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Some of the desert lands of California such as death valley, and here in Elizabeth lake, are currently experiencing a large quantity of wildflower blooms adding a vibrant burst of color to otherwise dry and desolate lands. However, places I was expecting to see wildflowers and poppies flourish, such as Lancaster Ca. and it’s poppy reserve, were a dry and sad let down when visited.

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Western Tiger Swallowtail butterfly drinking by a creek side.

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While visiting a friend who was doing some work on my vehicle out in Adelanto Ca. some nights ago, I decided to take the opportunity during the evening hours to take advantage of the desert night sky from the backyard of his home in the great wide open and put my intervalometer to use again.

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What I consider a pleasantly lucky capture of these little Mojave blues in motion. I had no intention of trying to photograph these little unpredictable flutter bugs in flight with a manual focus 300mm lens. The thought of chasing these bugs (who are about the size of your thumbnail) in action with what I was using, would be completely absurd. I was fixed on trying to capture the little one perched on the flower when another one happened to do a chance fly by. You can bet I was most certainly thrilled by this occurrence as well. 😁
300mm f5.6 manual focus
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I’m pretty sure that nature itself rules the work of art department, although there are quite many art forms and many things which can be considered a work of art, nature still is pretty much the boss.

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Or maybe a dotted blue?..or? Not quite sure as minute differences in these tiny butterflies make them rather difficult to identify if you’re not an entomologist or lepidopterist. Going on my best educated guess though and hopefully it’s correct but, if someone more knowledgeable knows I’m wrong then please feel free to correct me. 😊