Regina Geoghan’s Post on

Photographer Regina Geoghan, a frequent contributor to this blog, recently wrote a post for about photographing butterfluies at DeKorte Park.

Here’s a sample:

“Suddenly, out of the corner of my eye, a bright spot of orange appears and my heart starts to beat a little faster.  YES – a butterfly!!!  A Monarch?  – No – a Viceroy.  It lights on the butterfly bush near me and I edge closer and begin my daily dance.  As it flits and flutters from one blossom and one plant to the next, I follow back and forth, until it stops long enough and poses for me to snap the shutter – again – and once more to get a photograph of the Viceroy set against the bright blue sky.

“It is, for me, a record of a magical moment of beauty in this day.  Soon after, those same bushes are alive with movement as dozens of Skipper butterflies of all sizes and several Clear-winged Moths jostle with each other for a prime flower.  Two Black Swallowtails fly in to join the club, and an hour later just as I must leave, an American Lady makes an appearance.”

The entire post is here.

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