Category Archives: Butterfly

Many-banded Daggerwing (Butterfly)

Captured this image of a butterfly while visiting the Garden of the Amazon, Brazil. I thought that I would share it for your enjoyment.
Swallow-tailed Butterfly

Image Captured with a Nikon D7200 Camera, Sigma 150-600 mm f/5.0-6.3 lens, focal Length 600 mm, ISO 800, 1/1000 sec at f/8.0. Processed using Lightroom CC2015 and Photoshop CC2015.5.

Sulphur (Butterfly)

At first glance this is a yellow butterfly, but on closer inspection we see that it is also green. Image captured at Oscar Scherer State Park, Florida, USA, while walking the trails.
Sulphur (Butterfly)

Image Captured with a Nikon D7200 Camera, Sigma 150-600 mm f/5.0-6.3 lens, focal Length 600 mm, ISO 800, 1/1000 sec at f/6.3. Processed using Lightroom CC2015 and Photoshop CC2015.5.

Zebra Swallowtail on Goldenrod

There are a large number of Goldenrod plants in the Florida Scrub at Oscar Scherer State Park, Florida, USA, and it provides a great feeding place for Zebra Swallowtails such as this one.
Zebra Swallowtail butterfly on Goldenrod

Image Captured with a Nikon D7200 Camera, Sigma 150-600 mm f/5.0-6.3 lens, focal Length 600 mm, ISO 800, 1/1250 sec at f/6.3. Processed using Lightroom CC2015 and Photoshop CC2015.5.

Queen

The Queen Butterfly often misidentified as a Monarch. Like the Monarch the Queen feeds on Milkweed which contains a toxic chemical that makes the them very distastasteful to predators. Image captured while visiting Lake Louisa State Park, Florida.
Queen Butterfly

Image captured with a Sony A6000 Camera, Sony E 90 mm F2.8 Macro lens, focal length 90 mm, ISO 1250, 1/1250 sec at f/8.0. Processed using Lightroom CC2015 and Photoshop CC2015.

Lego Butterfly

This Butterfly is one of the Lego Art Objects on display at Lewis Ginter Botanic Garden, Richmond, Virginia. If you get a chance, visit the gardens to see the others.
Butterfly constructed with Lego blocks
Image captured with a Sony A6000 Camera, Tamron 18-200 mm f3.5-6.3 lens, focal length 24.6 mm, ISO 100, 1/400 sec at f/5.6, hand held. Processed using Lightroom CC2015 and Photoshop CC2015.

Goatweed Leafwing(Butterfly)

Image captured while birding in Cooper Lake State Park, Texas. I feel that you should always record interesting things you see even if they are not the subject of your quest. The upper side of this butterfly is bright rust-orange, very different from what you see here.
butterfly that looks like a dried leaf.
Image captured with a Nikon D7200 Camera, Tamron 150.0-600.0 mm f/5.0-6.3 lens, focal Length 600 mm, ISO 400, 1/320 sec at f/8.0. Image enhanced using Photomatix Pro 5, Lightroom, and Photoshop CC2015.

Helicons sara (Butterfly) – Southern Ecuador

This image was difficult to identify because I was not aware of sources about butterflies that covered South America. After some research effort and the assistance of my wife Lydia we believe that we have correctly identified this butterfly. Image captured while on a birding trip to South Ecuador in October of 2015.
black, blue and white butterfly

Image Captured with a Nikon D7200 Camera, Nikon 300 mm f/2.8 lens and a Nikon TC-17E II 1.7 teleconverter, focal Length 500 mm, ISO 1600, 1/800 sec at f/4.8, hand held.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (Butterfly)

This is an image illustrating the fact that even thought butterflies look different they may not truly be that different. The top butterfly is the normal form we usually see of the Eastern Tiger Swallowtail and the bottom image is the Black form of the Eastern Tiger Swallowtail.two Eastern Tiger Swallowtail butterflies one yellow on black

Image Captured with a Nikon D7200 Camera, Nikon 300 mm f/2.8 lens and a Nikon TC-17E II 1.7 teleconverter, focal Length 500 mm, ISO 1600, Top image 1/1600 sec bottom image 1/640 sec both at f/8.0.

American Snout (Butterfly)

While on a visit to Texas Ornithological Society (TOS) Sabine Woods for a little bird watching we saw many of these butterflies, but they were always on the move. Finally one of them stopped to sun itself and I managed to capture this image.Butterfly on a branch

Image Captured with a Nikon D300S Camera, Nikon 300.0 mm f/2.8 lens and a Nikon TC-20E II 2.0 teleconverter, focal Length 600 mm, ISO 800, 1/2000 sec at f/8.0. Using a tripod. Image processed using Lightroom 5 and Photoshop CC 2014.

Carolina Satyr (Topaz Impression)

This image is from a previous post allowing the viewer to see the original and this image processed using Topaz Impression Version 1.0. I have applied the Van Gogh I presets without modification to see if people like this style of processing applied to photographs.Brown butterfly on green leaves
Image Captured with a Nikon D300S Camera, Nikon 105.0 mm f/2.8 lens, focal Length 105 mm, focal length 35mm 157 mm,ISO 1600, 1/60 sec at f/16, on a tripod.