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Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge: The Red-spotted Jezebel

Over at Lens and Pens by Sally, the Mobile Phone Photography Challenge for the second Monday of the month is Macro.

While walking in the backyard the other day, I almost stepped on this butterfly. It didn’t look too agile, and barely flapped its wings, so I thought I had missed out on a vivid upper display. However, it turns out, the wings are only a silvery-grey on top, with wide black margins and the edging of white spots. The female has an extra black spot in the middle of the upper wings, but that part isn’t seen in my photos.

Nokia Lumia 520 windows phone, on auto

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Nokia Lumia 520 windows phone, on auto

Wikipedia - public domain (delias aganippe)

Wikipedia says

The Wood White or Red-spotted Jezebel (Delias aganippe) is a butterfly in the family Pieridae. It is endemic to Australia. The wingspan is 60–70 mm. The larvae feed on Exocarpos, Santalum and Amyema species.

(Image is in the public domain)

In her post, Sally D discussed if it was possible to capture the passage of time in a single image.

The metamorphosis of a caterpillar into a butterfly takes time. But nothing will indicate the passage of time more, to me, when I attend my baby’s 40th birthday, next month. Wow! I can barely imagine how my mum feels when she has to acknowledge that she has a 60 year-old daughter.

I hope youse all have a great weekend.  ❤


I started blogging in an effort to keep the old brain cells alive. I'm writing a fantasy series, I take more MOOCs than I can handle, and am trying to get my Nikon D3000 off auto. I live in Victoria, Australia, with my husband and our dog, Vika.

11 thoughts on “Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge: The Red-spotted Jezebel

  1. What a beautiful creature. Doesn’t time just fly by. Hope your baby realises that he is at the best time of his life. Still has the energy to do things and the joints haven’t started creaking yet.

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