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Cabbage White Butterfly on a Jacksonville Plant (Explore #43)

Cabbage White Butterfly on a Jacksonville Plant (Explore #43)
Steve and I went to the historic town of Jacksonville, Oregon a few weeks ago, and as we were walking around, I saw this butterfly flitting about. I followed it slowly all over a row of flowers until it finally stopped on a leaf to rest and I was able to creep in and get some pictures!

This lovely butterfly is found over most of the world, where it causes damage to cabbage and mustard family crops. If you would like to know more about this pretty but damaging butterfly, Wiki has a very good page here: Wiki: Cabbage White Butterfly (Pieris rapae)

Thanks so much for your visits, comments and favorites! I won't be able to comment much for the next week while I'm busy with my current project, but I am trying to visit a few pages when I can during breaks! Thanks for your patience! :)

Explored on October 12, 2012, highest position #214.

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Absolutely gorgeous image: beautiful composition, fantastic details and wing texture,lovely light and shadow all beautifully displayed against the black background. ************************
19 months ago.

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