This was a fun pursuit. I visited an area in town called Brickyard. It’s a fairly large meadow which is broken up in a few spots by trees and a small river. As I walked a path around the meadow a butterfly zipped past and landed in the grasses about ten feet from me. I couldn’t see exactly where so accepted that I couldn’t photograph it. But a few minutes later I saw another and this time was able to pursue it into the tall dewy grasses. I got soaked but it was worth it.
Common Wood-nymph-Cercyonis pegala
Last year I purchased a Canon 2.0 Mark II teleconverter from a bird photographer who was switching systems. Perfect condition for a good price. I now mount it on my 180 macro which gives me great range for shooting butterflies, and other insects, from a non-threatening distance. Money well spent.