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Old May 29, 2007, 12:49 AM   #1
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Went out today to look for some lupine - it's about the only wildflower coming out at the moment. And to my surprise, I finally took a picture of a butterfly that I think enough of to post. It isn't perfect, but considering what most of my butterflies look like, it'snot bad. I have no idea what type it is - it's just something that I see often flitting quickly about up here in the mountains. It's much smaller than a Monarch.

With the lupine flower:
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Old May 29, 2007, 12:50 AM   #2
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Closer up (100% crop).

Taken with the K10 and the Phoenix 100mm macro lens (as were all of the pictures I took today were):
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Old May 29, 2007, 12:55 AM   #3
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This little fellow isn't as colorful as the lizards in Georgia, but at least he was obliging enough to let me snap his picture before scurrying away. This is almost 100% crop (our lizards are small, as well as quick).
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Old May 29, 2007, 12:56 AM   #4
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I'm not as good as Roy when it comes to insects, but thought this one was rather interesting. I have no idea what it is, but it has interesting markings.
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Old May 29, 2007, 12:59 AM   #5
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Dandilions are all over the place. They make for nice abstracts.
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A different type of focus point and even more abstract. I can't figure out what it is that I like about this one - maybe because its so different? Let me know if you think it's not very good, it is strange.
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Old May 29, 2007, 1:07 AM   #7
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Last one (I promise). Another abstract one. I don't know what type of fuzz it was (we don't have Prairie Smoke or things like that growing up here), but it was stuck on a twig. The wind was playing with it and I took the picture expecting to get no detail at all. The picture has its faults, but I thought it was interesting, something strange. Not sure I have abstracts figured out yet - they seem to be hit-or-miss and might or might not appeal to someone. Comments are always appreciated.
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Nice shots Harriet,

the small butterfly look alot like an Small Blue (Cupido minimus)

only that (according to wikipedia) would only exits in europe and asia.

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Old May 29, 2007, 3:41 PM   #9
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Thanks for the lead to identifying the butterfly - it's definitely one of the blue butterflies, just can't tell which one (there are several that could live in our area).

Does the lizard look way over-processed? It looked OK on my monitor at home, but it looks terrible on the one at work. If others think it looks terrible I'll do a different PP on it.
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Nice series! I can't wait to find some butterflies this summer.
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