I hate photographing butterflies. I swear they know they're in front of the camera. They wait for me to have the shot composed correctly, and have just nailed the focus right where I want it, and then they fly to another flower – where the whole cycle begins again. They toy with me. This butterfly must have needed a head shot for its portfolio, or something. It's a Painted Lady.
Canon EOS 350D DIGITAL, 300.0 mm, f/6.3, 1/1000s, ISO 400.
22nd August, 2009.