They’re small. Flitty. Skittish. Other than that, they make fine photographic subjects.
For about a week, we had mid-day swarms of butterflies on our in-full-bloom hydrangea in our south-facing front yard. From a few hundred shots, I got some photos that I’m proud of.
I have to admit that I did not know that butterflies had such a long, coiled-up proboscis (here, shown in full extension).