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Monarch on a Butterfly Bench

F5.6 – 1/200 – ISO 100 – 100mm macro – Canon 5D M3

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How to confuse a photographer

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 … Continue reading

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Zebra Palm King

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 … Continue reading

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Sylvia

I believe this is a Clipper Butterfly (Parthenos sylvia) found in South and South East Asia.  I’m always amazed at the patterns and colors on butterflies and moths. Many of my images are available as fine art prints.  Click here … Continue reading

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Which end is up?

I’ve forgotten the name of this one but I recall an employee at the Butterfly Wonderland telling me it was a Zebra something or other – possibly a Zebra Palm King.   What I noticed about it is that his … Continue reading

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State Butterfly of Arizona

The Two-Tailed Swallowtail.  I get down right giddy when I come across a species I’ve never seen before and this was one of those moments.  Such a beautiful creature.  

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Hoot

The Owl Butterfly (Caligo eurilochus) is a bit of a night owl (pun not entirely intended) in the butterfly world as they are nocturnal which may be why they are usually pretty easy to photograph. They stay very low key … Continue reading

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Pearl’s Shadow

A Pearl Charaxes butterfly and it’s shadow… can this little one predict the weather maybe?  😉

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I’m Batwing!

This guy (I think it is a male) is the black Atrophaneura Varuna or Batwing Butterfly; a member of the swallowtail family sans the tail.  Of all the butterflies at the wonderland, this one stood out the most!

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Atlas Shrugged

Well she (we were told this was a she) may have after her wings dried.  This is Miss Attacus Atlas a very big moth that had just recently emerged from her cocoon when we arrived at the Butterfly Wonderland in … Continue reading

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