Monthly Archives: July 2011

Wordless Wednesday-Wings on Wednesday

Erato Longwing (Heliconius erato)

Erato Longwing (Heliconius erato)

Erato Longwing (Heliconius erato)

Erato Longwing (Heliconius erato)

Erato Longwing (Heliconius erato)

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Summer Butterflies

Many of my favorite birding spots have been closed this summer because of fire, and summer is not the best time of year for birding in this part of New Mexico. During the birding doldrums I’ve been taking photos of butterflies. Here are a few of them:

Banded Peacock (Anardia fatima)

Banded Peacock (Anardia fatima)

Banded Peacock (Anardia fatima)

Banded Peacock (Anardia fatima)

Banded Peacock (Anardia fatima)

Banded Peacock (Anardia fatima)

Banded Peacock (Anardia fatima)

Banded Peacock (Anardia fatima)

Queen (Danaus gilippus)

Queen (Danaus gilippus)

Queen (Danaus gilippus)

Queen (Danaus gilippus)

Queen (Danaus gilippus)

Queen (Danaus gilippus)

Queen (Danaus gilippus)

Queen (Danaus gilippus)

Pipevine Swallowtail (Battus philenor)

Pipevine Swallowtail (Battus philenor)

Pipevine Swallowtail (Battus philenor)

Pipevine Swallowtail (Battus philenor)

I am anxious to get back to photographing birds; however, butterflies are beautiful subjects.

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Wordless Wednesday-Wings on Wednesday

Red Saddlebags Dragonfly - Tramea onusta

Black Saddlebags Dragonfly - Tramea lacerata

Blue Darter Dragonfly

Blue Darter Dragonfly

Variegated Meadowhawk - Sympetrum corruptum

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Wordless Wednesday-Wings on Wednesday

Viceroy (Limenitis archippus)

Viceroy (Limenitis archippus)

Viceroy (Limenitis archippus)

Viceroy (Limenitis archippus)

Viceroy (Limenitis archippus)

Viceroy (Limenitis archippus)

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