Monday, April 12, 2010
We took a morning walk through the woods, and saw a lot of flowers and butterflys. We're off to Appomattox for some history and lunch, but not before leaving you with the best of the bunch.
Caught this guy mid-flight:
Of course, professional and amateur entomologists can contribute by identifying these species in the comments.
Do you manipulate the images , beyond sizing for these pages, before posting them ? The color saturation and detail level is admirable on my lcd. An lcd that hasn't been calibrated beyond hooking them there wire thingies to those sockety thingies on the back of that there box thingy sitting on the floor. Or are those fuscia azaleas really white and my denial about my, ahem, eyesight accuracy is deeper than I'm willing to admit ?
" No image manipulation " Excellent, my delusions about my age related vision decline is safe for another day or so. Wonderful photos by the way. Ah, the wonders of modern technology....when they don't need immediate firmware or software upgrades that is.
I believe the first anonymous commenter was quite right. These butterflies are Tiger Swallowtails.
The black ones are always female, the yellow can be male or female.