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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Mitchell Hill Butterflies

I went up to explore the maze of trails on Mitchell Hill thinking I would be looking for birds, but I got more distracted by the butterflies. There was an abundant small white species flitting all over the place but no amount of effort was going to turn up a decent photo of those as they never seemed to settle down anywhere. I did, however, meet two new (to me) species. This time patience did prevail and I was able to get some photos....photographing butterflies takes a new kind of waiting that is very different from photographing birds!

Mourning cloak, Nymphalis antiopa
Satyr anglewing, also known as as the satyr comma, Polygonia satyrus
The moon has also been stunning the last couple of nights, and I've been able to watch it rising over Pear Point from our front porch. This is probably the best moon shot I've ever taken:


2 comments:

Warren Baker said...

Nice to see your Butterly species Monika, keep them coming :-)

Celestial Elf said...

Great Photographs :D
thought you might like my machinima film the butterfly's tale~
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1fO8SxQs-E
Bright Blessings
elf ~