Saturday, January 7, 2012

Camera Critters #196

Several years ago, I was walking off trail, along the east wall of the dry canyon near me.  My eyes caught sight of a Sara Orangetip butterfly.  I had been chasing them for two years, and was hoping this was my opportunity to get an image of one.

But as I approached the Lepidoptera, my attention was drawn to a butterfly I had never seen.  I immediately switched gears and turned my attention to this new bug.

Later, I was able to identify the critter as a Zephyr Anglewing.  And so began a quest which continues to this day…photographing as many anglewings as possible.

In the photos below, the first image shows the butterfly with wings closed, the second partially opened and the rest full open.  Note the variations of markings in the critters.

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Polygonia satyrus neomarsyas - Satyr Anglewing

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For those who have followed my posts from the beginning, you might have seen these images before.  But the butterfly is beautiful, it deserves to be seen again.

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.

4 comments:

Misty Dawn said...

I remember this day :-)

CameraCruise said...

Beautiful!
Thanks for sharing.
I love butterflies.
I didn't see as many butterflies as usual this summer. Maybe it's because the summer was cold and wet here.

Kerri said...

Oh, it is lovely!!

Mama Zen said...

Marvelous captures!