Zabulon Skipper Butterfly - Poanes zabulon - Male by MotherNature

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These little butterflies were fairly common last summer and this male and his lady love were in full courting behavior. All the pheromones must have been filling the air because I watched the wing-quivers, the gentle pursuits.

This picture was taken August 22, 2012, in Green Lane, Pennsylvania.

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Taken with a Sony DSC H9, held by hand and set on macro


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I love nature, science, poetry, prose, art, music – you name it! Now that I’m retired, time is mine to spend as I wish (pretty much), and I wish to take pictures of our natural world.

Bringing the outdoors in for others to see, especially those who may not get the opportunity to wander next to a pond, fish at the beach, or tramp in the woods, is a pleasure. I hope to build a window to the wonders of nature that fill our everyday lives.

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  • myraj
    myrajabout 1 year ago

    Fantastic macro which looks great viewed larger.

  • I’m so happy you like this. They are such fast, little butterflies. Thank you for the visit, the lovely comment, and especially for making this a favorite!

    – MotherNature

  • Ginny York
    Ginny Yorkabout 1 year ago

    Wonderful capture. Excellent DOF! This little guy stands out so well against all the green!

  • You are kind:>) I hope we get a lot more of these this year – so cute!

    – MotherNature

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