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Butterfly ~ Marine Blue by Kimberly Chadwick


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Taken in my backyard, Marana AZ using a Powershot SX10IS

When a flight of marine blues hits stride, they can be so abundant that they over-shadow other types of butterflies. Because males are mostly blue and females mostly brown, they may appear to be two different species, but their zebra-striped undersides of dark and light bluish-gray mark them both as marine blues.

They are most abundant at middle elevations below 6,000 feet. On hot days, males frequent damp spots in canyons, wet areas around swimming pools, and freshly watered gardens. Marine blues are capable of rapid flight, unlike many other blues.


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My images are not photo shopped. They have only been adjusted with basic sharpening, contrasting & saturation techniques. I believe that in order to appreciate Nature, you have to capture it as it is, naturally.

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  • JoyceIone
    JoyceIoneabout 4 years ago

    “Excellent! Thank you for submitting your work to the Art & Collectables Sales Group. ":
    Absolutely beautiful!

  • Thank you Joycelone so very much!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeabout 4 years ago

  • Robert Abraham
    Robert Abrahamabout 4 years ago

    Terrific macro of this tiny butterfly

  • Thank you again my friend~☺

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47about 4 years ago

    Another remarkable image! Such a lovely critter, & such a setting!!

  • I do love my back yard…lol, Images like this one makes the work all that much worth it!. Thank you M’am!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • byronbackyard
    byronbackyardabout 4 years ago

    Awesome shot, great detail. You must have a lovely garden Kimberly!

  • Garden no, but lovely Desert willows that attract these gorgeous insects….Thank you Deb!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Lisa G. Putman
    Lisa G. Putmanabout 4 years ago

    Gorgeous! Great clarity and detail, wow!

  • I get lucky every now and then, thank you so much Lisa!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • jesika
    jesikaabout 4 years ago

    A beautiful image & butterfly

  • Thank you Jesika!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerabout 4 years ago

    Well captured!

  • Thank you very much Trish!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • imagetj
    imagetjabout 4 years ago

    Great Shot love the angle

  • Thank you so very much sir, I appreciate that!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

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