I like to carry my camera with me all the time and I know I'm not alone. Although Wendy said a few days ago that she'd seen something she'd wanted to photograph but for several weeks had forgotten to take her camera with her to photograph it. But then I had years of indoctrination by my Dad and years of carrying a camera out of choice and practice. Now, of course even if I don't have my camera in my hand my phone's camera is good enough for many emergencies.
The Monarch butterfly is exceptionally hard to photograph because it is rarely still unless it is on a swan plant and even then I've not had much success. However as I was walking through the centre of Napier to the Library the other day a Monarch landed on a plant a few feet from me. I had my camera in my hand and set before a horse could have swished its tail twice. I was pleased with the result:
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