Somehow I missed the ‘Photo of the Month’ post for June so I thought I’d do something a little different this month. I was out at Rithet’s Bog the other day, making photographs of the butterflies, bees, dragonflies and other little critters and I came across a number of Lorquin’s Admiral butterflies. Since my June 2010 post was on butterflies, it seemed only appropriate to do another one. This time I selected four images and combined them into one 4-across image using Lightroom’s print module.
The Lorquin’s Admirals seemed to show a preference for the Himalayan blackberry flowers, something that encouraged me to write the following gogyohka-style poem:
The Lorquin’s Admiral
that blackberries are invasive
as it sips nectar
from the flowers.
So, here’s the image I created:
The first image shows the orange bars on the edges of the forewings (Red Admirals have bars running down the middle of the wings). For the second image I was looking at the shadow of the one butterfly through the blackberry leaf when another butterfly showed up. Either the first one was feeling threatened or simply not interested, but s/he responded by hiding on the underside of the leaf! As to the last two, we’ll, we’ll leave them alone.
Now go out and make some pictures!