Fritillary butterfly on firewheel (also known as “sundance” or “Indian blanket”)

Eastern Nevada, USA

Butterflies Challenge on Fiery Hot Colors

The Wonder Of Wings
Art And Collectibles Sales Group
Old Farts Of RedBubble

Canon 350D EOS
Sigma 70-300 mm

Minimal PP

Views: 127 (2010.AUG.24)

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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  • Dawn B Davies-McIninch
    Dawn B Davies-...over 4 years ago

    absolutly striking, a super capture,well done,dawnx

  • Thanks a lot, Dawn – I am still searching for identification on this one. :)

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • barnsis
    barnsisover 4 years ago

    Beautiful image, awesome close up

  • Thank you, Byron!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • Dawn M. Becker
    Dawn M. Beckerover 4 years ago

    awesome shot…definitely butterfly season!!! :-)

  • Thanks, Eastsider!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • Yool
    Yoolover 4 years ago


  • Thanks, Yool!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • Steve  Liptrot
    Steve Liptrotover 4 years ago

    Excellent close-up

  • Thank you, Steve!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • DottieDees
    DottieDeesover 4 years ago

    Very pretty…great capture!

  • Thank you, Dottie!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • Alexa Pereira
    Alexa Pereiraover 4 years ago

    Wow a superb image with superb detail and colours BEAUTIFUL

  • Thank you, Alexa!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • Dawn B Davies-McIninch
    Dawn B Davies-...over 4 years ago

    its a new one on me too, but oh so beautiful, a great shot,dawnx

  • jesika
    jesikaover 4 years ago

    beautifully colour coordinated, lovely image

  • Thank you, Jesika!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • Kate Adams
    Kate Adamsover 4 years ago

    Stunning capture Arla, beautiful detail and colour!!

  • Thank you, Kate!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

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