Saturday, December 18, 2010

Camera Critters #141

Several years ago, I would spend my spring mornings, camera in hand, wandering in the Dry Canyon in Redmond, Oregon.

I was after bugs of any type.

One critter I kept trying to get a photo of was a Sara’s Orangetip. I’m still waiting for that opportunity…maybe spring 2011.

However, I did get images of a butterfly I really like. It’s the Zephyr Anglewing.

The Zephyr Anglewing is a gorgeous lepidoptera. It’s also very different from one to another. Although the basic pattern is on all of them, it is variable enough to allow someone who watches them, to tell individuals apart.

You can see the differences in the photos below.

1CRW_8416

2CRW_8448

CRW_8369-3

CRW_8539-1

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10 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Great sighting and photos of the beautiful Zephyr Anglewing.

eileeninmd said...

Great sighting and photos of the beautiful Zephyr Anglewing.

Jenn Jilks said...

Beautiful shot. Our moths are long gone.

Cheers from Cottage Country!

Gary said...

Wow. Great essay and photos. That's not a common trait i.e. the difference is it? Boom & Gary of The Vermilon River.

Jidhu Jose said...

beautiful butterfly

EG Wow said...

Lovely photos of the butterfly. I hope I see many more butterflies this coming year than I saw in 2010. I worry about them and the environment.

Snap said...

lovely. orange is one of my favorite colors. this little guy just POPS with color!

Jessica said...

Absolutely Beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

Jessica

http://themagicalmundane.blogspot.com/2010/12/camera-critter-saturday-mouser-series.html

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Misty Dawn said...

I remember when you got these photos and were showing me how they are different. It was so cool!