Archive for category Insects
Before heading off to the airport and back home, we did a walk around the Atlanta downtown area and I was pleasantly surprised to see this butterfly fluttering about on a flowered bush next to a busy public parking lot. I will miss both butterflies and flowers soon as the clock is counting down until summer is gone and autumn is here.
I’m not sure what kind of butterfly this is but if you know please leave the name in the comments; thank you.
Bee and butterfly; at least I think it’s a butterfly. No clue as to what kind but if you know please leave the name in the comments and thanks. After yesterday’s “stinky” post I felt something lighter and brighter would be in order especially since this weekend I will be celebrating my birthday.
I’m going to try and fit some champagne into the weekend somewhere… that’s light, bright and bubbly 🙂
There were honey and other bees buzzing busily in the gardens and I for one was quite happy to see them.
Interesting title, huh? In this case it was this one little butterfly that threw me entirely for a loop. When I was sifting through my photos of the butterflies this one caught my eye because of it’s wings; two different colors! Initially I thought this was some new amazing species but while I looked and looked through all of my resources I could not find one like it. Frustrated and confused I took a wild stab at just Googling what I was seeing.
What came up was the answer to my confusion. This is a Myscelia ethusa/ Mexican Bluewing butterfly. It’s upper side is black with iridescent blue bands with white spots. The iridescence of it’s wings can cause it to look various shades of blue to even purple depending on how light hits it. Eureka! Now I had the answer to why it looked this way. Somehow the light was hitting it’s wings just so resulting in them looking like this. Problem solved…
In black and white; original color photo here. While butterflies normally – because of their beautiful colors – do not convert very well to monochrome, occasionally you may find one that does look fantastic in monochrome because of it’s colors and patterns. In this case it didn’t hurt that the tree branch it was on was just full of texture which I think compliments the image.