Originally I thought this was a Painted Lady Butterfly, however, Eve has corrected me. It's actually an American Lady. That Eve, she's a smart cookie.
It sure was frustrating me. I kept shooting and shooting in hopes it would open it's wings. Finally it turned, opens it's wings, and flew off. Nice. Real nice.
* Btw, has anyone else noticed a lack of Hummingbirds this Spring at feeders? My dad thinks it may be weather related so I did a little research. Turns out the same thing happened in 2005, very few Hummers returned in 2004 due to what is believed to be weather related storms in the Gulf. Any thoughts?