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Moths & Butterflies

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Re: Moths & Butterflies

Postby Brenda » Sat Mar 29, 2008 11:00 am

At 9:00 this morning it was bright, sunny, and 22 degrees here. We still have a good 4" of snow covering everything. Mike happened to be looking out the window and he said that he saw a butterfly! I just laughed and told him that it had to be a leaf floating by. But then I saw it too! The camera was out here in the office, so I couldn't get a shot (what a photo that would have been) but it was a Mourningcloak: http://www.dec.ny.gov/docs/lands_forests_pdf/mourning.pdf
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Re: Moths & Butterflies

Postby Kelly » Tue Jun 17, 2008 10:47 pm

I think this is a gray comma. Spotted him in March out this way on a nature trail....while I was looking for mourning cloaks.
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Re: Moths & Butterflies

Postby Brenda » Wed Jun 18, 2008 2:54 pm

I believe you're right about that being a gray comma. The wings on the eastern comma seem to have a wider divide between the front and the rear, but that's only from comparing photos.
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Re: Moths & Butterflies

Postby backpacker » Sun Jun 29, 2008 5:13 pm

caught this one around the pond today.

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Postby Brenda » Sun Jun 29, 2008 5:49 pm

Beautiful shot!
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Re: Moths & Butterflies

Postby Matt » Wed Jul 02, 2008 8:54 pm

wow great colors and sharpness. That's a fantastic shot!
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Re: Moths & Butterflies

Postby backpacker » Thu Jul 03, 2008 8:42 am

Thanks Brenda and Matt
I took that with my 70-300 no cropping, I had a male Scarlet Tanager bathing in my pound, stream, waterfall so I sat on the porch trying to get his picture but couldn't :cry:
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Re: Moths & Butterflies

Postby Matt » Thu Jul 03, 2008 11:40 am

is that the sigma?
I think my zuiko is the new version of that lens.
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Re: Moths & Butterflies

Postby backpacker » Fri Jul 04, 2008 8:54 am

No it's the Nikon 70-300 VR
I think my next lens will be a sigma wide angle.
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Re: Moths & Butterflies

Postby Brenda » Sun Aug 31, 2008 11:35 am

:bounce: The entire reason that I bought this bush! Hummingbird Clearwing:

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