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On Edge

Posted: February 21, 2013 in Butterflies, Miscellaneous, Photography
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On Edge

This is certainly the most unusual photo of a butterfly that I have ever taken. It is of a butterfly flying straight at the camera. I like this photo because it is filled with edges.

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Butterfly from the Wings of Mackinac Butterfly Conservatory

Mackinac (pronounced “Mackinaw) Island is located in Lake Huron between “southern” Michigan and Michigan’s “Upper Penninsula.”  The island is probably most famous for its Grand Hotel. The Butterfly Conservatory is close to the hotel and worth checking out if you ever visit the island.

Camouflaged Survivor

I don’t know what type of butterfly this is, but this one has fascinated me for 2 reasons. First, this particular butterfly is quite battered (as are many that I photograph). Second, this pretty effectively demonstrates how well a brightly colored butterfly can still blend well into its background.

Monarch on Verbena

Monarch butterflies also like verbena.

Butterfly on Verbena

Verbena, in this case, Verbena Bonariensis, attracts a wide variety of butterflies to our garden.

Butterfly (unknown) on Verbena

If you want a plant that will attract butterflies, verbena is an excellent choice.

Pink Edged Sulphur Butterfly Sips Nectar

A very typical butterfly where I live in Madison, Wisconsin, here a Pink Edged Sulphur butterfly sips nectar from a verbena.