Comma Butterfly

 
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This is a Comma butterfly (Polygonia Comma), AKA Common Anglewing, found while hiking in a local park near Scottsville, NY. Winter stayed late in the area, butterflies are just beginning to appear in mid-april, a week or two later than usual.

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Alfresco - Apr 18, 2008 07:52 PM EDT
Thanks for the comments, everyone. This was shot in full sunlight, and was so intense out of the camera that I had to tone the color saturation down a little to keep it from looking "fake". The vignetting and the frame were used partly to hide a very busy background, and partly just fooling around with the editing program. This was the first comma butterfly I've ever found, and it was nice enough to pose for me for several shots before flying off. Bruce
Karen Moen - Apr 18, 2008 05:41 PM EDT
A beautiful close-up image. The wing color is really accentuated against the neutral background. Lovely composition.
Jas - Apr 18, 2008 03:18 PM EDT
This is a lovely, clear close-up of the Comma. It's colours and shape are really beautiful. :)
TravlynWomyn - Apr 17, 2008 09:10 PM EDT
Stunning image. Vicki
chriss35 - Apr 17, 2008 05:39 PM EDT
Beautiful image of a Comma and a well matched frame. Chriss35:)

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