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May 19, 2012


Weekly Photo Challenge: Hands

by Andrea O'Connell

The word this week is: Hands.

This is one of my favorite photos.  I captured this at Butterfly World, in Coconut Creek, Florida.  The butterflies fly all around you and sometimes, if you’re really really lucky, they’ll land on you.  A docent once told me they are attracted to perfumes and to people who stand very still while donning a flowery outfit.

Basically, if you want a better chance to attract a butterfly, smell and dress like a rose!

This butterfly lighted on this little hand and I was delighted to be in the right place at the right time to capture it!

A Butterfly Holds A Child’s Hand. Photo by Andrea O’Connell

21 Comments Post a comment
  1. May 19 2012

    breath-taking andrea!

  2. May 19 2012

    Ahhhh…nice and cute shot!

  3. May 20 2012

    How did you take the picture? Amazing…

    • May 20 2012

      Hi Albadr… Well, I think it was mostly luck! The little girl was just standing, amazed, that this little butterfly landed on her finger. I was in awe, too. – Sometimes when I see a really amazing shot, I get so nervous and excited I miss the shot. But the little girl and her mother saw my camera, and they managed to hold perfectly still, waiting for me while I snapped away. It wasn’t long before the butterfly flew off, so I was grateful that my excitement didn’t get the better of me and I got the shot!

  4. Smell and look like a rose…. very pretty indeed. 🙂 Wonderful picture. Thank you for sharing!

  5. May 22 2012

    Wonderful entry. I love the simplicity and the message here. 🙂

  6. Great shot. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Sep 25 2013



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