The cabbage white is the most common butterfly in the world and in our backyard. Took this shot yesterday in the wind. Used sports mode. As I marvel at the butterfly captures of other photographers, I note how the setting, especially the flower, is so important to a dramatic shot. These yellow flowers, grown fromContinue reading “The Cabbage White, Always…”
I have plenty of honey bees, but few butterflies in the backyard. This cabbage white was the only butterfly spotted yesterday. Climate change? Or, maybe I wasn’t in the backyard much; i.e. , frame of reference. Seriously, I haven’t been seeing butterflies in places where they were last year at this time. t see
Here is the most common butterfly in our yard, the cabbage white. So far, I have seen lots of honey bees, but few butterflies. However, there are slews of oak moths fluttering around this area. The moth explosion, triggered by people opting against spraying their oaks, has allowed the bee population to flourish since theContinue reading “Cabbage White Up Close”
A cabbage white butterfly fluttered around our yard yesterday–only the second I’ve seen this year. I practice shooting them in sports mode with a 55mm lens. The photo below is of a worn out cabbage white and a nasturtium at the end of last year–taken with a telephoto lens.
With so many monarchs in the backyard, I went three miles to Point Lobos in search of more. Zilch. Did find a cabbage white, pictured here, a painted lady as well as harbor seals and lizards, but no monarchs. Not complaining. Point Lobos is a special place, notwithstanding the poison oak.