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Jbailey
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Post by Jbailey »

I found this beauty on Daisies in my back yard.

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P_T
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Post by P_T »

Oh look at that!! look like a pair of eyes don't they?

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Post by Harold Gough »

It is Milbert’s Tortoiseshell Nymphalis milberti

http://www.wisconsinbutterflies.org/but ... pecies/185

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Post by Cyclops »

Oh nice one,looks like our Large Tortoiseshell or as mom used to call them King George butterfly. Never knew why! And you did well with the exposure with all that white in the scene! Could easily have led to underexposure. Good one!
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Post by Ken Ramos »

Good job there Jim, wing tip to wing tip. Nice work on the whites of the daisy too, I usually blow them all out. :D

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Post by Harold Gough »

Cyclops wrote:Oh nice one,looks like our Large Tortoiseshell or as mom used to call them King George butterfly. Never knew why! And you did well with the exposure with all that white in the scene! Could easily have led to underexposure. Good one!
There seems to be some confusion of two species here.

The only image I have been able to link to "King George butterfly" is of the Red Admiral, which the Wisconsin species resembles. The Large Tortoiseshell is rather different and is extinct in the UK, although my Observer's Book of Butterflies (no publication date but purchased in 1960) describes it as "often common in the caterpillar stage" but goes on to describe how a very high percentage were killed by parasites, mainly the Braconid waspApanteles[/url].

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Post by Jbailey »

Thanks, all for the comments and ID info.

Ken:

I use the highlights function on my camera's LCD to avoid burnt out whites as much as possible. It sometimes takes several shots, as you well know.

That was a great year for seeing many butterflies and cooperative ones at that! This year was essentially a bust by comparison.

Jim

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