October 18, 2010

American Lady

American Lady Butterfly

Well, I'm learning all about butterflies and moths the last couple 3 weeks. I'm taking the photos on my walks then going back and googling the ID. I am surprised at how small they are. It's wonderful to see a variety of these colorful winged creatures as the backyard birding is pretty quiet right now.

HaPpY FaLL!!

everyone!

10 comments:

forestal said...

great shot Cindy - my biggest problem with butterflies is getting the shot so I can later look it up. Most of the colorful ones here are gone now. Now I can't wait for spring again seeing your shot.

Kerri said...

What a BEAUTIFUL Lady!! Great capture my friend!

The Early Birder said...

Nice flutter Cindy. Not unlike our Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui).
Our butterfly season is more or less at an end but I have enjoyed chasing them during the quieter summer months. Hope you have the same fun. Cheers FAB.

Julie G. said...

A most stunning butterfly! Spectacular image!

cindyzlogic said...

Thanks for the kind comments, Dan! My eyes are trained now as I walk along because these butterflies are so small (a little over an inch across). They look big in the picture, though.

cindyzlogic said...

Kerri...the expert photographer...thank you for the compliment :-)

cindyzlogic said...

Thanks for commenting, Frank! I read that this butterfly can be mistaken for a Painted Lady, but, the 2 distinct white eye spots on the forewings and 2 blue tinted eyeholes on the hind-wings, set it apart.

cindyzlogic said...

Julie, thanks much for the kind comments!

Debbie Miller @HooootOwl said...

I agree it can be fun searching for ID's after an adventure. It is amazing how many different varieties there are when you start digging. Beautiful American Lady Cindy!

cindyzlogic said...

Debbie, thank you for commenting on this photo!