Thursday, June 16, 2011

Butterfly Macro Friday

It's Friday again! As a stay at home mom, I enjoy weekends with Hubby, but the perpetual Moday-dread I've had most of my life is gone. I love having adventures with the kiddos, too! Happy Friday!

So far this year the butterflies have not been as cooperative as they were last year, but I did manage to get a few shots this week.

Here is a male Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio glaucus) who was posing outside my back door.

He didn't seem to mind my photographing him, but, even so, he didn't stay long.

Below is the dark morph female Eastern Tiger Swallowtail.

She was really enjoying the monarda, but wouldn't hold still. She has a lovely solid (or nearly so) black body, which turned out blurring in all my shots.

The next butterfly pair took a lot of identifying. And I'm still not sure.
I *think* this is a pair of Pearl Crescents (Phyciodes tharos).

According to Butterflies and Moths of North America, they are quite variable, but the males usually have black antenna knobs. Black antenna knobs- check!

They also have those cute, little upturned "noses."

They are also quite pretty when they finally open their wings.

As always, you can click on any of the photos for a closer look.

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  1. So pretty!! A few of these are new to me ;)

  2. Wow...these are gorgeous butterfly shots! I haven't had any luck this year. I always see them when I don't have my camera. I can't believe you even captured two in one photo!

  3. What great shots for macro Friday!!

  4. So pretty! I still have yet to find butterflies to photograph. Just bought some seed for flowers that is supposed to attract them but I haven't figured out where to plant them just yet. Hoping to capture some eventually!

  5. we've had pearl crescents here too. they are quite beautiful.

  6. Beautiful - I love a good butterfly photograph!

  7. I love pictures of butterflies. They have so much detail in them. Outstanding shots.

  8. so great, cant believe you have so many kinds


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