Many Sides of a Buckeye Butterfly

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I was out digging up elm trees, pruning roses, and fixing one of the drip systems in the wee hours of the morning. While walking between my different tasks, I noticed a few Buckeye Butterflies feeding on the little morning glories growing in the mulch. I grabbed my camera, and followed one around as it flew from one morning glory to another.

It didn’t open its wings other than to fly or do quick flutters to catch its balance against a sudden breeze. I had to catch it in flight or while it was catching it’s balance to get photos of it with its wings open, so there is movement in some of the shots.

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32 thoughts on “Many Sides of a Buckeye Butterfly

    • Thanks, Resa. Do you remember blacklight posters? The colors in the early morning sunshine remind me of the blacklight colors.

      • Yes, blacklight posters, and pass the acid!
        Just kidding. Interesting, and one would need to see that for the full effect!

  1. How gorgeous! I had a little lady just like her this afternoon! It was windy and cloudy and she was trying to hang on and I was caught off guard by her. You inspire me to share, soon. Beautiful shots you took!

  2. Your images of that butterfly are wonderful. I have seen buckeyes in “butterfly exhibit” kinds of places, but I haven’t seen one around my yard (that doesn’t mean they aren’t here). I enjoyed looking at your various views.

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