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Old Jul 8, 2011, 3:45 PM   #1
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Some different angles of this butterfly in Loxahatchee National Wildlife Reserve. With wings closed they look a lot like a dead leaf.

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Old Jul 8, 2011, 9:23 PM   #2
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Really nice photos Ed. In the first two photos, those wings (especially the left one) look like they've had a rough time escaping from a predator or two!
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It's always interesting to see how different the two sides of a butterfly's wings can be - you wouldn't think they would be so brightly colored by looking at the "dead leaf" side of them. Nicely done!
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Beautiful shots, especially 1 & 4!
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Good job, ED!
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Interesting shots and nicely done, maybe defuse the flash a little, I have never been able to get that close to butterflies.

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Was it flash or just bright Florida sunshine?
Some great and detailed photos!
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