Miscellaneous 2013
Three Butterfly Photos
Sept. 2, 2013

In returning to my website, I thought to present a variety of photos to represent summer days that I had missed. This miscellaneous page is for butterflies; the other two I've put up today are for damselflies and birds, each having three (colorful) photos.

The first photo is of the tiny least skipper, the smallest North American butterfly. I suppose one could call it about the size of half a fingernail. In life, it seems smaller.  

A least skipper

The second photo is of a cabbage white, highlighted against a shady background. It's more drama than ID.  
A dramatic cabbage white

The third photo is also somewhat unusual: A male tiger swallowtail is flying over a butterfly bush. (Note: Only the male has bright yellow; the female is a black butterfly.)  
Tiger swallowtail in flight

And so today's photo travel from the smallest North American butterfly to the largest.

Photo note: I used a Pentax K20D, with a variety of lenses, for these photos during summer 2013.

My Pennsylvania butterfly list

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