It was this butterfly’s lucky day. I had given up chasing butterflies as they always seem to taunt me! In my face when I don’t have the camera and as soon as I pick one up, none to be seen or just fluttering around out of reach.

Today I noticed this little guy hanging in a spider web, thought he was dead until I took a closer look.

After I pulled off the web,got a few photos, he flew off.

I was thinking to myself, it was his lucky day and it was mine! :)

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  • Shannon Rogers
    Shannon Rogersalmost 4 years ago

    Such a beautiful title and such a Fantastic Capture, came out a winner, very very well done :)

  • Hey Shannon, that was quick, I’m still trying to upload the photo of it in the web! LOL!

    Thanks m8tee for the lovely comment! :)

    Gabe :)

    – Gabrielle Lees

  • shortshooter-Al
    shortshooter-Alalmost 4 years ago

    You were both lucky for sure Gabe. It’s a terrific shot of this beauty. A fav Mate.

  • Awwh thank you Al! :) Yes I was pretty lucky to find this guy still alive. I noticed him in the web and thought I’d get a macro of his wings before the spider had eaten him. I was happily surprised to find he was still alive. He probably hadn’t been there long, he still had energy to fly off after I got the web off.

    Gabe :)

    – Gabrielle Lees

  • gail woodbury
    gail woodburyalmost 4 years ago

    Love the shot Gabe!!- great title ..well done girlfriend!

  • Hehehhe! Thanks so much Gail! Well it’s off to bed, nighty night! :)

    Gabe :)

    – Gabrielle Lees

  • AngieDavies
    AngieDaviesalmost 4 years ago

    What a great story Gabe!!! This is a beautiful shot, and I am so glad you were there to rescue him!! Butterflies certainly are tricky to photograph with their constant movement. Your title says it all! :)

  • Hi Angie, I’m just glad I saw him, I was out chasing bugs with the macro, and his wings caught my eye. Yes you are so right, you have to know what time of day they rest. It’s so hard to get a decent shot.

    Thanks so much Angie! :)

    Gabe :)

    – Gabrielle Lees

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonalmost 4 years ago

  • Catherine  Howell
    Catherine Howellalmost 4 years ago

    OH GABE!! This is exquisite!!!! I love butterflies:)))

  • Hi Catherine, how are you buddy? Thanks so much for the lovely comment! Yes I love butterflies too, I’ve got heaps in the garden at the moment but can’t seem to find any that will sit! :( Sad when you have to rely on spiders to catch them for you! LOL!

    Gabe :)

    – Gabrielle Lees

  • vigor
    vigoralmost 4 years ago

    Ah, what a happy ending, it’s beautfiul, glad you saved it!!!

  • Awwh thanks Vivian, yes Di recons I now get good Karma for rescuing him! :) I’m happy he could just fly off! He hovered above me for a little while as though to look back at me. I have a few of these beautiful butterflies in the garden but they move so quick it’s not often they stop!

    Gabe :)

    – Gabrielle Lees

  • dedmanshootn
    dedmanshootnalmost 4 years ago

    great catch – by the spider ;-) – that you swiped! LOL! beauty!

  • Hehehehe! Yes poor old Mr Spider can go catch something more ugly for tea! LOL!

    Thanks Dave :)

    Gabe :)

    – Gabrielle Lees

  • AngieBanta
    AngieBantaalmost 4 years ago

    Cute story & beautiful butterfly! Nice photo!

  • Hi Angie, thanks m8tee! :) Yes it’s a very pretty butterfly, too nice to leave dying in a spiders web. I thought the spider can just find something more ugly for dinner! lOL!

    Gabe :)

    – Gabrielle Lees

  • Joseph T. Meirose IV
    Joseph T. Meir...almost 4 years ago

    A refreshing story. Thank you for sharing and now we all are lucky to hear and see it ourselves. Cheers to you!

  • Thanks so much Joe! Yes Di recons because I rescued this butterfly I’ve got good karma coming to me! :) Sounds good to me! LOL!

    Thanks for stopping by! :)

    Gabe :)

    – Gabrielle Lees

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