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SOAKING IN THE SUN by Sandy Stewart

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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.



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.


  • Marvin Collins
    Marvin Collinsabout 2 years ago

    Wow Sandy, that is so perfect, just beautiful and a fav for me!!!

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppabout 2 years ago

    Nice capture Sandy

  • foppe47
    foppe47about 2 years ago

    Beautiful and a fav for me

  • Lynn Bawden
    Lynn Bawdenabout 2 years ago

    Another awesome capture, Sandy~Lynn

  • Heather007
    Heather007about 2 years ago

    Amazing clarity on the butterfly; lovely background realy sets it off; perfect lighting on this image Sandy.

  • JamesA1
    JamesA1about 2 years ago

    nice image! Nice use of f10…good call…detail is incredible!

  • Barry Norton
    Barry Nortonabout 2 years ago

    Wonderful capture Sandy

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