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Well look at me, being all active and submitting another deviation and stuff. :P

Anyways, this was actually taken back in May, when, y'know, the butterflies aren't down in the south for the winter. My family went for a nature walk in one of Vermont's wetlands, and I spotted this little guy right as we were preparing to head out. We didn't spend all that much time there, thanks to the mosquitoes, which was a bit of a pity - the area had some pretty unique scenery!

Speaking of wetlands, though - there's this field two roads down from my house, where I go cross country skiing most winters, and I just found out that it's been designated as a wetlands area for like the past twenty years and that's why the state keeps it as undeveloped land! We have so few wetlands, they're really protective of the ones we do have. I never knew that about that field, though!

Comments and faves are always appreciated :la:
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tbarbieri Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012
What perfect timing - incredible picture!
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yadiyada27 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012
Featured here: [link]
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Althytrion Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012
Very beautiful! :aww:
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Dinsku-chan Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012
Beautiful! :)
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Chibi-Shuriken Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :heart:
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Aileih Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012
Oo! A Swallow-tail! That is my favorite butterfly :) I do really like the composition, the way the flowers cut into the picture gives it a nice diagonal line which makes it really interesting. I also don't mind that the wings go out of the picture and I love the shorter depth of field ^^
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Chibi-Shuriken Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yay for favorite butterfly! :D and thank you very much! I got like ten shots of this butterfly in hopes that one would turn out decent, and this was the composition I liked most because of the diagonals and everything you mentioned, so I'm glad that was successful :D
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yadiyada27 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012
Nice tones, a little blurry but great angle. :)
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Chibi-Shuriken Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :D Every shot I got of this butterfly came out a little blurry and with too much noise for my liking, but I was too excited to have gotten a picture of a butterfly to not post it haha! :)
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yadiyada27 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012
Butterflies are tough subjects to photograph.
So you actually did a great job at it, me knowing by experience how hard it is. :)
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Chibi-Shuriken Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I'm glad you understand :D
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lucas-irineu Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Student General Artist
Very nice! Love to see you posting.

I think most of butterflies don't go down south for the winter, they just die. :P
They don't have the longest life spans, anyway. Not after becoming an adult, anyway.

ps: I'm terrified of butterflies and moths. They have those alien little faces and butterflies have those weird sucking mouthpieces and they got that ugly hair and ew. Worst bug ever. XD

And hey, wetlands. I happen to live a few hours away from Pantanal, the world's largest wetland!
...and yet I have never been there.
Not that I really mind, staying away from caimans, snakes and jaguars happens to be good for my health. :P
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Chibi-Shuriken Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much! :D

And...yeah, you're probably right D: I know that monarchs migrate, at least, but that's probably it. Poor butterflies ;-;

Whoa wait really?! I mean, they're creepy little crawlies up close, yeah, but they've got those pretty wings and they never bite you and they spend most of their lives around flowers! They're my favorite bug ever XD

Well that's cool about the world's largest wetland! Not many people can say that :O And uh yeah, please don't go there and become tourist fodder for large scary animals like that. .__. That place sounds pretty terrifying/dangerous ahah.
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lucas-irineu Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Student General Artist
Hey, maybe they don't bite, but I'm sure they'd love to suck your brains out with those little alien proboscis of them!
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Chibi-Shuriken Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ew ew ew xD way to ruin my opinion of butterfly mouths for ever hahaha. XD
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lucas-irineu Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Student General Artist
Good! I might just have saved your life by warning you of their evil ways! :P
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