First US Record Butterfly

 
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Thick-tipped Greta (Greta morgane) female. A very special image here, it was a first US record of the species and first record in 100 years since any members of its family has been seen in the US. I found it and it made the cover (above the fold) of the local newspaper and again the cover (below the fold!
Taken at the Bentsen State Park Wild Birding Center Headquarters gardens in Mission TX on December 08, 2004.

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Southern_Heart - Jun 17, 2010 06:53 AM EDT
This is beautiful. Congratulations! Joyce
jineesh - Jul 10, 2009 06:24 AM EDT
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Silvester - Aug 21, 2008 01:43 PM EDT
Very nice picture. Those are things I do not get to see up here in CT. Thanks for sharing!
Trish1025 - Jun 26, 2008 12:10 AM EDT
Spectacular capture..very well done!
Guest - Sep 29, 2007 08:56 AM EDT
What an amazing photograph! I have never seen this butterfly before. This shot would definitely be in my FAVOURITES folder. Excellent!
Guest - May 27, 2007 07:57 PM EDT
Incredible. Congratulations!
Guest - Apr 30, 2007 12:05 PM EDT
Very nice
Guest - Jun 05, 2006 02:17 AM EDT
Congradulations on a photo well done!!! I had just been reading about these beauties a month ago and was in awe of them. What a neat sight to have seen them in person.
Guest - May 30, 2006 07:27 PM EDT
Wow! Absolutely beautiful creature. You must have been amazed...
Guest - Jan 21, 2006 12:25 PM EDT
wow that is a cool picture i have never seen a butterfly like that
Guest - Aug 09, 2005 05:07 PM EDT
What an astonishing creature! I'm so glad to have seen this! Thank you!
Guest - Jul 22, 2005 10:58 PM EDT
What a photo and what a find. Where do these butterflies originate from?
Guest - Jul 12, 2005 08:57 AM EDT
Great Photo! Can I get permission to use it in our flyer for landscape and tree service providers insurance? Thank you
Guest - May 30, 2005 09:42 PM EDT
Maginiticent photo. Congratulations on the find. Very beautiful and unique species.
Guest - May 02, 2005 08:58 AM EDT
Umm it is ok i guess, but there are better.
Guest - Apr 16, 2005 05:14 AM EDT
I am stunned! A beautiful shot of the most beautiful creature I've seen in a very long time. Top shot!
Guest - Apr 15, 2005 01:24 PM EDT
I like this shot. Congrats on finding it!!!
Guest - Apr 15, 2005 08:54 AM EDT
Randy - What a spectacular treasure! Beautiful shot.
Guest - Apr 11, 2005 11:25 AM EDT
Good for you, great catch! And a great photo to boot.
Guest - Apr 06, 2005 10:47 PM EDT
Randy! That is an amazing photo (as usual)..... and record-making.
Guest - Apr 05, 2005 09:34 PM EDT
Excellent work Randy! Such a beautiful photo and butterfly. Congratulations. Keep us posted on its progress in other publications.
Guest - Apr 05, 2005 06:18 PM EDT
not sure how I missed these earlier, but another fabulous shot of such an unusual butterfly. Am glad you are being recognized for your work. it's excellent.
Guest - Mar 28, 2005 04:31 AM EDT
Vicki, So far its been published five times! Twice in the Monitor newspaper on the cover, in the NABA butterfly magazine, The Austin newspaper and a poster project. Not made very much money from it.....YET!
Guest - Mar 28, 2005 04:23 AM EDT
Randy, this is absolutely amazing. I have never seen anything like it. Congratulations on your incredible image and for having it published.
Guest - Mar 28, 2005 03:39 AM EDT
Beautiful photo. What a delicate creature. I've never seen one with transparent wings. Wow!
Guest - Mar 28, 2005 02:44 AM EDT
WOW..what a beauty and what a find. Congratulations!

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