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Common Buckeye Butterfly... | by pieceoflace photography
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Common Buckeye Butterfly...

..feeding on Fleabane, and best viewed in the large size.


Good morning. Today's posting are my first good shots this season of a Common Buckeye Butterfly (Junonia coenia) taken while feeding on Fleabane. I haven't seen many Buckeyes this year with this being only the third one I spotted so far. And like the Common Whitetail Dragonfly, I'm not sure why it's called a "Common" Buckeye since it's the only Buckeye Butterfly in North America and is one of the most beautiful butterflies we have.


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ISO100, aperture f/5.8, exposure .008 seconds (1/125) focal length 300mm


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Taken on July 11, 2008