A long journey

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This is how butterflies look like after hundreds of km of flight.

Painted lady butterflies are known for their migration between continents. Thousands of km (up to 14000) and few generations every year to reach their destinations. Pretty amazing for such delicate insect.

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In spring I could see few of those with damaged wings fling around the lavender. They are still doing ok, though I could tell they have to put more energy into flapping the wings.

The pretty butterflies are pretty (damn, I am witty or what?), but the damaged ones have a character and a story or two to tell.
If they could talk.

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I managed to shoot a few types of butterflies on the bushes around, but only this type had the wings in such poor state.

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A guest bumblebee :)

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Shot with Nikon D5500 + Sigma 105mm lens
All photos and text are my own.



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