These beautiful butterflies have silver, shining spots on their underwings. This one is enjoying a sip of milkweed nectar.
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The photograph was taken May 22, 2013, in Green Lane, Pennsylvania, USA. We grow a garden of milkweed just for the butterflies, but we also get many other beautiful insects, spiders, beetles, etc.
Image is best viewed LARGE:>)
Taken with a Canon T4i and Tamron Sp 90 mm F/2.8 1:1 Macro lens, hand held and done by an amateur (brand new to DSLR as of April 2013).