjoy! All comments welcome


Gord MacEachern March 16, 2017

Very beautiful close up Hayden,lovely colors and detail!! #1681778

Hayden Cannon March 16, 2017

Thank you so much Gord for your kind words and feedback. I am glad you like it :) #11572166

John Koepfer @PresentPleasures March 16, 2017

I love your pov, the way you captured the curve in the leaf. Fantastic detail, light and color Hayden!!! #11572355

Hayden Cannon March 17, 2017

Thank you so much for such kind words John. I'm glad you think so, the butterfly did all the work for me :) #11572453

Val Feldman level-deluxe March 17, 2017

Hayden at his very best! A marvelous capture of this little beauty...details impeccable, glorious light, excellent dof from the dainty antennae to the curve of the hind wing. I'm sure after this wonderful moment you shared with this little fellow and the perfect image he permitted you to capture, you gave a "thanks"...! :) :) #11572586

Hayden Cannon March 17, 2017

Haha aww thank you Val you always say the nicest things :) Yes I gave him a tip of my hat with this photo :) and thank him out loud, I'm sure if anyone was there they would think I'm nuts :P. I absolutely loved the moment it really restored my love of nature and photography. I am going through some hard times and medical issues too so this little guy reached me and restored me. Thank again Val I always love reading your comments! :) #11572650

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