Taken with AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm macro lens.
I have chosen a shot from the archives for this last post of the year. (Today’s One Picture a Day is posted elsewhere illustrating an eBay auction.) This was taken in the summer of 2012. The monarch butterflies were a routine sight that summer. This summer was another story; the monarchs were nowhere. I saw […]
More butterflies in the golden light of fall afternoon. Today we have a Cabbage White Butterfly (Pieris rapae) nectaring on a comfrey flower (Symphytum × uplandicum, I presume.) The yellow appears on the underwing. Below is a capture that shows the tops of the wings with their familiar white with prominent black spots. Females have a second dark […]
A great spangled fritillary butterfly nectars on an aster, possibly New England aster. I played with the blur and sharpen brushes in Aperture. Image taken with a Tokina 11-16mm ultra wide angle lens on a Nikon D90.