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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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The Bees and the Flowers

Every day on my way to work I drive by a house near downtown Albuquerque that has a wonderful flower garden in the front yard. I have stopped at the house several times to take photos. The owners of the house either have not been home, or they do not mind my photographing their flowers.

Sunflower with bees

Sunflower with bees

Another sunflower with bees.

Another sunflower with bees.

Bee on a zinnia.

Bee on a zinnia.

Wasp on a leaf

Wasp on a leaf.

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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

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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