Notice that this Monarch butterfly is on one of our white butterfly bushes down near the edge of the woods.
This particular butterfly was amazing. I shot this photo with one of my short lenses. I walked right up to it. He stared at me. I stared back. We played chicken for what seemed like minutes and finally when I flicked the branch, it leisurely lifted off for flight like it was almost ignoring me.
This will be my last butterfly post for a while. Getting locked in a trance with an insect is a little unnerving. I think I'm spending too much time in the woods.