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Hairstreak: White M
Parrhasius m-album 1 1/8--1 1/2 inches 28-32mm

A long tailed hairstreak that prefers open meadows near woods.

The Autumn Joy Sedum was in full bloom last week and attracted (hundreds) of butterflies. As I noticed some unusual ones, I set out to capture them. I had posted the Northern Hairstreak earlier-- but as I perused the images I discovered just a few of some rarely seen hairstreaks. I went back for several days but, sadly, they had vanished.

Tomorrow I will upload a Red-banded Hairstreak. The differences are subtle; I am posting for the butterfly enthusiast!

Northern Hairstreak

Camera:Nikon D300 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Tamron 180 Check out Totally Tamron!
Recording media:raw (digital)
Title:Hairstreak: White M
Username:taggart taggart
Uploaded:17 Sep 2010 - 2:45 AM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Hairstreak, Insect, Pennsylvania, Portraits / people, Usa, Wildlife / nature
Votes:75

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4133 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
17 Sep 2010 - 3:32 AM

Good morning, Jenn,
This is a beautifully marked and coloured butterfly which I have never heard of.......I'm not very up in this field. So all the more interesting to see here, and so well captured by you.
Ronnie.

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
17 Sep 2010 - 3:43 AM

How lucky Jenn to have so many butterflies and such unusaul ones. We don't get many of any kind. This is a very lovely capture.........Sandy

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mishu78
mishu78  4 Canada
17 Sep 2010 - 4:35 AM

Great close up shot!

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saeidNL
saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
17 Sep 2010 - 5:40 AM

What amazing capture,love the colour and detail in this shot,very well taken and presented,
saeid

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Lovely capture Jenn - well done indeed

Chris

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samarmishra
17 Sep 2010 - 6:17 AM

Hi Jennifer this is really a pin sharp image..

Samar..

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jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1080 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
17 Sep 2010 - 6:36 AM

Beautiful details

Peter

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7125 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
17 Sep 2010 - 6:38 AM

Amazing detail, Jenn, a superb capture and presentation. Carol

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Oleg_Lobzin
17 Sep 2010 - 6:48 AM

Brilliant detail. Nice shot.
Regards, Oleg.

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NeilWigan
NeilWigan e2 Member 3NeilWigan vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
17 Sep 2010 - 6:57 AM

cracking detail and colour lovely insect.

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prabhusinha
prabhusinha e2 Member 6prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
17 Sep 2010 - 7:05 AM

Fanta- bulous , Fantastic + Fabulous .

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imagio
imagio  7 England1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Sep 2010 - 7:27 AM

Lovely detailed shot Jennnn

Bernie

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VIKI
VIKI  7 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Sep 2010 - 7:41 AM

Absolutely wonderful!!!

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 5barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
17 Sep 2010 - 8:09 AM

Superb
A true winner

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Alan_Baseley
Alan_Baseley e2 Member 12314 forum postsAlan_Baseley vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
17 Sep 2010 - 8:30 AM

Fabulous capture,
Alan

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TonyWatson
17 Sep 2010 - 8:44 AM

Beautiful shot Jennn
Doc

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Cor
Cor  5 Belgium
17 Sep 2010 - 9:03 AM

A beauty +++++
cor

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morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
17 Sep 2010 - 9:11 AM

Superb macro shot Jenn, fabulous colours and excellent detail, beautifully captured.

Hugh

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bliba
bliba  8 Austria2 Constructive Critique Points
17 Sep 2010 - 9:37 AM

Brilliant detail

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114435 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
17 Sep 2010 - 11:26 AM

What a cracker Jen!
Thanks for the comments on yesterday's image BTW. In answer to your concern about my health, well lets just say that things haven't improved! Although I am perhaps learning to live with it all a bit better. I'm still having to go to hospital on a twice weekly basis, which is a bit of a drag and I'm slowly managing to wean myself of the morphine......If I'd known how difficult that was going to be I'd never have agreed to going on it in the first place....grrrrr Smile Never mind I shouldn't grumble, at least I'm still here.....
Been busying myself with other things which is why I haven't been doing very much photography, but now the dark nights are drawing in over here, I should have more time for the computer. Hence me renewing my E2 membership today, so hopefully you should be hearing from me a lot more over the coming months.
Hope everything in your world is dandy......Best wishes......Ade

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Joline
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17 Sep 2010 - 12:16 PM

You live is a place that is hospitable to so many butterflies and insects. This is a fantastic shot in every way.

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gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 6510 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
17 Sep 2010 - 12:20 PM

A great close up Jennnn the colours are beautiful in this one. - gary

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EAS
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17 Sep 2010 - 12:30 PM

What a very beautiful butterfly and so beautifully captured with your usual skill!

Ann

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bluetitblue
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17 Sep 2010 - 2:11 PM

Great macro work nice shot.

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baclark
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17 Sep 2010 - 2:29 PM

Never heard of this pretty little butterfly, what a super capture of it.
Barbara

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
17 Sep 2010 - 4:40 PM

An absolutely beautiful butterfly Jenn. I have not seen this one before I think but I am delighted to see it now.
Ron

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17 Sep 2010 - 4:44 PM

Very nice detailed close-up shot. lovely colours.
Akhtar

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MalcolmS
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17 Sep 2010 - 5:39 PM

Great close up details Jenn.

Malcolm

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Adrian_Reynolds
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17 Sep 2010 - 5:55 PM

Such a beautiful butterfly Jenn, lovely capture,
Adrian

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bromley-smith
17 Sep 2010 - 5:57 PM

Beautiful butterfly Jenn, great detail.
Tony

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pluckyfilly
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17 Sep 2010 - 8:31 PM

such a lot of great detail in the butterfly - wonderful image

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sweetpea62
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17 Sep 2010 - 11:48 PM

WEll done lovely shot.

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18 Sep 2010 - 1:10 AM

I'm always amazed at how you can name all these butterflies Jennn, you're either a keen lepidopterist or have a very good book on butterfly identification, no problem for me as I never see any, I have the flowers, including sedum, that's supposed to attract them, but nary a one has shown up - at least - not when I'm around Sad
Rgds., JIm
PS. Almost forgot to praise the shot which would be unforgivable!

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Glostopcat
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19 Sep 2010 - 12:23 PM

A fabulous image Jennnn, this species looks very similar to our white letter hairstreak which is quite rare over here. You've captured this tiny beauty's colours and markings perfectly

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brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Sep 2010 - 8:15 AM

Absolutely cracking image, super detail and clearness!
Amazing butterfly, looks like he's carrying a bigger one on his wings - never seen such one, seems to be a clever one!
Johanna

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22 Sep 2010 - 8:39 PM

Indeed a lovely Hairstreak, such beautiful little butterflies, very well captured with lovely detail and colour, thank you.
David

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