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This butterfly seems to love the biggest one of our banana trees because I keep seeing come back, and always sit on the same leaf. Yesterday I was outside with my camera, when I spotted my little friend. I inched closer and closer, taking pictures, just in case he flew away. At times he would take off, flutter around my head, and then sit down on the banana leaf again, still letting me come closer and closer, until I was only inches away from him.

12 responses

  1. You have a banana tree? How freaking cool are you?! This dude’s eyes are a little icky for me. shiver

    30. July, 2008 at 06:33

  2. What’s so icky about his eyes?? LOL
    Yes, we have several banana trees. No bananas, though.

    30. July, 2008 at 06:42

  3. plainmama

    You had to have been jumping up and down inside! When I have attempted insect shots and even thinking I may have gotten something decent, I get so excited.

    This is just a gorgeous shot! The bokeh is unbelievable along with the crispness of your friend!

    30. July, 2008 at 06:51

  4. Wonderful shot. Like Anjeanette, I’m tripping out that you have banana trees! You’re making me homesick.

    30. July, 2008 at 07:15

  5. doreen3boys

    Wow, this is incredible!!! What a great catch.

    What’s a banana tree w/o bananas? What grows them if your tree doesn’t?

    I’m baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack, lol! Did you miss me?

    30. July, 2008 at 08:41

  6. The grocery store grows the bananas 😉
    We have one that is supposed to grow them, but haven’t seen any signs of bananas so far. Maybe the trees have to “mature” first?? Don’t know if the other trees are supposed to get bananas, they were here when we bought the house.

    So glad you’re back, Doreen! Of course I’ve missed you!!!

    30. July, 2008 at 09:17

  7. photographybycheryl

    so jealous of these fabulous shots….. lol about a banana tree with no bananas!!!

    30. July, 2008 at 09:39

  8. I think a banana tree without a banana is just a tree;)

    31. July, 2008 at 10:36

  9. Those eyes are not icky but they are giant! Great close-up. And WTG for getting some cooperation.

    31. July, 2008 at 13:00

  10. dalia

    that is just amazing!! I can never get that close…ok…that is my mission tomorrow!

    31. July, 2008 at 19:30

  11. Thank you! Good luck, Dalia!

    31. July, 2008 at 21:04

  12. shelby

    oh this is incredible!!! I love your shots!

    5. August, 2008 at 12:14

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