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In the garden here at Concord Greene, a Painted Lady butterfly stops to enjoy a late summer afternoon.
Concord, Massachusetts USA
Canon EOS 40D with Canon EF100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS USM lens
Focal length 400mm, Exposure 1/250 sec at f/5.6, ISO 100
Manfrotto 190CX3 tripod with Arcatech ballhead

In addition to prints and iCases, this image is also featured in Living on the Greene calendar


Featured by the groups
The World As We See It Or as we missed it September 15 2012
A World of EOS September 30 2012
300+ Go Long! September 30 2012
Love Affair With The Lens October 17 2012

Top Ten Challenge Winner
The World As We See It Or as we missed it Butterflies and Moths September 2012

During an unexpected chance to experience Africa, a seed was planted. Nurtured by subsequent forays into wild places, this photographer was born.

Jacques Cousteau said “People protect what they love.” And we’ve all heard that “A picture is worth a thousand words.” So, enough with this. My photography says the rest. Thanks for listening.

Sylvia J. Zarco
aka Owed to Nature

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  • Manon Boily
    Manon Boilyover 2 years ago

    wow! beautiful butterfly! I like the color on his belley. the flower seems to reflect on it. still very hot this week here but summer is fading. we feel it. nights are really colder

  • So happy you noticed the flower’s reflection! I too was curious about that color so I looked for other images of this Painted Lady and, lo and behold, on a yellow flower… a yellow belly! So I just uploaded this view, special for you Manon! Thank You!

    – Owed to Nature

  • lynn carter
    lynn carterover 2 years ago

    fantastic shot Sylvia xx

  • Thank You so much Lynn! ;-)

    – Owed to Nature

  • © Karin  Taylor
    © Karin Taylorover 2 years ago

    absolutely brilliant! :)

  • Many Thanks Karin for your comments, fave and kindness! Greatly appreciate and cherish it all… ;-)

    – Owed to Nature

  • Arla M. Ruggles
    Arla M. Rugglesover 2 years ago


  • Thank You Arla! Got lucky that this lady finally stayed still long enough to let me focus. ;-)

    – Owed to Nature

  • Manon Boily
    Manon Boilyover 2 years ago

    this is so cool! yes, the reflection of that flower appears on the butterfly’s belley. that on is very nice too ;)

  • Thank You Manon! ;-)

    – Owed to Nature

  • Poete100
    Poete100over 2 years ago

    What a beautiful shot…I love those Painted Ladies…!!!!

  • Thank you Lorraine. I never really noticed them until recently and now, every garden I pass seems to have at least one Painted Lady fluttering about. ;-)

    – Owed to Nature

  • CanyonWind
  • Great thanks for your features and support! …Sylvia

    – Owed to Nature

  • LudaNayvelt
    LudaNayveltover 2 years ago


  • Thank you Luda! There’s a small garden where Paul lives that I like to wander through when I’m there. Luckily, butterflies like it too! But unfortunately, mosquitoes like it too and I got eaten… even more than I did at the sunflower farm. Oh well, got my pictures so I’m happy!

    – Owed to Nature

  • trish725
    trish725over 2 years ago

    Butterflies and Moths challenge. September 2012

  • Thank you for the wonderful news Trish!

    – Owed to Nature

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppabout 2 years ago

    WONDERFUL capture

  • Many thanks Larry! …Sylvia

    – Owed to Nature

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