Tag: Buckeye butterfly
I was 35 miles inland, walking on a country road with my camera, bemoaning the fact that there were no butterflies about. I was close to giving up when I spotted some movement, perhaps, an alligator lizard. Then the beauty of a buckeye butterfly unfolded. With its wings closed, the buckeye exhibits excellent camouflage, but…
Butterfly on a Cross
In this shot I’m looking down at a buckeye butterfly on the walkway to our front door. When cropped, the photo turns into a butterfly on a cross, or that’s how I see it. There’s a psychological term for this–I’ve looked it up in the past, but forget the answer and I’m not going to…
Buckeye In Flight…
The buckeye butterfly loves sun and we’ve had plenty of that this week. Here I was attempting to capture the butterfly’s shadow.
My favorite backyard butterfly is the colorful common buckeye. I try to capture it in flight with contrasting backgrounds such as old brick walls and rusting metal. Enough said–the photos do the talking.
Buckeye Butterfly in Flight
The bright colors of a buckeye butterfly contrasted nicely yesterday with a corroded copper pipe, a brick wall and flowers in our eclectic yard. I must have looked funny chasing this buckeye with my camera. Hey, ask me if I care! Not shown are the other ten out of focus shots.
The Monarch vs. the Common Buckeye
Along the Monterey Coast monarch butterflies rule in terms of media coverage. Every year there are reports of this butterfly’s passage through Pacific Grove on its way to Mexico while nary a mention of the common buckeye. I happen to think the markings and coloring of the buckeye are spectacular, the work of a true…
I “rushed” to read up on the buckeye butterfly like the one clinging to my brick wall(photo below). Was it laying eggs? Meditating? No, it was dying. The adult lives a mere 10 days—compare that to the Monarch which can go for years. As shown in this photo, the buckeye had moved about six inches…
Butterfly on Brick
I was making all kinds of noise outside of the garage when I almost head-butted this buckeye butterfly, one of the largest I’ve ever seen. There is more to the story…to come later. But here is the first shot of a butterfly on brick.
The Not So Rare Buckeye Butterfly
Yesterday in Monterey County I spotted my first Buckeye Butterfly…almost stepped on it. I’d never seen one before but a quick internet search says that the Junonia Coenia is an “extremely common species.” Excuse me. Mr./Mrs. Epidopterist, I thought it was a rare find. I’m still pumped, regardless.