It’s been a hot start to February here whilst some of you are freezing before the seasons start to turn! One morning this week saw very heavy fog as the overnight temperature got really quite cool (6C) before another hot day. At sunrise I was delighted to find many insects waiting for the warmth of the sun to get dry and moving – this tiny butterfly (wingspan of 2 cm) is called a common grass blue. I hope you enjoy, click in for a larger image. 🙂
22 thoughts on “Jewels at dawn.”
I’ve never seen the Common Grass Blue before – thanks for sharing.
Too hot for me, that’s for sure, Lisa. Starting raining about half an hour ago, so I’m pleased.
Hello Vicki, they are very pretty little things. No rain here yet though temp is dropping – I think we’ll get it overnight ☔️
Hi Lis, Great to see you back at it! Looking forward to seeing more.
Absolutely gorgeous picture! Now and again, we are getting little whiffs of Spring >>> but there’s still a lot that can go wrong between now and then!!! A
Thank you Adrian – here I am looking forward to Autumn!
Hello Lisa, you seem to have a lot of fog where you live…perhaps this is what makes for good grape country.
Hello! Yes we do seem to get a bit I think partly because of the dramatic temperature swings in summer and living in a heavily wooded area, but then I like photographing it too so it might seem we get more than we do!!!
Lovely photo, particularly that bokeh. Visual gold!
Thank you – I love the lens (nikkor 105mm)
Hey Lisa .. love this! So good having you back 😃
Hello Julie, thank you so much. How is your season going? Ours will be later than in the last few years and we’ve had everything thrown at us this year – frosts, heat and disease!
Very different to last year that’s for sure 😃
A fine portrait in the foggy dew! I’m being a neighbor for a while and enjoying having the opportunity to step out of our winter into your summer. If that’s not magic, it’s close enough for me!
I hope you are enjoying though I’ve heard its been a wet and cold summer in NZ.
IN the week and a half that I’ve been here, it’s been simply beautiful!
Beautiful – I can’t stop looking at those little drops on the wing edges!
Thank you – it was a great sunrise to be out with the camera 🙂
Outstanding, so beautiful! ❤
Thank you and taking time to comment 😀
Not at all. It’s such a lovely work. The dew of compassion is a tear..