Flighty Butterfly Stops for a Brief Rest by taffy

Flighty Butterfly Stops for a Brief Rest

I had to take almost 40 photos of this little white cabbage butterfly (thanks Amanda and Lou Ann for identifying it) as it was quite hyper in flying around. But it kept coming back to my basil plant so I finally caught one with its eyes and body in focus. The wings look quite white in the bright sunlight, but have some light color tones when the photo downloads.
Love the softness and the composition and square crop on this. Lovely image, fav
August 24th, 2018  
They are so difficult to capture so you have done well
August 24th, 2018  
What a beautiful catch - incredible clarity and DOF.
August 24th, 2018  
Wow Taffy, you are so patient but well rewarded, massive eyes!
August 24th, 2018  
I thin it's a cabbage butterfly. Beautifully focused!
August 24th, 2018  
Awesome capture wih wondergul detail and tones. Fav
August 24th, 2018  
Beautiful capture, great focus on the eyes
August 24th, 2018  
Amazing capture
August 24th, 2018  
Love this Taffy. Great dof and focus on the eyes. Beautiful tones
August 24th, 2018  
Lovely closeup and pretty soft tones :)
August 24th, 2018  
Amazing
August 24th, 2018  
Amazing shot
August 24th, 2018  
Super detail on the eye!
August 24th, 2018  
Fabulous detail
August 24th, 2018  
Great detail! Someone said the little white butterflies are called cabbage butterflies. Don’t quote me on that, ha!
August 24th, 2018  
@louannwarren @alophoto Thanks for the identification!! Am adding it to the narrative. I appreciate it!
August 24th, 2018  
fabulous detail
August 24th, 2018  
Wonderful capture with great dof showing his eyes and body in focus! Well done on your patience as you finally got a great shot. They really are difficult to capture! Love those eyes!
August 24th, 2018  
You ended up with a beauty. I lve the color nd the dreamy backgywhile the fur and eyes are sharp
August 25th, 2018  
Fantastic macro focus and details!
August 25th, 2018  
Absolutely love the dof!
August 25th, 2018  
The focus on the eyes is amazing - well done!
August 25th, 2018  
Love the focus and pov
August 25th, 2018  
Awesome picture.
August 25th, 2018  
Love this!
August 25th, 2018  
Such a beautiful dreamy capture. Fav.
August 25th, 2018  
Fab focus:)
August 25th, 2018  
Great image Taffy despite these ones and I being mortal enemies. They always manage to get into our winter vegies no matter what we screen them with.
August 25th, 2018  
That close up is amazing! What lens did you use, out of interest? Is it a macro? I don't have anything that could produce that dof and focus on something so tiny, so I am interested.
August 25th, 2018  
Super close up, I love his goggle eyes.
August 25th, 2018  
Awesome macro! I find them too quick for me
August 25th, 2018  
This is stunning
August 25th, 2018  
Wonderful details in this.
August 25th, 2018  
@casablanca It's the Nikon 105mm Micro (what they call their macro). It's a GREAT lens. It was the first one I bought after the kit lens.
August 25th, 2018  
Stunning!
August 25th, 2018  
rather adorable... love those soft green tones
August 25th, 2018  
Fantastic frontal macro capture
August 25th, 2018  
Nice, fav
August 25th, 2018  
Great pov and capture.
August 25th, 2018  
Beautiful macro
August 25th, 2018  
Wonderful tones and close up!
August 25th, 2018  
Superb capture fav
August 25th, 2018  
I can’t say anything that others haven’t said but it is a stunning macro!
August 26th, 2018  
Great shot- yes they're very flitty! Love the detail you captured on the eyes.
August 26th, 2018  
those eyes are awesome
August 27th, 2018  
cool pov fav
August 29th, 2018  
these ones barely pause for breath. Such a beautiful image. You can't have had long to compose this stunning picture.
August 30th, 2018  
It is only fitting that this finished in the Top Twenty! Very deserving! FAV
September 1st, 2018  
Congratulations, Taffy on making the TT! :)
September 1st, 2018  
@gardenfolk @skipt07 Thanks for letting me know! I appreciate it, and thanks for the kind words too.
September 1st, 2018  
So pleased to see this in TT:))
September 1st, 2018  
Very beautiful xx
September 2nd, 2018  
Great capture
September 2nd, 2018  
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