Lorquin’s Admiral

I had one shot at capturing a lorquin’s admiral butterfly–it fluttered away after I clicked the shutter and I’ve never been able to get close to one again. I was hiking in Big Sur when I saw this butterfly in the trailside bramble. The photo doesn’t look real to me, but that’s what I got. Apparently, it is named after French naturalist, Pierre Joseph Michel Lorquin, who came to California during the 1849 Gold Rush.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s