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Wordless Wednesday-Wings on Wednesday

Viceroy  (Limenitis archippus)

Mexican Bluewing (Myscelia ethusa)

White Peacock (Anartia jatrophae)

Gulf Fritillary (Agraulis vanillae)

Cloudless Sulphur (Phoebis sennae)

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Wordless Wednesday-Wings on Wednesday

Giant Swallowtail (Papilio cresphontes)

Giant Swallowtail (Papilio cresphontes)

Giant Swallowtail (Papilio cresphontes)

(Papilio cresphontes)

Giant Swallowtail (Papilio cresphontes)

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Wordless Wednesday-Wings on Wednesday

Great Southern White (Ascia monuste)

Monarch (Danaus plexippus)

Pipevine Swallowtail (Battus philenor)

Atala (Eumaeus atala)

Julia (Dryas iulia)

Crimson Patch (Chlosyne janais)

Giant Swallowtail (Papilio cresphontes)

Spicebrush Swallowtail (Papilio troilus)

Queen (Danaus gilippus)

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Wordless Wednesday-Wings on Wednesday

Malachite butterfly (Siproeta stelenes)

Malachite butterfly (Siproeta stelenes)

Malachite butterfly (Siproeta stelenes)

Malachite butterfly (Siproeta stelenes)

Malachite butterfly (Siproeta stelenes)

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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

Viceroy (Limenitis archippus)

Viceroy (Limenitis archippus)

Viceroy (Limenitis archippus)

Viceroy (Limenitis archippus)

Viceroy (Limenitis archippus)

Viceroy (Limenitis archippus)

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Wordless Wednesday-Wings on Wednesday

Banded Orange (Dryadula phaetusa)

Banded Orange (Dryadula phaetusa)

Banded Orange (Dryadula phaetusa)

Banded Orange (Dryadula phaetusa)

Banded Orange (Dryadula phaetusa)

Banded Orange (Dryadula phaetusa)

Banded Orange (Dryadula phaetusa)

Banded Orange (Dryadula phaetusa)

Banded Orange (Dryadula phaetusa)

Banded Orange (Dryadula phaetusa)

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Butterfly Wings I–Zebra Longwing

This past weekend I went to the Butterfly Pavilion at the Albuquerque Biopark to photograph butterflies. I became fascinated with watching the butterflies, and before I knew it more than three hours had gone by. In the next week or so I will be posting photos from the Butterfly Pavilion. I loved the Zebra Longwings (Heliconius charitonius).

Zebra Longwing, Albuquerque Biopark

Sipping nectar

Zebra Longwing, (Heliconius charitonius)

Sipping nectar, another view

Zebra Longwing, (Heliconius charitonius)

Different flowers

Zebra Longwing, (Heliconius charitonius)

View from the front

Zebra Longwing, (Heliconius charitonius)

A closer view

Zebra Longwing, (Heliconius charitonius)

An in-flght photo

Zebra Longwing, (Heliconius charitonius)

Beautiful wings

Stay tuned for more butterfly photos.

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Wordless Wednesday-Wings on Wednesday

Viceroy (Limenitis archippus)

Viceroy (Limenitis archippus)

Question Mark  (Polygonia interrogationis)

Queen (Danaus gilippus)

Pipevine Swallowtail (Battus philenor)

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