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07-11-2010, 03:58 AM - 1 Like   #31
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Great idea for a thread as it brings a lot of beautiful images from around the world. Here is my contirbution from Cape York North Queensland , Australia.




This is a male Hercules moth the largets moth in Australia. Normally only active at night this one had been disturbed by the heavy monsoon rains and had done some self injury to the antennnae. The blue palins are 3.5 inches wide.







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No idea on this colorful butterfly
From post 30: It's an underwing view of a red admiral (I've an overwing view in post 12), and you've captured more of the pattern than usually seen. Here's another closed wing view.
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Great idea for a thread as it brings a lot of beautiful images from around the world. Here is my contirbution from Cape York North Queensland , Australia.
Beautiful collection. (And yet another reason why I'd like to visit Australia.)
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From post 30: It's an underwing view of a red admiral (I've an overwing view in post 12), and you've captured more of the pattern than usually seen. Here's another closed wing view.
Thanks, We've had a lot of red admirals here, too, now that I know what it is. Strangely they have been flying around my back yard, but I haven't seen the underwing. I'll have to look closer. Hopefully they are still around. Our village government likes to "fog" for mosquitoes, I haven't noticed many mosquitoes, but they just fogged a couple nights ago.

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Thanks, We've had a lot of red admirals here, too, now that I know what it is. Strangely they have been flying around my back yard, but I haven't seen the underwing. I'll have to look closer. Hopefully they are still around. Our village government likes to "fog" for mosquitoes, I haven't noticed many mosquitoes, but they just fogged a couple nights ago.
You're welcome. Actually, this is the first good year for butterflies in about three years here in central PA, because of the gypsy moth problem back then. The extensive spraying seems to have done in the gypsy moths but also wiped out many butterflies.

My first introduction to red admirals was about seven years ago (when I was living on Long Island). As I drove up to my home, there were about thirty or forty red admirals on the bushes out front. By the time I got in and grabbed camera and lens, there was only one left. Back then it took me about two or three years to identify it.
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Here's one from early June:
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Just found this thread today. Nice collection so far. Here are a couple I took last year.





Just a few days ago, I went to the Butterfly Conservatory in Niagara Falls. Here is one of my favorites from the day. I posted this in the Takumar club, but didn't know this thread existed at the time, so I'll post it here as well.

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Just found this thread today.
Glad you did, very nice additions. Great colors and sharp!

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Sure is a lot of great looking and different looking Butterflies, and moths in this thread. I found another of mine I took while in Minnesota a few years ago. I haven't ID'd it yet. Well, here it is:



I have some I took on a thistle plant and they are in black and while film, shot with my K1000. Actually, so is the above shot with my zx-5n.
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Gosh, there are so many terrific photos here. Thanks to those of you who know butterflies and moths, I IDed this one as a red admiral (shot with a 200mm telephoto)...

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A few more from North Queensland:

Did some one mention skippers?







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After going on and on about moths, I'll post some butterflies: swallowtails "puddling" in damp sand near a stream. There were more around. Sadly, they're backlit, in harsh midday sun - if I'd gone around the other side, I'd have frightened them away, and probably ended up in the stream!
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A few more from North Queensland:

Did some one mention skippers?




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