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 120 months ago | reply

      Awesome shot!!
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    2. periodic measure [deleted] 120 months ago | reply

      Gorgeous!

    3. Trinimusic2008 -blessings 120 months ago | reply

      Serendipity! What a beautiful butterfly and composition!

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    4. kalsang35 120 months ago | reply

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    5. ladyinpurple 120 months ago | reply

      Great capture!

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    6. n&s I Photography 118 months ago | reply

      So beautiful capture.

    7. Das Essenz 本•質 118 months ago | reply

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

    8. Fatfout 114 months ago | reply

      amazing (O.O)

    9. melodic pet [deleted] 113 months ago | reply

      nice..

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