Knock off that butterfly crap!
There have been times when I have been politely asked to refrain from submitting butterfly pictures to a mountaineering site called summitpost.org, the general assumoption being that a mountaineering site should host pictures of mountains and related stuff only. On SPv1 there was an "off topic" rating when voting on pictures and this readily was used whenever I posted pictures of flowers or wildlife in general. Or was it? Looking over my picture gallery I found that butterflies often made it into the highest ranked spots. This encouraged me to look at the site in general - and sure enough there were quite a number of pictures devoted to the fluttery little critters. And why not? Wildlife is an enjoyable part of the mountaineering experience and butterflies (as well as flowers) are about the most beautiful part of it.
So here it is my butterfly hall of fame - and I want to encourage you to nominate all the other shots that my short research missed.
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