|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|The California Tortoiseshell, or Nymphalis californica, is a common brushfoot butterfly in central Oregon. This bug generally flies in the morning and perches in the afternoon. In 2006, flocks of tens of thousands of these butterflies invaded the Cascade Mountains. They were so thick at times, that drivers had to pull off to the side of the road to wait for them to pass.|
This particular specimen was found along the Dry Canyon Trail in Redmond, Oregon. It made a fine subject, perched and basking in the sun.
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- [2007-04-01 4:04]
Superb shot. Lovely colours and sharp details. I like its pose too much as well as the grey BG. Perfect lighting, POV and DOF. Very nicely composed. Kudos.
- [2007-04-02 13:38]
Wonderful capture, Lauren!
Excellent sharpness, colors, POV, DOF and composition.
I like it very much.
My compliments and TFS.
this is a pretty shot of the butterfly.The colours are good and your focus is very good as well.Your note is a revelation as I did not know butterflies can swarm so thickly.Well done on this one.Tfs. Bob