A Lorquin’s Admiral lands on a sunny leaf where it appears to be soaking in the warm sun rays.
Lorquin Admirals often perch high in trees, spreading their wings to sun themselves. From these perches, the males are also territorial and often dash out after other butterflies, returning to their favorite perches between battles.
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Taken on August 5/12 at 5:03pm in own yard, on south east Vancouver Island, B.C., Canada.
Camera Canon EF 100-400mm L IS USM lens
Tripod, Manfrotto, including 498RC2 ballhead
Taken at, 1/500’s at f/10, 400mm, iso 640, manual white bal.
Fully edited in Lightroom 4.2, no cropping.