By taggart  
The butterflies are "Orange Sulphurs" aka "Alfalfa Butterfly" cavorting about the "New York Ironweed".

The New York Ironweed grows about 3-4 feet tall in fields and along roadsides and is a MOST difficult shrubby plant to photograph well. It is also a magnet for butterflies, bees, wasps, etc. At this particular moment, the sulphur were delightfully obliging-----

NOTE: Due to it's location, Pennsylvania tends. to produce much cross breeding , hybrids and some of it 's own varieties both in insects and plants. (This is a weighty subject--I can recommend a book............. 'nuff said)

Tags: Wildlife and nature Orange Sulphur Butterfly New Yorok Ironweed

Save 50% on Affinity software including Affinity Photo and Publisher! Use Code: AFFINITY-EPZ22


Lillian Plus
13 23 17 United Kingdom
15 Sep 2019 10:21PM
a beautiful image Jennn
Saastad Plus
3 16 17 Norway
15 Sep 2019 10:24PM
Beautiful colors and composition, and a beautiful motiv too Smile

Arne Smile
15 Sep 2019 10:26PM
You did well to get these two beauties in focus at f/5.6, Jenn.
An excellent capture.

Richard Smile
15 Sep 2019 10:33PM
Beautiful image Jenn,
Toobi_Won 11 77 8 England
15 Sep 2019 10:36PM
A work of art, Jenn.
Sounds like it's the cavorting that leads to the cross breedingWink
15 Sep 2019 10:49PM
Beautiful image.
15 Sep 2019 10:53PM
How beautiful Jenn, and to catch two! very similar to our European Clouded Yellow, would guess they are related
Dave 🙂
Beautifully composed beautifully photographed and beautifully detailed image the colours are superb

16 Sep 2019 1:25AM
Wonderful piece of art. Well done Jenn.
bliba Plus
16 1 2 Austria
16 Sep 2019 6:47AM
fine work
Jukka Plus
10 1 Finland
16 Sep 2019 6:57AM
A beautiful close up with a beautiful bokeh and composition , Jennn
Very nice to be the 30th! SmileSmileSmile

TonyDy Plus
13 55 3 United Kingdom
16 Sep 2019 8:34AM
Lovely shot, Jenn.
saltireblue Plus
12 13.0k 82 Norway
16 Sep 2019 9:02AM
Sharing a meal, very sociable.
brian17302 Plus
10 2 13 United Kingdom
16 Sep 2019 10:06AM
Superb image , well captured, JennSmileSmileSmile
CaroleS Plus
12 442 3 United Kingdom
16 Sep 2019 10:54AM
Well composed Jenn.
BillRookery 6 2 4 England
16 Sep 2019 11:08AM
Beautiful image
16 Sep 2019 12:07PM
Beautiful image

16 Sep 2019 3:20PM
Beautiful Jenn..Lin
viscostatic 15 50 11 United Kingdom
16 Sep 2019 3:59PM
A beautiful composition Jenn.

Maiwand 15 3 73 England
16 Sep 2019 4:34PM
Lovely mix of colours,shapes and styles Jennnnnn.
pascalg Plus
14 37 1 France
16 Sep 2019 6:04PM
what a beautiful composition...!
16 Sep 2019 7:07PM
Superb Jenn. Cathy
gajewski 17 10 9 United States
16 Sep 2019 7:15PM
Wow -- to capture two on this perfectly composed shot!! Fantastic, Jenn.
gajewski 17 10 9 United States
16 Sep 2019 7:15PM
I like the frame as well.
bricurtis Plus
16 2.6k 52 England
16 Sep 2019 8:33PM
Lovely scene - good to have one in flight.
JuBarney Plus
11 36 5 United Kingdom
16 Sep 2019 8:52PM
A really lovely capture
16 Sep 2019 9:31PM

Quote:You did well to get these two beauties in focus at f/5.6, Jenn.

I'll second that!!

Sign In

You must be a member to leave a comment.

ePHOTOzine, the web's friendliest photography community.

Join For Free

Upload photos, chat with photographers, win prizes and much more.