Orange Sulphur (revisited)
Colias eurytheme
Sept. 21, 2014

  Although I've an earlier page on the orange sulphur (Colias eurytheme), today's photos are better and more varied.

The orange sulphur is a common butterfly, particularly in late summer and fall; nevertheless, it's certainly a beauty.

First, the traditional position, inasmuch as the orange sulphur perches with its wings upright.

Orange sulphur, traditional
  I caught the wing-open view as the orange sulphur was coming in for a landing on the asters.
Orange sulphur, open wings
  Next, there is the direct stare.
Orange sulphur, the stare
  This isn't one of my sharper images, but I truly enjoy the view of the orange sulphur ascending from an aster.
Orange sulphur, lightness of being
  I would title the last photo in this sequence as, "The Lightness of Being."

Photo note: I used the Pentax K20D, with the SMC-A* 200mm macro lens, for the photos, taken on September 15, 2014, on Jo Hays Vista.

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