Male Cloudless Sulphur Butterfly by Suni Pruett

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This is a depiction of a very common Texas butterfly….the Cloudless Sulphur Butterfly (Phoebis sennae) and this particular one is a male… These butterflies are everywhere during the late spring, summer, and early fall around my house. I have been trying to find the perfect portrait of this yellow beauty…and I dont know if I found the “perfect” one…but I did finally take one that I am satisfied with. Normally these butterflies are very timid and skittish and wont stay still for too long…especially when a human with a really large shadow comes their way. Today however it started to cool off….which worked in my favor..because all of these little guys were moving slow and just sitting in the sunshine eating and warming up….which gave me a great opportunity to take as many pictures as they would sit still for…

Thank you



butterfly, cloudless, common, flower, green, macro, male, phoebis, purple, sennae, sulphur, suni, sunipruett, texas, yellow


  • googa
    googaalmost 7 years ago

    Wow this is lovely ! nice shot.

  • Suni Pruett
    Suni Pruettalmost 7 years ago

    Thank you very much Googa!

  • Luis Correia
    Luis Correiaalmost 7 years ago

    Beautiful colors

  • Suni Pruett
    Suni Pruettalmost 7 years ago

    Thank you Luis!!! I love the vibrant purple of these little flowers!

  • AMHERN0525
    AMHERN0525almost 7 years ago

    Great shot, he’s wing look like leaves. I love the detail.

  • beasweet
    beasweetalmost 7 years ago

    so beautiful!

  • Beccaboo
    Beccabooalmost 7 years ago
    I love this one aswell, you have taken some great butterfly shots,looks like you’ve been having a fun time too… I like the way you got the tongue whilst it was unrolled & out like that!, It’s got funny looking eyes,a bit dozy looking! like you said, they were drunk on sunshine!, Fantastic composition, I also love that lemon yellow with the green, it’s set off brilliantly by the pink flowers. ; ) Gorgeous shot Suni, xx.
  • Beccaboo
    Beccabooalmost 7 years ago

    Ps, are you a bit of an entomologist?, you seem to know a lot about the insects names etc?, I love the insect world, its so exciting & inspiring, i love natures offerings in the design sense.

  • Varinia   - Globalphotos
    Varinia - Gl...almost 7 years ago

    gorgeous shot, love the vibrant colours

  • DarrellMoseley
    DarrellMoseleyalmost 7 years ago

    Nice Capture, Suni! Thanks for telling so much about him!

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