Travel Photo of the Day (May 31)

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.

About TBM

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 ( with Clare Lydon. TB also runs I Heart Lesfic (, a place for authors and fans of lesfic to come together to celebrate lesbian fiction.
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54 Responses to Travel Photo of the Day (May 31)

  1. lynnsbooks says:

    Wow, so colourful – and two butterflies. Well done you!
    Lynn 😀

  2. 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!!! 🙂

  3. Rosa says:

    Lovely shot. I am far to slow to capture them

  4. photographing butterflies or hummingbirds is a bit like trying to nail jello to a wall!! You did great.

  5. selah says:

    beautiful photo.. I am going to cheat for photographing butterfies and try a place called “Butterfly World” where they are indoors..

    • TBM says:

      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 🙂

  6. Gilly Gee says:

    I wish too! This is a lovely rich photo!

    • TBM says:

      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.

  7. scrapydo says:

    Butterflies never sit still! Always on the way, This photo is beautiful with the butterflies in white and the poinsettia in red

  8. niasunset says:

    So beautiful, I love butterflies… and the colours fascinated. Thank you dear TBM, with my love, nia

  9. Fergiemoto says:

    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.

  10. It’s sooo hard to capture butterflies in a picture!! Nicely done!

  11. zelmare says:

    Two birds with one stone… Lovely picture! ! I have not been successful photographing butterflies yet, but I’ll keep trying. 🙂

  12. So much colour! I thought that the butterfly was a flower at first. Good clean shot 🙂

  13. Sartenada says:

    I love strong colors and in this picture they are great.

  14. Really difficult to capture, mine are all blurred. This is a lovely shot, that pink is so vibrant.

  15. vuitrenbanphim says:

    i frankly tell that i always love your natural photos.

  16. Valentina says:

    Two butterflies in one shot, it doesn’t happen often, very good.

  17. Myra GB says:

    I love the colors in this photo. 🙂

  18. orples says:

    Lucky you. I love surprises, don’t you?

  19. Robyn says:

    Great photo! Everytime I try to take a photo of a butterfly lately they fly away so quick it’s impossible to get one!

  20. 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!

  21. T.F.Walsh says:

    Butterflies are just gorgeous… I love it when they flutter about in my garden.

  22. You are much quicker than me! I blame the shutter speed on my camera 😛

  23. Novroz says:

    I understand your difficulty, they are moving so fast. You are so lucky to have captured them. lovely photo

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