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Hackberry Butterfly
Asterocampa celtis
About 2 inches as pictured

This is a difficult butterfly to capture for an odd reason. Their favorite perching spots are on rocks, the ground, the side of a building--or On the PHOTOGRAPHER----probing for minerals and such--- this tickles!

V1--he nicely opened up on a red rock. V2-- LOL the screen door--a different pose

Sending hearty thank yous to Ava (avacreates) and Frank (bagman) for their User Awards for the fritillary!

and yes--- Three's a charm-- I WILL find something different for tomorrow!

Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Hackberry Butterfly
Username:taggart taggart
Uploaded:29 Aug 2012 - 12:23 AM
Tags:Close-up / macro, General, Humour / fun, Photo journalism, Wildlife / nature
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mikbee Plus Member 8mikbee vcard Scotland8 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2012 - 12:34 AM

That's some pose for V2 Jenn !!
Super shots.

gary_d Plus Member 7576 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2012 - 12:43 AM

Unusual spots to land, two great images. - gary

prabhusinha Plus Member 7prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2012 - 1:07 AM

A fine set.

Lillian Plus Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2012 - 1:16 AM

Two captures of such high quality Jennn

29 Aug 2012 - 1:24 AM

v2 for me ..it has an expression ..bless ...like " help me" Wink

fabulous well done

Ayoob Plus Member 3Ayoob vcard Australia
29 Aug 2012 - 1:24 AM

Two excellent shots and brilliant detail in both of them ,Jenn........Grin

PattiW Plus Member 9PattiW vcard United States2 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2012 - 1:46 AM

Lucky you! This is a beautiful set. I have never seen one of these but would love to! Patti Smile

29 Aug 2012 - 2:01 AM

V1 is attractive with the clear and different BG. V2 is so detailed one could call it personal. Both excellent. TG

RonnieAG Plus Member 5147 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland114 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2012 - 3:52 AM

The colours and detail in the wings show up perfectly in V 1 whilst the rest of the butterfly shows up so well in V 2, Jenn.

CarolG Plus Member 8178 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2012 - 5:12 AM

What a beautiful creature, Jenn, not heard of it before. Carol

NDODS Plus Member 43884 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom108 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2012 - 5:46 AM

A somewhat brilliant close-up photograph Jenn , stunning colours, crisp detail, and gorgeous light, which all go together to enhance the beauty of this rather handsome looking 'Hackberry Butterfly' so very well. A real please to see and admire.

Regards Nathan

canonfan Plus Member 4canonfan vcard United Kingdom
29 Aug 2012 - 6:34 AM

Two fantastic shots Jenn. Lots of detail in both. Well captured

29 Aug 2012 - 6:42 AM

Two outstanding images Jenn, fantastic detail and clarity, wonderful colours too Smile


fentiger Plus Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2012 - 7:22 AM

A beautiful butterfly well photographed, the rock makes a great background.


annettep38 Plus Member 3191 forum postsannettep38 vcard France33 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2012 - 7:26 AM

A beauty , never seen this one before. V1 for me... The brown background is perfect.

Badgerfred Plus Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
29 Aug 2012 - 7:36 AM

2 super images Jenn,

CaroleS Plus Member 460 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2012 - 8:06 AM

A new one to me, what a shot in V2, beautiful spread of wings in V1.

saeidNL  5 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2012 - 8:10 AM

Two fantastic and lovely capture,Jenn,very well done,

EMJAYCEE Plus Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2012 - 8:29 AM

Two very fine images Jennn but V1 is really special.


Very good captures like them both. Stunning detail good colour, job well done.


WhiteRose1 Plus Member 51244 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England142 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2012 - 9:09 AM

Two excellent complementary images, Jenn. Great detail in v2 but the background and composition on v2 just makes that the winner.


marktc Plus Member 460 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2012 - 9:15 AM

Two excellent and very different images Jenn, its V1 for me though.

mrswoolybill Critique Team 8638 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1165 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2012 - 9:17 AM

V2's background is unusual and rather effective. But V1's background is rust-coloured.

Irishkate Plus Member 432 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom79 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2012 - 9:50 AM

That's the first time I've seen a rock work so well
as a b/g for butterfly.
Love V1.
Lovey specimen in v2 also.

EAS  6 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2012 - 10:15 AM

V1 is wonderful with that rocky bg and V2 made me laugh aloud. Did you catch the echo of it across that pond? Grin What a wee poser!! The colours and details in both are beautiful.


FeatherFriend Plus Member 738 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England217 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2012 - 10:52 AM

2 cracking shots Jenn, both beautifully detailed, was the image size's intentional ?

barbarahirst Plus Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2012 - 11:20 AM

Stunning .... as I expect from you


a good macro like the red tone to stone

Joline Plus Member 8Joline vcard United States52 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2012 - 12:52 PM

I like the stone background. I've never seen this one before, it's a beauty in those lovely brown tones.

29 Aug 2012 - 1:48 PM

Excellent close ups Jennnn

ChiliMan Plus Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2012 - 2:47 PM

V1 is a thoroughly handsome shot, Jennnn, but V2 is downright brilliant ---> he's sticking his tongue out at you!! What a character GrinGrin


ChristineD Plus Member 9ChristineD vcard England
29 Aug 2012 - 4:12 PM

two great images

gajewski Plus Member 10gajewski vcard United States9 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2012 - 4:46 PM

Jenn, I actually consider this to be "something different."
I suspect you meant something other than butterflies but I can't remember the time that I've seen one posted on something other than a flower.
This image is quite interesting for the color combination of the rock and insect.
Nicely seen.

Philip_H  3 United Kingdom
29 Aug 2012 - 6:05 PM

V1 - Lovely combination, Jenn.


Maiwand Plus Member 8Maiwand vcard England70 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2012 - 6:19 PM

Two super shots Jennn. I have to say that I am really drawn to V1. Such detail and what a superb BG.

pluckyfilly Plus Member 8326 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2012 - 7:09 PM

so beautiful

Ade_Osman Plus Member 114521 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2012 - 7:44 PM

Stunning Jenn, looks very much like our Wall Browns over this side of the pond!


jdinne  11 England
29 Aug 2012 - 7:53 PM

Both superb Jenn, V2 for me that eye is brilliant. Excellent.


MandyD Plus Member 616777215 forum postsMandyD vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2012 - 9:27 PM

The lovely shots Jenn, v1 is especially gorgeous !

pamelajean Critique Team 9875 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1678 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2012 - 9:40 PM

My favourite is V2, Jenn, love the way you have taken that.

ValeryAst  2 Russian Federation
30 Aug 2012 - 5:46 AM

I must say that your collection of butterflies is very good!SmileSmileSmile
Regards Valery

jasonrwl Plus Member 5478 forum postsjasonrwl vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2012 - 7:03 AM

What a beautiful butterfly Jenn and expertly captured of course.

NeilWigan Plus Member 4NeilWigan vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2012 - 11:37 PM

Two beauties,.

Tibetan  2 England
31 Aug 2012 - 3:50 PM

Two excellent shots like both, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

Glostopcat Plus Member 9249 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
9 Sep 2012 - 2:07 PM

Two real belters Jennn, you've really nailed these. As Meatloaf would say "you've taken the words right out of my mouth"
Quote: Stunning Jenn, looks very much like our Wall Browns over this side of the pond!


The Big O has said already what I was going to say the wall browns or walls as they are known can be extremely frustrating to photograph and a long lens is often handy. They are quite aptly named as they do drive you up the wall! lol

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