I captured these images on a recent fall hike.
All I have to say is, thank goodness for a good zoom lens.
I felt like it was time to come clean with something...
I know I'm crazy.
People get beautiful butterfly tattoos permanently placed on their bodies.
Other brave souls go into enclosed butterfly conservatories and gardens. To me, this is the thing horror films are made of.
I'm not sure what it is that bothers me about butterflies.
Perhaps it's the fact that they lure you in with their beautiful wings, but when you get a good close look at their bodies and long antenna, ((shudder)) they are downright creepy.
I know I'm being irrational, especially when creatures like this exist...
But for now my silly phobia and I will continue hiding behind a zoom lens and enjoying these beautiful (hideous) creatures from afar.