These butterflies are common in the mountains of North Carolina. I stumbled up on several on the bank of a small stream. This one stood it's ground as I approached and allowed me to capture several shots from 3-4 inches away. Then it slowly lifted off and circled me. As I researched what type this butterfly was I came across images of it's caterpillar stage. Wildly enough, just a few days earlier I have snapped off a few frames of a strange caterpillar, it turns out they are one in the same.
This is my near daily photography web log. I got interested in photography in high school and have been taking shots ever since. I am still developing techniques and honing my eye. I tend to gravitate toward macro shots, small subjects and low perspective. Have fun digging through the blog and looking at old posts. You will see that I have worked through different processing, framing and display techniques along the way. It's all in an effort to learn something new. All of these photos were taken with minimal equipment and consumer level cameras. You can do any of this with your camera too. Thanks for stopping by. Leave a comment or ask a question. Let's learn this stuff together.
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