Thursday, May 14, 2009

Mourning Cloak Photo Study

These pictures are of the same Mourning Cloak. It was working his territory and spreading his wings open in the sun. It is probably an older butterfly, the yellow band around the edge has faded to white and the edges have been worn down.

©2009 ShootingMyUniverse

©2009 ShootingMyUniverse

©2009 ShootingMyUniverse

©2009 ShootingMyUniverse

15 comments:

Arija said...

Very, very beautiful captures, you must have immense patience to catch them with their wings spread.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Ah, now I see where "its a bugs life" comes in. LOL!! Yip, summer is here and there are so many things to take pics of you are going to have to do 2 posts per day. :)
Beautiful shots of the lovely butterfly Steve.

madcobug said...

That is a beautiful butterfly when it's wings are spread. New one for me. Helen

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Roy said...

Good capture Steve, its interesting to see your different species from ours.

Eve said...

Love the Morning Cloak Steve. Nice work!!

Kallen305 said...

Steve, such magnificent, clearn pictures of the Morningcloak

Chris Petrak said...

Steve, I'm traveling this week, but have to comment - catbird photos are wonderful!as are the morning cloak. Love them1

Doug Taron said...

Nice series. Yes, this would be an older individuals. New adults emerge in mid summer. This species over-winters as an adult, so this one has some mileage on it.

Ginnymo said...

Wow! Great shots Steve!! I wonder just how old that Butterfly gets??

Jenny said...

What a stunner of a butterfly! In the first photo, that brown looks just like old patinated leather! Beautiful!

Pagan Sphinx said...

These are mad fantastic, Steve! Wow. Just awe-inspiring. The delicate beauty; even with age, that first lady is still attractive. Or maybe she just had a rought flight! ;-)

Thanks for these.

Best,
Gina

Steve B said...

Hi all, thanks for the feedback and thanks Doug for the additional data. Your comments are all received warmly and today, I must spend my time visiting other blogs to see what is happening out there!

2sweetnsaxy said...

These are magnificent and the detail is amazing.

Cindy said...

Beautiful shots. I saw these when I was on Cape Ann and wondered what they were. Thanks for the info.

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