Chillin' Butterfly

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What can I say, I was enjoying my lunch break and got some decent pics :) Not sure what kind of butterfly this is but it one of the more prettier ones out there :)

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beautiful shots, i especially like the second one... love the soft bg and greens... :thumbup:
 

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JTHphoto said:
... love the soft bg and greens... :thumbup:

What?
You do, too ?!?!? (Is loving this kind of green infectious and spreading???)










:wink:


And are you sure this one's a moth?
Not a kind of butterfly?
 

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what you have here is a butterfly and not a moth. i am not sure of the variety but it's one of the blues. a moth has a feathery looking antennae and your butterfly does not.

nice shots by the way!

luck!
 

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LaFoto said:
What?
You do, too ?!?!? (Is loving this kind of green infectious and spreading???)

yes, i think i have been infected... (but in a good way, right?!) i like all colors, but the green bg in that second photo is particulary pleasing...
 
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SQUACKS said:
what you have here is a butterfly and not a moth. i am not sure of the variety but it's one of the blues. a moth has a feathery looking antennae and your butterfly does not.

nice shots by the way!

luck!

Thanx guys I was quite pleased with these.

Squacks: I realized that after doing some searching may be some sort of Icaricia? I tried to edit the main title but it didn't change.
 

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JOAT said:
...I tried to edit the main title but it didn't change.

I could change it for you.
What word would you want to have there?
 
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LaFoto said:
I could change it for you.
What word would you want to have there?

Thanx Lafoto!

ummm, how about "Chillin' Butterfly". :) Can't think of anything else.
 

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JOAT said:
Thanx guys I was quite pleased with these.

Squacks: I realized that after doing some searching may be some sort of Icaricia? I tried to edit the main title but it didn't change.

This page had some ID's that looked that pretty close... especially the "Blues" at the bottom of the page... http://www.rlephoto.com/butterflies/000gossamerwings.htm
 

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JOAT said:
JTH: Awesome, I appreciate the link...

THey look so similar and it's hard to tell them apart....guess I should learn :)

that's what i thought too... then i came across this "Key" that is supposed to explain how to ID them... :er: it's all way over my head, i was looking up words in the dictionary left and right... :lol: http://www.ndsu.nodak.edu/ndsu/ndmoths/key.htm


i used this page to ID some butterflies that I shot a few weeks ago --> http://www.npwrc.usgs.gov/resource/distr/lepid/bflyusa/bflyusa.htm. It was pretty helpful.
 

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Title changed.
Sorry that it took me so long but I had to go to bed and get a bit of beauty sleep first ;). (Not that that helps ... )
 

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Beautiful butterfly, great shot!
 

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