What I saw out my window - but can't share
By Judy Evans
May 2, 2021 10:09pm CST
I’ve written a few posts about what I see ‘out my window’. This is along similar lines but I don’t have a photo for you. I went out to snip the dead blooms off my rose trees and discovered a butterfly sitting on a flower, sipping nectar. Its wings were flexing up and down. I hurried inside for my camera but when I came back the butterfly had moved to a leaf. I thought it was still worth a photo but the camera wouldn’t work for some reason. When I looked, I discovered the battery wasn’t in it. We’ve been charging up batteries as there is a horse endurance ride next weekend. When I came back the second time, the butterfly had disappeared. So, instead of a photo of the butterfly, I’ve added a photo of a rose with a bee in it.
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• Bangalore, India
Oops! The butterfly missed the opportunity to be captured in a beautiful shot. That's a lovely picture. I often see bees and butterflies on my flowers engrossed in sipping the nectar and by the time I get the phone/camera, they are not there.
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• Bunbury, Australia
That would be neat indeed. I saw another case insect today too. I wrote about them once. Here's a link of you have time to read:
Oh, the Elusive Butterfly trick! I have had the same issues when I tried to get a photo of a hummingbird. Either my camera needs charging or by the time I get it their gone. If I'm lucky enough to zero in on one I can't get close enough of get the hummer in focus in time before it fly off. I share your frustration. Here was the best photo I've been able to get of a female hummer. You can see the "blob" hovering above the feeder
Either way, it's a beautiful picture I am always faced with such situations that I see my cats doing something funny and I don't have my cell phone with me and by the time I reach the phone the cats are already either sleeping or just not into their funny act anymore