Red-spotted Purple

By taggart  
Red-spotted Purple
Basilarchia astyanax 3-3 3/8 inches

A banner day and I thank you all for your attention to the tendrils---more of those one day soon and I am watching to see what grows on the vine.
***** Thank you for the User awards--- Ann Chown, Cor, Walter, JuJuPops and MarKtc--- I am honored and a tiny bit euphoric!

It is VERY HOT where I live--hovering around 100 F today (that's around 40C) so I went out early to check out the bugs. The Red-spotted Purple obliged ---ummmm---- against a patch of overly brilliant daylilies--- so I have added a softening vignette to save your eyes ( and mine)

Re: Ronnie's Question--- this is an Eastern North American species...

Tags: Digitally manipulated Wildlife and nature

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RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
18 Jul 2012 12:34AM
A beautifully coloured butterfly, Jenn, and not one I recall seeing posted my any of the Epzers here in the UK: is it a North American species only.
Wonderful colour and detail and an interesting way to present the subject.

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RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
18 Jul 2012 12:45AM
Thanks for that info., Jenn.
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2012 12:57AM
What amazing wildlife creatures you have in your part of the world.
This one is spectacular.
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
18 Jul 2012 1:07AM
This is a new one for me too Jenn.
It obviously thrives in a hot climate.
Good shot.
debu 8 India
18 Jul 2012 1:26AM
Excellent work.
paskinmj 9 11 1 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2012 1:38AM
Nice close up and processing.
Ayoob 7 Australia
18 Jul 2012 3:41AM
Great work and nicelly presented Jenn..............Grin
18 Jul 2012 4:09AM
What an a beautiful butterfly and a great picture of it!
marktc Plus
7 101 15 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2012 5:42AM
Another stunner Jenn, magnificent!
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2012 6:58AM
fantastic colours and tones jenn brilliant detail a cracker nice one Wink
18 Jul 2012 6:58AM
Stunning image of a colourful butterfly and well presented Jenn
gary_d 10 576 13 Wales
18 Jul 2012 7:32AM
Both the butterfly and treatment are top class. - gary
annettep38 Plus
7 218 40 Costa Rica
18 Jul 2012 7:34AM
A beautiful turquoise purple ! The metallic shine is exquisite .
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2012 7:59AM
A beautiful multicoloured, high quality butterfly image, which for me ticks all the right boxes, and so many more.

Regards Nathan
18 Jul 2012 8:08AM
Beautiful image Jenn,
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
18 Jul 2012 8:10AM
Love the colours, Jenn, and it's quite a dynamic shape. Nicely done.

morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2012 9:28AM
Stunning image, fabulous colours and presentation.

gingerdelight 11 298 11 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2012 9:58AM
Truly beautiful Jenn!
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2012 10:47AM
He's a very smart butterfly Jenn - gorgeous colours and shape.
jdinne 15 16 England
18 Jul 2012 10:48AM
Superb Jenn, excellent work.

tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2012 10:54AM
What an array of colour JennSmile

A fine specimen of a BF, with a super name

CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2012 3:08PM
What a beautiful butterfly, enjoy your heat, we are so fed up with rain!
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2012 3:17PM
A delight to the eye! Lovely subject, and lovely work! IB
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
18 Jul 2012 5:00PM
A superb presentation Jennn. Wonderful.
gajewski Plus
13 10 9 United States
18 Jul 2012 5:54PM
Very effective comp. and vignette effect. Stay cool and keep hydrated.
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
18 Jul 2012 6:47PM
So beautiful, artistic and ethereal Jennnn, love the range of colours and the vignetting effect. No butterflies on my buddleia unfortunately
graceland 13 2.5k 2 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2012 7:03PM
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2023 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2012 10:49PM
That vignetting works a treat, Jenn.
GillyB Plus
13 317 8 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2012 11:53PM
Beautiful contrasting colours Smile

Mavis Plus
16 143 2 England
22 Jul 2012 10:16AM
Coo Jennnnnnnnn. I have a Buddlea but unfortunately no exotic butterflies land on mine. Super & I love the vignet xx

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