The caterpillar does all the work but the butterfly gets all the publicity. ~Attributed to George Carlin
Trying to get a butterfly to pose for a picture is harder than getting some icons to wear underwear. There is very little one can say about butterflies other they fly and land on flowers that no lens is focused on. Butterflies are intelligent creatures and use this intelligence to get editors and some low-grade bloggers to publish photos of them standing on various flowers. Butterflies are like celebrities in that they run from the camera but love to be photographed. I suppose butterflies, like women, also know that anything that is too easy to get is hardly appreciated.
Apart form making great photographs, butterflies have another purpose, and that purpose is to pollinate flowers. I don’t think butterflies are too aware of this important function and the modern day butterfly is more concerned with looking good and becoming the next centerfold in National Geographic Magazine than pollination. Without butterflies the photography world, and many photographers would be poorer. Photographers may even have to invest heavily in makeup to get mosquitoes and bachacs to look as alluring. Some people suggest that butterflies are like many things beautiful, subjective and unnecessary. I agree that beauty can be subjective and in the eyes of the beholder but when beauty is absolutely beautiful it goes beyond the eyes and becomes, for some strange reason, absolutely necessary.