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Old Jun 12, 2007, 11:07 PM   #1
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I got lucky again with the local butterflies. This first one I took early in the morning, and this fellow wasn't very active so I managed a decent picture.
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Old Jun 12, 2007, 11:10 PM   #2
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This picture I took several hours later. This one is for Roy - wasn't sure I would post it, but after looking at Roger's wonderful bird pictures and the comments posted on that thread, I couldn't resist...
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Old Jun 13, 2007, 6:46 AM   #3
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Nice butterflies!..I like your second one the best..great composition..they look just like bookends..
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Old Jun 13, 2007, 8:01 AM   #4
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these are very cute!
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Old Jun 13, 2007, 12:42 PM   #5
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Thanks for the complements - I almost titled the thread "Blue Pictures" but thought that was a bit too much. The two butterflies in the second one were too involved to care that I was sticking a macro lens pretty close to them. Usually I can't get anywhere near them before they take off.
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Old Jun 13, 2007, 12:56 PM   #6
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Great shots Mtngal.

Always hard to get a decent shot of a butterfly in the wild.

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Old Jun 13, 2007, 3:41 PM   #7
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the whites really make it. very nice H

here's one of 2 i've taken recently. we have a lot of tiger swallowtails around but all they want to do is fly.
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Very nice shots Harriet.

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Old Jun 13, 2007, 6:22 PM   #9
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I almost titled the thread "Blue Pictures" but thought that was a bit too much
"Blues Brothers" wouldn't have worked either. . .. :lol:

There is a group of blues called azures in which the underwings of the females are whitish. In the Spring Azure, which is a common and widespread species, the female has a dark area on the top of the forewing such as that which is just visible in the first photo, so it is possible that is what these are.

Great photos - now all we need is a size scale in the picture (these are really hard to ID from a photo because there are so many similar forms)! :GKeep the pictures coming anyway.
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Nice series...they really show off the details. You are lucky that they sat still and did not "flutter-by":-)

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