* Resting #2 *

© Carolyn J. Connolly

* Resting #2 *<p>

Uploaded: May 24, 2011

Description

On a gorgeous autumn day while photographing our Liquidambar tree's colour this butterfly alighted on a leaf!

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"Identification: The Common Crow Butterfly is a large black butterfly with white spots on the fore wings and a band of elongated spots on the hind wings. The outer wing margins have small white spots. The males have a pair of hidden orange-yellow brushes at the tip of the abdomen, which they can extend into bright coloured patch as part of the mating ritual or to deter predators. These brushes emit a musky odour. The caterpillars are striped. Pupa have metallic silvery sheen.

"Other Names: Oleander Butterfly.

"Size: Wingspan 70mm, Caterpillar about 50mm.

"Habitat: The Common Crow is found in open forest and woodland. Often seen in parks and gardens."

Refer: http://www.ozanimals.com/Insect/Common-Crow-Butterfly/Euploea/core.html

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Captured early afternoon, in late autumn, on 24th of May 2011...

Category: ~ Animals ~



Exif: F Number: 8, Exposure Bias Value: -1.30, ExposureTime: 1/400 seconds, Flash: reserved, ISO: 200, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 150.00 mm, Model: E-620

Comments

Carolyn J. Connolly May 24, 2011

I'm dedicating this image to my dear brother-in-law, John!! :o) He is back in hospital after further issues with his heart, and when Phil and I visited him today he asked me to let the BP folks know that he won't be around here again for maybe another week or so!! :o( Thank you all for thinking of him and his wife Margaret at this time!! :o) #1379731

Douglas Pignet May 24, 2011

lovely capture of this beautiful butterfly #9425912

Ron McEwan May 24, 2011

This is a gorgeous dedication and the McEwans send our prayers. I am a heart patient myself. I hope it all works out for John. Going to miss him. #9426436

Shirley A. Kinney May 25, 2011

Beautiful capture, Carolyn. Prayers go with your brother-in-law and all the family. #9427858

Wm Nosal May 25, 2011

Wonderful Image, Carolyn!

Say Hello To John For Me
The Next Time Visit Him #9427860

Chris Ebben May 28, 2011

A beautiful dedication to John, he'll surely like this one. Good full frame image=^..^= #9432936

Heather Loewenhardt level-deluxe May 30, 2011

What I wouldn't do to get a shot like this. It is just spectacular Carolyn. #9436301

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