I have a love/hate relationship with butterflies. They're gorgeous, of course. But they flit around way too fast and randomly for me to easily photograph. Maybe I'm slow. Whatever. Stupid butterflies.
This particular butterfly is a European Cabbage White. It would be responsible for the green caterpillars that are eating my kale at this very moment. I'm sure my kids appreciate that, even if I don't. (Dinosaur kale is good!)
I was able to get a nice shot of this one because it had to take shelter on the underside of a leaf to hide out from some light rain. I'm really happy with the awesome tiny water droplets on the leading edge of the wings.
And I love how butterflies are furry.