Butterflies and flutterbys are all around me as I hike around Northern California. Spring is in full swing, and nature is busy at work pollinating all the plants and flowers. My trusty telephoto lens and fast shutter make for some lovely stills of these gentle creatures as they float from place to place.
The two butterflies photographed here often swirled playfully around one another as they dove through the flowers and trees. It was a joy to finally locate them as it was quite a hike to get to where they are currently congregating. I hope to photograph these beauties a few more times before they continue on their migration.