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A Butterfly and A Wildflower in the mountains of North Carolina, USA
A Great Spangled Fritillary (speyeria cybele) finds the first open bud on the Butterfly Weed which is also called Milkweed (asclepias tuberosa). Photo taken in the beautiful mountains of North Carolina, USA in Macon County near the small town called Franklin.
© Jean Gregory Evans
Canon PowerShot SX20 IS f/5.7 1/200s ISO-400 100mm

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great spangled fritillary, fritillary, butterfly, speyeria cybele, pollinators, pollination, insect, antennae, probiscus, wings, fly, asclepias tuberosa, butterfly weed, milkweed, nectar, buds, orange, orange flowers, nature, wildflower

A lover of art and nature, Jean adores animals, whimsy, smiles, and chocolate chip cookies, not necessarily in that order.

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  • Jean Gregory  Evans
    Jean Gregory ...about 3 years ago

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  • Margot Ardourel
    Margot Ardourelabout 3 years ago

    Wow Jean. This is beautiful. You are getting some great butterfly shots. We have these too but they won’t hold still for me. :)

  • I used to hear that if you put a sprinkle of salt on a bird’s tail, it would sit still for you. I wonder if that works for butterfly.

    Thanks for the compliment, my good friend!

    – Jean Gregory Evans

  • Dave & Trena Puckett
    Dave & Trena P...about 3 years ago

    Beautifully captured!!! Amazing detail, clarity, and D0F! Such a great shot!

  • Thank you very much, Dave and Trena!!! I am thrilled with your great compliment!

    – Jean Gregory Evans

  • YouBet
    YouBetabout 3 years ago

    Just beautiful!

  • Thank you, YouBet!

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  • Though it be late, I really appreciate this and want to say Thank YOU!

    – Jean Gregory Evans

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtabout 3 years ago

    Congratulations!!! You have been featured in Cee’s Fun Artsy Friends

  • Thank you so much, Cee! I really appreciate this fabulous feature! (Love this banner too … cool shoes!)

    – Jean Gregory Evans

  • AngieBanta
    AngieBantaabout 3 years ago

    Very beautiful!! wonderful find & capture!

  • Thank you, Angie!

    – Jean Gregory Evans

  • greenstone
    greenstoneabout 3 years ago

    fantastic capture!!! georgie

  • Thank you, greenstone!

    – Jean Gregory Evans

  • kappisan
    kappisanabout 3 years ago

    BIG FAV!:D
    Love it!:)
    Great colours too!:)
    Congratulations on your Feature!!:)
    kappi:)

  • Thank you, kappi!

    – Jean Gregory Evans

  • AngieDavies
    AngieDaviesabout 3 years ago

    Stunning image! The plant and butterfly colors complement each other so well. Beautiful composition!

  • Thank you, Angie! I appreciate the compliments of a watercolor painter!

    – Jean Gregory Evans

  • polly470
    polly470about 3 years ago

    I LOVE this!!! I love the colours, I love the comp…
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    xx

  • I’m liking this high praise from you, polly470! Thank you so much!!!

    – Jean Gregory Evans

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