The Search

tailed blue2Friends, this time of year we are searching for new Karner Blue butterflies in Crex Meadows. The Karner is a rare specie with an endangered population but the host plant, wild lupine grows here in abundance.  Every year the volunteers of Crex survey the prime areas for Karners.  The second flight or hatching is expected any day now so we are all out searching for these tiny blue butterflies.  Yesterday I found these tailed blues but no Karners.  This is macro with a telephoto lens.  An extender (20mm) is between the lens and the camera so I can focus at about 4 feet away and avoid disturbing his feeding on the orange milkweed.  His underwing is similar to Karners, but the little tail is the deciding factor.  Still searching for the Karner  til Tomorrow MJ


About mjspringett

Nature Photographer, searching for questions and answers

Posted on July 19, 2013, in Crex Meadows, Macro, Nature, photography and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. MJ…..Hey, these colors do not clash at all, sweet….en theos † j

  2. Thanks Kate, but I can’t take credit for the color, God matched the orange in the wing with the orange butterfly weed, I just do the capture, MJ

  3. Your perfect color never fails to amaze me and the green background is the perfect neutralizer.

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