Butterfly in Hand

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    Walking up the ramps in the California Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, my wife held out her hand. This beautiful butterfly landed on her hand and just sat there. I have a number of other pictures of it sitting with wings closed.

    My wife wanted it to move on, and blew on it. The butterfly opened its wings, and continued to sit there, beautifully posing for me.

    Sheer delight.

    romorga, Maxina Belle, Afsar Emekli, and 13 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. cindlinz 66 months ago | reply

      Awesome shot!!
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    2. @berny 66 months ago | reply


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    3. XPAT in Poland [deleted] 66 months ago | reply

      Gorgeous!

    4. Trinimusic2008 - Stay blessed 66 months ago | reply

      Serendipity! What a beautiful butterfly and composition!

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    5. kalsang35 66 months ago | reply

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    6. Lucy Olsen. 66 months ago | reply

      Great capture!

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    7. n&s I Photography 64 months ago | reply

      So beautiful capture.

    8. TAIMENSION 64 months ago | reply

      haha, lucky!!!
      there was no butterfly on me ><
      your wife must be very lovely!! ^^

    9. Fatfout 61 months ago | reply

      amazing (O.O)

    10. speedpatch [deleted] 59 months ago | reply

      nice..

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