Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Pic of the Day

Queen Butterfly, Danaus gilippus:  The National Butterfly Center; Mission, Texas
     The Queen Butterfly is a North and South American species of the Nymphalidae family that consist of some 6,000 different butterfly species.  They have colorful upperwings that lay flat when resting.  Their contrasting, dull  underwings look like dead leaves, which provides the Queen Butterfly with cryptic camouflauge.   Other species of the Nymphalidae family include Emperors, Monarchs, Admirals, Tortoiseshells, and Fritillaries.
     To plan your visit to the National Butterfly Center, click this link:  www.missiontexas.net/attractions/naba-international-butterfly-park

Nikon D800, Nikkor 500mm f4, 1/2000 second @ f5

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