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Old 08-12-2010, 11:17 PM   #151
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Swallow Tail, yellow and black
Beautiful. I love the limited depth of field that really shows of the yellow.
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Old 08-13-2010, 12:22 AM   #152
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Beautiful. I love the limited depth of field that really shows of the yellow.
I love how you make it seem so artsy, haha, but in reality it was just a lucky shot. Thank you!
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Old 08-13-2010, 12:29 AM   #153
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I love how you make it seem so artsy, haha, but in reality it was just a lucky shot. Thank you!
~smile~

I had one photography course at the Art Institute YEARS AGO and I still remember "limited depth of field".

Lucky shots are always part of it. I really liked one picture I took recently with the Locust Borer turning just as I snapped the picture so his antenae added to the composition--it was a lucky shot.

...anyway, you are welcome. =)
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This first two photos are a common sootywing, Pholisora catullus. The third photo is of a least skipper, Ancyloxypha numitor (not positive on the ID)

The sootywing was seen when my sister Kathy and I took a break from mt. biking along the Lehigh River. We went down to the river to watch the white water rafters going by. Saw many different butterflies flitting around by the water and the sootywing seemed to be puddling on the rocks.

The least skipper was unbelievably tiny and so difficult to photograph! I saw at my sister Peggy's place, catching frogs, tadpoles and dragonfly nymphs with my 4 yr. old niece. My sister noticed the skipper nectaring in the grass, so I went chasing it around the yard! There were several of them having a feast on the clovers and other tiny flowers among the grasses.

Host plants for the larvae of sootywings are pigweeds, host plants for the least skipper are grasses.
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What's Flying Around-p1060412.jpg Cute little thing flew to my door~
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Cute little thing flew to my door~
Cute with a subtle beauty.
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Old 08-13-2010, 05:38 PM   #157
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Polyphemus Moth.
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Polyphemus Moth.
Cool! I love the eye spots.
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Cool! I love the eye spots.
I love the fact she laid eggs! I'm gonna try and rear me some caterpillars!
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I love the fact she laid eggs! I'm gonna try and rear me some caterpillars!
Great news! Cool...keep us posted. I'm sure you will.
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