Saturday, August 25, 2012

Saturday Evening Creature Feature, Painted Lady again!

What can I say, you have to make hay while the sun shines. We have a great deal of Painted Ladies fluttering about. I took these Thursday afternoon. Compare these to the ones I posted last Saturday. Pay attention to is the funky eye phenomenon. Since I noticed that this bug has a tendency to have an “iris” that looks at you, I decided to try to see if this iris follows the observer.

So what do you think? Is this bug keeping an eye on me?

©2012 Steve Borichevsky

©2012 Steve Borichevsky

A blow up of the photo above. Check out the eye spots almost looking back at us!

©2012 Steve Borichevsky

And another Painted Lady sunning on a granite slab.

©2012 Steve Borichevsky

Check out the spot.

©2012 Steve Borichevsky

From another angle, slightly different.

©2012 Steve Borichevsky

©2012 Steve Borichevsky

A profile shot.

©2012 Steve Borichevsky

Pretty cool, eh? So let me ask you. If you were a predator, would you pounce something that was looking you right in the eye? 


Carol Mattingly said...

That last image is gorgeous. Carol

Anonymous said...

Caramba...Pues sí...Muy interesante, lo desconocía jejeje...Los humanos deberíamos tener algo así para evitar a los depredadores jejeje...

Interesante post y bonitas capturas.

Un abrazote grande


Sharon M said...

Fantastic! So crystal clear.

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