The (Common) Buckeye (Junonia coenia) is a butterfly in the family Nymphalidae. It is found in southern Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, and Nova Scotia and all parts of the United States except the northwest, and is especially common in the south, the California coast, and throughout Central America and Colombia. The sub-species Junonia coenia bergi is endemic to the island of Bermuda. Its habitat is open areas with low vegetation and some bare ground. Adults feed on nectar and also take fluids from mud and damp sand. Males perch on bare ground or low plants, occasionally patrolling in search of females, but they are not territorial. I captured this stunning fellow along the shores of Lake Telemark in Rockaway, NJ. I used a Nikon Coolpix L110 digital camera.

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I’ve always appreciated nature, but I didn’t show interest in photography until digital started to come into it’s own. I had many cheap cameras over the years, but when I got the Nikon D3100 for my birthday last year, I really started to realize what photography was all about. I’ve had such a blast learning on the go over the past 10 months. I’ve gotten shots that I could have only dreamed of a year ago. I hope you all enjoy my photos, and by all means, BUY SOMETHING! =)

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  • Robert Abraham
    Robert Abrahamabout 4 years ago

    Great shot & beautiful butterfly

  • Thanks again Hawker. It was a challenge getting a focused shot. He/she never sat still for a second. :)

    – William Brennan

  • davvi
    davviabout 4 years ago

    beautiful work,William

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 3 years ago

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonover 3 years ago

  • MaeBelle
    MaeBelleover 3 years ago

    Gorgeous capture,William♥ so crisp and clear,:o)) God Bless,Mae

  • Thank you MaeBelle. ;)

    – William Brennan

  • MaeBelle
    MaeBelleover 3 years ago

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 3 years ago

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELover 3 years ago

    CONGRATULATIONS on your wonderful feature, great work and well earned.

  • Thanks Andrea. :)

    – William Brennan

  • Penny Odom
    Penny Odomover 3 years ago

    Congratulations on your feature!!

  • Thank you Penny. :)

    – William Brennan

  • dennis wingard
    dennis wingardover 3 years ago

    great shot

  • Glad you liked it Dennis. :)

    – William Brennan

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