April 19, 2012 Purple Hairstreak - too bad this fellow is so small (about 1 inch), it is hard to appreciate the vivid colors without shooting it with a camera first.
It's a bug's life....:)
Very cool catch!
An iridescent beauty!
a 3 for...gorgeous details on the butterfly!
Wow Dennis, you're finding some beautiful butterflies! I love the shimmer that we can see on this one as well as those fantastic spots of bright blue and orange. Really well done, keep them coming!
What fantastic color, plus, you caught three critters in one shot. I never knew so many different kinds of butterflies existed. I appreciate you sharing your images and knowledge on this subject.
Great capture. I love the clarity of the delicate wings. Fantastic.
Oooh - what a pretty little b-fly that is. Photos from the Bahama's trip are going to get processed this weekend - so look for them in a couple of weeks. Thanks for your friendship. How's Nathaniel?