Flowers with Wings, Böblingen, Germany, July 2012, Canon PowerShot S90,
105mm, 1/640 sec @ f8, ISO 100, 0 EV, no flash © Steven Crisp [Click on the photo to enlarge]
Butterflies have been in short supply for the past 3 years over here in Böblingen, Germany where we currently live. So we were happy to spot this fella, which I believe is a Peacock butterfly (aka Inachis io, male), right here in our own patio garden.
We really love to watch the beauty and delicateness of these "flying flowers". They are magnificent.