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Friday photo: alien shadow

This is a tortoiseshell butterfly I saw the other day. Despite its loveliness, the shadow it casts makes me think of a menacing alien. If it were several times larger and looming over me in unfamiliar circumstances I think my heart rate would increase quite rapidly.

small tortoiseshell
Small tortoiseshell with sinister shadow.
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8 thoughts on “Friday photo: alien shadow

  1. Lovely butterfly, but that is a large shadow! Very nice butterfly shot. Is your summer still providing nice temps and sun? Know you are loving the good weather.

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    1. Thank you, Wendy. We’ve still got our heatwave, although we’re due a change overnight with heavy rain that should clear the air. It’s been very humid and I think a storm would provide the refreshment we need. I hope you’re enjoying some fine summer weather, too.

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  2. Beautifully captured although the shadow is menacing.
    Nice to hear you are having some warm weather there this summer. I hope it will still be warm in August.

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    1. Thanks, Heather. It has been unseasonably warm and dry here this summer, although we’ve got a bit of respite at the moment with some much-needed rain. I hope it stays nice for your trip.

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