Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Nature Notes: Hitchhiker

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Sometimes nature decides to come inside. In this case a little moth or butterfly flew inside my car.

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I was getting my mail from the box at the bottom of my driveway, and while the car window was down a flash of color flew by my face.

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When I spotted the hitchhiker, I rolled up the car window and grabbed my camera. I felt a little guilty about taking photographs before I let him leave. However, as soon as I finished and rolled the window back down he was able to fly back and feast on the lantana by my mailbox.

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He'll probably be more careful about hitchhiking next time.

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Unknown said...

Ahnah, he's a poser.
He knows, you're "da famous nature photog" and wanted to end up in your blog ;)

Cezar and Léia said...

Where to? :)
Beautiful pics, specially the reflection of the critter on the windshield!
God bless you!

ramblingwoods said...

Awwww...Lucky that you had your camera with you Carver.. Love finding the unexpected... Great post for Nature Notes. -Michelle-

jmb said...

A serendipitous photo opportunity. I'm glad he survived his temporary imprisonment.

Bird said...

Wow, that's an absolute beauty! The first pic with the reflection is wonderful. And I'm sure it wasn't any the worse off for starring in a photoshoot :)

Daryl said...

Maybe he was headed out for a snack of lantana and just knew the best ones were .. and how to get there ..

Prospero said...

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

Squirrel said...

Pleasant surprise photo op. Nice shots Carver!

Unknown said...

The reflections make for very interesting photos.

Ayie said...

a lovely hitchhiker! they said they are lucky charms =)

Napaboaniya.Elaine Ling said...

A butterfly! I've yet to see a colored moth yet :P

I hope it's destination fits it well :)

MyMaracas said...

Beautiful! What a lucky moment. I love the way the wings are doubled in the reflection.


RJ Flamingo said...

Funny how these opportunities just present themselves - and sometimes we can actually get our cameras!

I think what you've got there is a Pearl Crescent butterfly, Carver. Nice one!

lissa said...

wow, great moment to watch the beauty of nature and to capture it also