Buckeye Butterfly by Arla M. Ruggles

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Of the myriad of amazing creatures found in my friend’s back yard, this elegant and elusive moth was my favorite capture of the day.

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Diana’s Garden Series
New Mexico, USA

Canon 350D EOS
Sigma 70/300mm

Corel PhotoImpact x3

Views: 1,388 (2013.JUN.1)
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Great Basin Life exists … between … high desert expanses and majestic mountain wilderness.

Daily, I watch the winds of change sweeping away what remains of our western culture and heritage, and the land that has produced them.

My mission is to preserve as much as I can, of that which will soon vanish, through my photography.

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  • BettinaSchwarz
    BettinaSchwarzabout 5 years ago

    oh I really like this :) … warm and rich and bright and full of lovely life delicate life … this is a wonderful shot :)

  • Thanks very much, Bettina!!!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • Dawn B Davies-McIninch
    Dawn B Davies-...about 5 years ago

    oh such a pretty shot, the markings it has are fabulous,dawnx

  • Thank you, Dawn – I do think s/he must belong in a forest, rather than a garden. These colors were quite conspicuous amid the white, yellow, and greens. :)

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • Enivea
    Eniveaabout 5 years ago

    It’s a wonderful series Arla, but I agree – this is my favourite also, it’s stunning!

  • Thanks, Enivea – GMTA! ;D)))

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • Elaine Teague
    Elaine Teagueabout 5 years ago

    Instant fave Aira. Amazing work with the clarity of the moth and the dof.

  • Thank you, Elaine!

    I think I like this one for a bright Fall greeting card. :)

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • Barbara Manis
    Barbara Manisabout 5 years ago

    So beautiful!

  • Thank you, Barbara!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • David's Photoshop
    David's Photoshopabout 5 years ago

    Beautiful image, so colourful, well done and congratulations on being featured.

  • Thank you very much, David!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • Yool
    Yoolabout 5 years ago

  • Thank you so MUCH, Yool!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • barnsis
    barnsisabout 5 years ago

    Congratulations on your feature
    in Backyard Macro & Closeups

  • arteco
    artecoabout 5 years ago

    Another great capture… Congrats on your feature :o)

  • kukawa
    kukawaabout 5 years ago

    Absolutely Gorgeous Capture!! Wow! Congratulations on your Feature, Very Well Deserved!!! : ) syl

  • Oops! I’m sorry I missed this comment earlier, Sylvia!
    It is no less appreciated for the late discovery, tho - THANK YOU, VERY MUCH!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

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