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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  8 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 6Lillian 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 4Ayoob vcard Australia
29 Aug 2012 - 1:24 AM

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

PattiW  10 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 5152 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland116 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 8185 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 54369 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom117 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 5canonfan 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 14915 forum postsfentiger vcard England23 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2012 - 7:22 AM

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


annettep38 Plus Member 4217 forum postsannettep38 vcard Costa Rica36 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 8Badgerfred vcard Wales
29 Aug 2012 - 7:36 AM

2 super images Jenn,

CaroleS  5289 forum posts 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 6EMJAYCEE 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 51412 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England146 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 485 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom14 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2012 - 9:15 AM

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

mrswoolybill Critique Team 8791 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1276 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 533 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom87 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.


29 Aug 2012 - 10:52 AM

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

barbarahirst Plus Member 7barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom11 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 9Joline 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 9135 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


29 Aug 2012 - 4:12 PM

two great images

gajewski Plus Member 11gajewski 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 England71 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 9343 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2012 - 7:09 PM

so beautiful

Ade_Osman  124521 forum posts 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  12 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 9930 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1756 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2012 - 9:40 PM

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

ValeryAst  3 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 5893 forum postsjasonrwl vcard United Kingdom9 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2012 - 7:03 AM

What a beautiful butterfly Jenn and expertly captured of course.

NeilWigan Plus Member 5NeilWigan vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2012 - 11:37 PM

Two beauties,.

Tibetan  3 England
31 Aug 2012 - 3:50 PM

Two excellent shots like both, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

Glostopcat Plus Member 9254 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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