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Friday, May 17, 2013

My First Butterfly of 2013



I went to my butterfly books to identify this one. It looks to me to be a Morning Cloak. While reading about it, I learned in the 1800's it was thought to be venomous and capable of inflicting dangerous wounds. It may look ferocious, but it is benign and is covered with spines and hairs.


This post is linked with NF Winged, Macro Monday, and Camera Critters.




40 comments:

  1. I've seen a couple of butterflies this week but they have been far too fast to get a snapshot of. Thanks for sharing yours!

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  2. Nice protection system. And a bad rep too. But it seems to have worked. The little beauty is still with us today.

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  3. Impressive colour and pattern on this butterfly! Love the ragged mottled fringe of its wings!

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  4. Gorgeous photo! That's one of my favorite butterflies.

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  5. I've never seen this one. Great looking butterfly!

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  6. Aah, I love butterflies - used to collect em when I was a kid. I can sit in the yard and watch them feed and fly - very relaxing. Exceptional Photo.

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  7. Yes, I like your butterfly, a wonderful photo!

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  8. Lovely shot and such a delight to see the first butterfly each spring.

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  9. yup, we see them once in a while around here. i like how big they are.

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  10. That is what I know them as. They are common here in California yet with you being unsure, and Brian having never seen one I guess they are not that widespread. Great shot Genie.

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  11. Great shot of the butterfly. Nice blue spots on it.

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  12. Beautiful macro shot of a different butterfly to me ~ for CC ~ enjoy ^_^

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  13. A favorite of mine. I did see one here in Alexandria this week but no picture!

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  14. Lovely shot Genie. Didn't we have some strange ideas about our natural world all those years ago? Maybe some of us still have too.

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  15. Genie thanks for the great comment on my blog. I visited several of your blog posts and loved them all. I don't think I have taken a photo of a butterfly yet but am now on the "look out" for one LOL.. Hope to be visiting often Joe Todd

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  16. I haven't seen any butterflies yet, a couple of cabbage moths. It was nice of your subject to pose for you.

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  17. Beautiful. I've never seen one of these.

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  18. It is a beauty! Great find and photo, Genie!

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  19. Great photo!
    Have a wonderful day!
    Lea
    Lea's Menagerie

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  20. it's amazing what a lovely design God chose for this butterfly! wonderful capture!

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  21. Beautiful butterfly! I don't think I've seen one like this before.

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  22. Neat shot, Genie! The butterfly looks a bit ragged but overall I'd say it went through the winter well. I LOVE mouningcloaks and the fact that they do go through the winter, at least they do here in Ontario.

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  23. Lots of butterflies around here, but they move too fast for me to "catch". Thanks for sharing yours. It's a beauty. (Enjoyed the history too -- Imagine being afraid of butterflies, wouldn't that be awful?)

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  24. Lovely image!! I really love it when the images are close enough that I can see all the little hairs!!

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  25. It is a beauty...I have not seen one of these. Except on blogs.

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  26. I've seen a few lately, but it sure seems like they were everywhere when I was a kid. Maybe that's because I was closer to the ground.

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  27. just checking in on you - miss ya. i sent an email over - hope you got it. thinking about ya. big big hugs. ( :

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  28. Genie, are you OK? I miss your posts. Hope it's just that you're tired of blogging.

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  29. Genie - I have been away and back and noticed no posts from you. Are you OK? I hope you are OK - thinking about you and wondering how you all are. Hope you haven't retired from all that photo taking yet or tripped and hurt yourself. Iknow, I know, you said your feet always got in the way. Truly though, hope all is well??

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  30. Dear Genie - I do hope you are well and perhaps only on holiday or something like that. Thinking about you and wondering - not like you to miss so many posts. Thinking about you and hoping you are well. Love, Lilly

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  31. i hope you are ok, i miss seeing updates from you! check in and let us know how you are doing please!

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  32. a great up close photo; rather pretty I think.

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  33. Beautiful capture! Never seen one of these before!

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