Butterfly ~ Funereal Duskywing by Kimberly Chadwick

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Taken in Tucson, Arizona using a Canon Powershot SX110IS

This is the most common duskywing in the Southwest, where it is at home from mountain meadows to desert flats. It is one of several with white fringes on the hind wings, but the front wings are longer and narrower than those of other duskywings.

Males perch at eye level on branches above streams and arroyos and dart out at any movement. In late morning, they also perch on hilltop shrubs to await passing females. Both sexas visit garden flowers such as lantanas and zinnias and wildflowers such as rabbit-brush in desert washes.

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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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  • Elaine Bawden
    Elaine Bawdenover 4 years ago

    Wow, such a wonderful capture! I have never seen one! ~ Elaine :)))

  • Thank you so very much Elaine! I apprecaite that M’am!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Lee-Anne Carver
    Lee-Anne Carverover 4 years ago

    Such a gloomy name for such a pleasant creature. Nice shot.

  • I agree, I was excited to look for its identity only to find out what it was. That was the same thing I said and actually looked to see if I was wrong..lol, thank you Lee-Anne!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • JoyceIone
    JoyceIoneover 4 years ago

    “Excellent! Thank you for submitting your work to the Art & Collectables Sales Group. ":http://www.redbubble.com/groups/the-collectors-...
    Beautiful capture!

  • Thank you Joycelone!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 4 years ago

  • Many thanks Ray!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • JoyceIone
    JoyceIoneover 4 years ago
  • WOW, thank you so much Joycelone! Made my day!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • davvi
    davviover 4 years ago

    great shot.Kimberly

  • Thank you so very much Davvi!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Dawn M. Becker
    Dawn M. Beckerover 4 years ago

    She pretty…excellent closeup :-)

  • I appreciate that Eastsider, thank you!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Poete100
    Poete100over 4 years ago

    Totally outstanding

  • Thank you Poete, I appreciate that very much!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerover 4 years ago

    Congrats on your feature of this lovely butterfly!

  • Trish, thank you !

    – Kimberly Chadwick

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