Janet Brien

Janet Brien

Posted on 08/23/2013


Photo taken on August 22, 2013


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butterfly
Oregon
Pacific Northwest
Canon 5D Mark II
Janet Brien
Canon 100mm 2.8L
Satyrium californica
California Hairstreak


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California Hairstreak Having a Late Lunch

California Hairstreak Having a Late Lunch
I liked the way this picture turned out too. I am always amazed how long insect proboscis' can be! Did you know that the Morgan's Sphinx moth has a proboscis that is just over 30 centimetres (1 foot) long?!!!!! INCREDIBLE!!! It's used to reach nectar in an orchid that hides its nectar almost a foot deep into the flower. It's also known as Darwin's Moth because Charles Darwin predicted its existence some 40 years before it was discovered! Wow!!!

John Varley, Agnès, Puzzler4879, Swetlana Hasenjäger and 22 other people have particularly liked this photo


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tiabunna
tiabunna
Very impressive.
4 years ago.
Jeanne
Jeanne
magnifique
4 years ago.
Wildmoreway
Wildmoreway
The hairstreaks are all very special butterlies I have been lucky enough to see four of the five species that occur in the UK. Interestingly one (the Purple Hairstreak) is quite common in some parts of the uk but rarely seen because it spends most of its life in the tree tops.
4 years ago.
spacemouses
spacemouses
And it's nice the way they roll up the proboscis into that lovely spiral.
4 years ago.
Peter Van Der Houwen
Peter Van Der Houwen
Marvelous close-up!
4 years ago.
Rambonp
Rambonp
GREAT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
4 years ago.
Malik Raoulda
Malik Raoulda
Beautiful and amazing considering its size it wrong .. Thanks for this great decision and this information is also rewarding ..!
Beautiful and pleasant day.
4 years ago.
Loco's Photos
Loco's Photos
Wow, fantastic markings on this little butterfly!! Super capture!!! You always bring us inspiring shots!!
4 years ago.
Don Sutherland
Don Sutherland
Gorgeous capture.
4 years ago.
Ajophotog
Ajophotog
Beautiful and an interesting plant it is on too.
4 years ago.
Mags:-) off for a while
Mags:-) off for a wh…
Super detail...absolutely amazing!:D
4 years ago.
Chrissy S
Chrissy S
A fabulous shot. Great composition and so sharp. A very pretty little butterfly :)
4 years ago.
Swetlana Hasenjäger
Swetlana Hasenjäger
Very nice capture !

Seen and admired in :Nature et Nous
4 years ago.
Tess Mc Kenna
Tess Mc Kenna
Another stunner Janet. The details are outstanding. Brilliant my friend Hugs Tess.
4 years ago.
Nourel Lind
Nourel Lind
Magnifique prise !
4 years ago.
Puzzler4879
Puzzler4879
Just super, Janet!

That's Wild!!
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of Wildlife!!
4 years ago.
Rafa
Rafa
Fantastica
4 years ago.
John Varley
John Varley
Cracking capture Janet spot on focus and dof .
4 years ago.