Butterfly on summer lilac
Also called summer lilac, it is a plant known to attract butterflies. However, the butterflies usually landed up high above eye level and didn’t seem keen on purposely getting closer to the camera lens.
Lovely bright colors and white spots amidst the dark areas of this butterfly’s wings.
When one of the butterflies ventured on some flowers set lower on the brush which were much closer, managed to capture it in more detail although the angle towards the sun doesn’t look as ideal anymore.
Still, do love how this angle shows the unique, alien shape of the butterfly’s head, not only the antennae but the proboscis it uses to feed can be made out quite well.
A shame the compound eyes aren’t that discernible with their dark color.
One of the last shots made before it got a bit overcast, this butterfly got competition when a bee decided to feast on the same flower buds the butterfly had set on. Was nice to see how both went about their business and seemingly ignored each other.