Thursday, August 2, 2012

Common Wood-Nymph Photo Study

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.

©2012 Steve Borichevsky

The rest of the images are of the same bug. Here is a image of the top surfaces of the wings.

©2012 Steve Borichevsky

The Wood-Nymph suns itself on a lichen covered granite rock. I love the textures.

©2012 Steve Borichevsky

It flew off an landed on a stick.

©2012 Steve Borichevsky

And finally, down in the leaf litter again.

©2012 Steve Borichevsky

This Common Wood-Nymph is a welcome addition to my butterfly collection.


Kerri said...

Superb captures!
I see these around here but not very often.

Carol Mattingly said...

That wood nymph is absolutely beautiful. Love those spots. Have not seen one of them around here before. Carol

Roy said...

Beautiful contrasting colours Steve.

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