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Monday, January 6, 2014

The butterfly and the mantis

Once again it was a case of not knowing what I had until I saw it on the computer. I was concentrating so hard on getting the shot of this butterfly, that I did not notice the mantis until later. :) I could not see his open wings but I think it is the White-barred Acraea


Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

I often find I have something more interesting in the photo when I look on the computer than the subject I have been after lol. Not as observant as I think I am! Have a good week. Diane

Gaelyn said...

Oh so true about missing things in the viewfinder.