I had some good luck shooting two Common Wood-Nymphs the other day. Usually they are flying around like they’ve been into the amphetamines. The temperature was on the cool side, so these bugs were happy to do some sunning.
First is a Common Wood-Nymph sunning on a Red Maple leaf.
The rest of the images are of the same bug. Here is a image of the top surfaces of the wings.
The Wood-Nymph suns itself on a lichen covered granite rock. I love the textures.
It flew off an landed on a stick.
And finally, down in the leaf litter again.
This Common Wood-Nymph is a welcome addition to my butterfly collection.