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.
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