Animated Gif Self Portrait
I held a live one of these black beauties yesterday. It just lay on my hand and then lazily fluttered away in a surreal magical blur. OK, the blur was because I just went running for the first time in forever. I think the butterfly knew I was too weak to hurt it, ha ha. This one I found dead this morning while mowing the lawn. I hope it stays in one piece so I can take more pictures. For this photo I lay under my tripod mounted camera and turned on a fan to make the wings flap. Had a little trouble getting the wings to flap without blowing away completely.
For more one how I take self portraits check out my tutorial on I Heart Faces today. It covers basic equipment and procedures.