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15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Mobile
Butterfly landing on my husband's workboots.

Butterflies were everywhere around my house the summer of 2016. I kept my mobile phone camera ready to take a picture of these beautiful creatures. I took many pictures over the summer and often it seemed these colorful butterflies posed for my shots. I especially liked this shot contrasting the beauty and fragility of the butterfly and the roughness of the work boots.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2016
Date Uploaded: 11.2017
Photo Location: Maiden, North Carolina, United States of America
Camera: SGH-M919
Copyright: © Melanie Elrod