The other day I was trying to get a picture a butterfly. No matter how hard I tried, every time I snapped the photo I was too late. Today I was looking through my photographs and saw this one with two butterflies. Apparently I’m only successful when in Zambia. I’m packing my bags. Just kidding…but I wish.
TB Markinson is an American who's recently returned to the US after a seven-year stint in the UK and Ireland. When she isn't writing, she's traveling the world, watching sports on the telly, visiting pubs in New England, or reading. Not necessarily in that order.
Her novels have hit Amazon bestseller lists for lesbian fiction and lesbian romance.
She cohosts the Lesbians Who Write Podcast (lesbianswhowrite.com) with Clare Lydon. TB also runs I Heart Lesfic (iheartlesfic.com), a place for authors and fans of lesfic to come together to celebrate lesbian fiction.
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Wow, so colourful – and two butterflies. Well done you!
Thanks Lynn…it might be the first and last time.
Beautiful. I’ve been trying to take a picture of butterflies in my neighbors front yard. She has this bush that attracts them. So far I’ve been unsuccessful. I will keep trying!!! 🙂
Lovely shot. I am far to slow to capture them
They are quick and hard to predict.
photographing butterflies or hummingbirds is a bit like trying to nail jello to a wall!! You did great.
Thanks…now I have to master jello 🙂
beautiful photo.. I am going to cheat for photographing butterfies and try a place called “Butterfly World” where they are indoors..
I’ve been to a butterfly world…have fun. I was watching a group of kids so I didn’t even bother taking a camera. If you succeed I hope you share some photos 🙂
I wish too! This is a lovely rich photo!
Thanks Gilly…I can’t wait to get back to Africa. I hope in the next few years but life will make the decision for me.
Butterflies never sit still! Always on the way, This photo is beautiful with the butterflies in white and the poinsettia in red
Thanks…I love how butterflies always just fly around like they have no plan whatsoever. It must be nice.
So beautiful, I love butterflies… and the colours fascinated. Thank you dear TBM, with my love, nia
It’s hard to get good butterfly photographs. But hey, I think getting this great photo justifies another trip to Zambia! …but I understand it’s wishful thinking.
Zambia is one of the most beautiful countries I’ve been too…I would love to hop a plane right now.
It’s sooo hard to capture butterflies in a picture!! Nicely done!
They are a challenge, but so worth it when you succeed.
Two birds with one stone… Lovely picture! ! I have not been successful photographing butterflies yet, but I’ll keep trying. 🙂
I wish you luck and I know you’ll succeed.
So much colour! I thought that the butterfly was a flower at first. Good clean shot 🙂
I love strong colors and in this picture they are great.
Thanks…I was surprised to see these colors in Africa.
Really difficult to capture, mine are all blurred. This is a lovely shot, that pink is so vibrant.
Thanks…these two were kind enough to cooperate.
i frankly tell that i always love your natural photos.
Thank you. You are so kind.
Two butterflies in one shot, it doesn’t happen often, very good.
I couldn’t believe it.
I love the colors in this photo. 🙂
You are so kind…thanks Jo.
Lucky you. I love surprises, don’t you?
I love most surprises 😉
Great photo! Everytime I try to take a photo of a butterfly lately they fly away so quick it’s impossible to get one!
I can relate to the frustration!
Maybe the heat slows them down. 🙂
I have the worst luck with butterflies too. The minute I get near, they take flight.
This is a beautiful shot!
Thanks…I’ll have to remember to try when it is hot, if the sun will come back out in London.
Butterflies are just gorgeous… I love it when they flutter about in my garden.
I love to watch them flutter around and I wonder what their life is like.
You are much quicker than me! I blame the shutter speed on my camera 😛
I think I was lucky with this one…
I understand your difficulty, they are moving so fast. You are so lucky to have captured them. lovely photo
They move fast and in unpredictable patterns.