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Red Admiral | by Natalie Bell
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Red Admiral

Those of you who know me, know that I HATE insects. But on my last visit to the LA Arboretum I decided to put on my big girl panties and capture some of the less offensive creepy crawlies. I began taking photographs of bees (your garden variety honeybee doesn't faze me) because the Lamb's Ear plants were just swarming with them, when I noticed this Red Admiral fluttering around. He perched on these blossoms and let me photograph him. Of course I didn't get TOO close :)

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Taken on June 4, 2012