I love these Red-Spotted Purples.. they're so gorgeous when the sun hits that iridescent blue. That iridescence looks different (and kinda cool, I think) under a strong camera flash.
Awesome. I love all the black butterflies the best.
Thanks! I really like them as well. I'm a fan of the pipevine swallowtails we find around here =3
You know, I don't think that's a red-spotted purple. They don't have tails. Looking it up now, it's actually a pipevine swallowtail. ^^ beautiful shot, though. I love that metallic bluish on the hindwing.
o_O Wow. How close were you? It's an awesome shot!
Thank you! And, I think I was about 8 inches away
Oh, how absolutely gorgeous! Wonderful capture!