Saturday, July 9, 2011

Camera Critter #170

One of my goals when I went eastward was to photograph as many new critters as I could.  Well, I didn’t see all that many, but the ones I did see, for the most part, allowed me time to image them.

A good example is my post two weeks ago of the Eastern Tiger Swallowtail.

Well, on one of my last days in Illinois, I went to the Braidwood Dunes and Savanna Nature Preserve.  Wandering the paths of the park, I found a few good subjects.

One was this American Copper.

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I was rather pleased to come across this butterfly.  I see coppers here, but not this species.

Misty Dawn’s Camera Critter Meme is a great way see critters the world over. Go to the homepage here to see more. Then join the fun and add your own.

9 comments:

eileeninmd said...

It is pretty, great photo and sighting.

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

what a beautiful and inspiring shot!
thanks so much for sharing!

happy weekend!
betty

Misty Dawn said...

Very pretty, and it was quite nice of it to pose on the white blooms which really set off its pretty colors and markings!

Jedediah said...

It's always nice to come across a new species. The colours in this shot are lovely!

ladyfi said...

What a lovely shot!

Living In Williamsburg Virginia said...

Excellent shot. He's very pretty.

Darryl and Ruth :)

Frank said...

A very nice 'flutter'. I saw one in my back garden today but we call it Small Copper over here (UK).

onangelwings said...

Lovely name for that species.
http://reesspace.blogspot.com/2011/07/camera-critters-farm-visit.html

Jidhu Jose said...

lovely shot