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Old Jul 26, 2007, 11:51 PM   #1
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These are not as large as the butterflies in the Backyard Butterfly post I made the other day, but one can do wonders with a macro lens or two, so I put the sizes for these guys. Either a Nikon 3T or a 4T or both for these. All in the backyard except the Crescent. First three species shot today.

1. Fiery Skipper. 32-38 mm. I notice little butterflies have big eyes sometimes.


Northern Pearl Crescent. 37-47 mm.
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3. Northern Pearl Crescent. Told from Pearl Crescent by orange-tipped antenna.


4. Spring Azure on Mint flowers. 29-33 mm.


5. Banded Hairstreak. 30-36 mm. I may have better shots of this guy, but I like how he is looking at the camera in this one.


6. In my prior set I had a rather battered old butterfly labeled as a Black Swallowtail. Today while looking at the book I decided that butterfly is really a black form of a Tiger Swallowtail, so I am posting a battered Black Swallowtail below. This is not a small butterfly though. 79-113 mm.


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Old Jul 27, 2007, 11:11 AM   #2
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Very nice series Steve. Number 3 is my favorite.

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Old Jul 27, 2007, 12:03 PM   #3
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Small or large butterflies are all beautiful Steve.
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Old Jul 27, 2007, 1:06 PM   #4
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Thanks for commenting Emmanuel and Ted. He or she did indeed pick a nice weed to perch on in shot 3.
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Old Jul 27, 2007, 4:11 PM   #5
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butterflies are like asian girls :-)

*nice photos! I had a very cooperative moth the other day.
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Old Aug 1, 2007, 7:17 PM   #6
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xfxgeforced wrote:
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butterflies are like asian girls :-)

*nice photos! I had a very cooperative moth the other day.
Thanks for comment. You mean petite yet cute right?

I chased a very pretty small moth today. Pictures still on memory card so I don't know how good they will turn out, but I got a lot of good exercise running after it in 90 degree sunshine.
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