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Posted By: reh321, 08-18-2018, 05:02 PM

When I went out today to do some weeding I noticed an iridescent fly glistening in the sun, so I went back in to get my camera, which I set in TAv mode. The fly was gone, but this guy came by as I worked. He's a lot smaller than he looks in this photo, perhaps the size of a Kennedy 50-cent piece. I took seven or eight photos, and one turned out as I was hoping for.

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Good detail and I love the colours.
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Good detail and I love the colours.
Thank you for your comments.

I had seen orange-and-black butterflies from inside, but until today I had thought they were Monarchs.
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Very nice. Haven't seen any around here this year but it looks like a Painted Lady.

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You captured it in the best way. They sure are little beauties.
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Nice capture!
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Very nice. Haven't seen any around here this year but it looks like a Painted Lady.
Thank you .... I was sure it isn't a "Monarch", because its way too small, but otherwise I had no idea at all where to start looking for another ID.
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Excellent

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You captured it in the best way. They sure are little beauties.
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Nice capture!
Thanks to both of you for your comments.
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Excellent
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Very nice. Haven't seen any around here this year but it looks like a Painted Lady.
Not a Painted Lady, but a Crescent. They're even smaller. I got a nice picture of one earlier this year.
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Not a Painted Lady, but a Crescent. They're even smaller. I got a nice picture of one earlier this year.
Thank you for your contribution - I know that it is quite small.
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