BELINDA GROVER PHOTOGRAPHY

STOPS ALONG THE WAY

PEARL CRESCENT BUTTERFLY (TWO PHOTOGRAPHS)

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I featured this butterfly last month and at the time I thought it was a Fritillary. Someone commenting on the post suggested it might be a a Pearl Crescent and I believe they were right. Identifying butterflies is a talent I am working on. I usually like to capture more of the eye of my subject but in this case I will settle for the butterfly’s beautiful wings. You might notice in these two photos that a bee is collecting pollen on the very same flower the butterfly is on. Perhaps a gentle sign from nature that we should all just get along.

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25 thoughts on “PEARL CRESCENT BUTTERFLY (TWO PHOTOGRAPHS)

  1. Oh wow. He’s gorgeous. I’m looking forward to chasing butterflies again late summer!

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  2. Incredible! I’m so jealous, I’ve been trying to get the same photo for ages and ages, even spent over an hour in India trying to get the right shot, but the beautiful creatures just wouldn’t open their wings for me! Well done x

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  3. Gentle signs about getting along are what we need at the moment – actually, thinking about it, maybe we’ve always needed them. Really exquisite portraits, absolutely beautiful – I’m a great butterfly fan, they lift my spirits, as do birds. A

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  4. Fantastic photos and message, Belinda. As a birder I have a joy for identifying birds and patience too…but identifying butterflies–so erratic, small, and often similarly marked to one another–takes everything to a new level. Hats off to you!

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  5. Wow, beautiful images, Belinda! The detail is wonderful, from the antennae to the wings.

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  6. These are really great shots, Belinda. I like how you captured the sparkle of their wings.

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  7. Really great captures. They are lovely little butterflies. I would hazard a guess it is a female.

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  8. These are excellent, Belinda. The sharp detail in the wings is beautiful. I especially like the second picture because of its angle. Identifying butterflies is not a talent I possess, but I do enjoy their wonderful colors and patterns.

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  9. These are frequent visitors to our wildflowers in northern Minnesota, especially the asters. So nice to see them again!

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  10. A beautiful butterfly, I have never heard of let alone seen.

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  11. The patterning and the colours are exquisite! Very nicely done, Belinda!

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  12. I can just about feel the soft fuzziness of the wings, but of course I’d never touch one. I hear that can be deadly for the butterfly. I’m surprised that the butterfly and the bee are so close. I know the hummingbirds are afraid of them – well, the yellow jackets anyway.

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  13. Like you I’m learning my way around the butterfly clan. Some of them are definitely tricky — took me quite awhile to narrow down the northern pearl crescent. 🙂 (https://thelensandi.wordpress.com/2016/06/28/flutterby/).

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