Hackberry Butterfly

By taggart  
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!

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mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
29 Aug 2012 12:34AM
That's some pose for V2 Jenn !!
Super shots.

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gary_d 10 576 13 Wales
29 Aug 2012 12:43AM
Unusual spots to land, two great images. - gary
29 Aug 2012 1:07AM
A fine set.
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
29 Aug 2012 1:16AM
Two captures of such high quality Jennn
v2 for me ..it has an expression ..bless ...like " help me" Wink

fabulous well done
Ayoob 6 Australia
29 Aug 2012 1:24AM
Two excellent shots and brilliant detail in both of them ,Jenn........Grin
PattiW 12 24 2 United States
29 Aug 2012 1:46AM
Lucky you! This is a beautiful set. I have never seen one of these but would love to! Patti Smile
tonyguitar 6 62 37 Canada
29 Aug 2012 2:01AM
V1 is attractive with the clear and different BG. V2 is so detailed one could call it personal. Both excellent. TG
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
29 Aug 2012 3:52AM
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 11 199 20 Greece
29 Aug 2012 5:12AM
What a beautiful creature, Jenn, not heard of it before. Carol
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
29 Aug 2012 5:46AM
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
29 Aug 2012 6:34AM
Two fantastic shots Jenn. Lots of detail in both. Well captured
morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
29 Aug 2012 6:42AM
Two outstanding images Jenn, fantastic detail and clarity, wonderful colours too Smile

fentiger Plus
16 918 24 England
29 Aug 2012 7:22AM
A beautiful butterfly well photographed, the rock makes a great background.

annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
29 Aug 2012 7:26AM
A beauty , never seen this one before. V1 for me... The brown background is perfect.
29 Aug 2012 7:36AM
2 super images Jenn,
CaroleS Plus
7 433 3 United Kingdom
29 Aug 2012 8:06AM
A new one to me, what a shot in V2, beautiful spread of wings in V1.
saeidNL 8 3 Netherlands
29 Aug 2012 8:10AM
Two fantastic and lovely capture,Jenn,very well done,
9 10 10 England
29 Aug 2012 8:29AM
Two very fine images Jennn but V1 is really special.
Very good captures like them both. Stunning detail good colour, job well done.

Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
29 Aug 2012 9:09AM
Two excellent complementary images, Jenn. Great detail in v2 but the background and composition on v2 just makes that the winner.

marktc Plus
7 101 15 United Kingdom
29 Aug 2012 9:15AM
Two excellent and very different images Jenn, its V1 for me though.
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1916 United Kingdom
29 Aug 2012 9:17AM
V2's background is unusual and rather effective. But V1's background is rust-coloured.
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
29 Aug 2012 9:50AM
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 9 1 13 Scotland
29 Aug 2012 10:15AM
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 10 38 217 England
29 Aug 2012 10:52AM
2 cracking shots Jenn, both beautifully detailed, was the image size's intentional ?
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
29 Aug 2012 11:20AM
Stunning .... as I expect from you
a good macro like the red tone to stone
Joline Plus
11 30 53 United States
29 Aug 2012 12:52PM
I like the stone background. I've never seen this one before, it's a beauty in those lovely brown tones.
photophantom 10 108 3 Philippines
29 Aug 2012 1:48PM
Excellent close ups Jennnn
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
29 Aug 2012 2:47PM
V1 is a thoroughly handsome shot, Jennnn, but V2 is downright brilliant ---> he's sticking his tongue out at you!! What a character GrinGrin

29 Aug 2012 4:12PM
two great images
gajewski Plus
13 10 9 United States
29 Aug 2012 4:46PM
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.
29 Aug 2012 6:05PM
V1 - Lovely combination, Jenn.

Maiwand 11 3 73 England
29 Aug 2012 6:19PM
Two super shots Jennn. I have to say that I am really drawn to V1. Such detail and what a superb BG.
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
29 Aug 2012 7:09PM
so beautiful
Ade_Osman 15 4.5k 36 England
29 Aug 2012 7:44PM
Stunning Jenn, looks very much like our Wall Browns over this side of the pond!

jdinne 14 16 England
29 Aug 2012 7:53PM
Both superb Jenn, V2 for me that eye is brilliant. Excellent.

MandyD Plus
9 16,777.2k 1 England
29 Aug 2012 9:27PM
The lovely shots Jenn, v1 is especially gorgeous !
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2007 United Kingdom
29 Aug 2012 9:40PM
My favourite is V2, Jenn, love the way you have taken that.
30 Aug 2012 5:46AM
I must say that your collection of butterflies is very good!SmileSmileSmile
Regards Valery
jasonrwl Plus
8 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
30 Aug 2012 7:03AM
What a beautiful butterfly Jenn and expertly captured of course.
NeilWigan Plus
7 17 16 England
30 Aug 2012 11:37PM
Two beauties,.
Tibetan 5 3 England
31 Aug 2012 3:50PM
Two excellent shots like both, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
9 Sep 2012 2:07PM
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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