Nature Photography

A Pair of Butterflies at Dusk

This is a beautiful couple. Can anyone help me with a name for them?2butterfliesI think they’re hairstreaks of some kind … but which one? And that flower! What is that? It’s pretty beautiful itself. Anyone? I love being stumped like this. I can say this much: go for a walk at dusk! You just never know what you’ll find. In my case, literally!


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    • Then I’m doubly glad to have been so blessed!

      I think the late light helped them be still.




  1. What a beautiful image! What’s in a name anyway? If you really want to know their name, I believe they’re Columbian Blue butterflies. The magic things we encounter when we slow down and open ourselves up.


    • I know! We could rename them. That would drive the biologists to distraction, but would be enormously fun. You know, I think I might set up a little contest like that. Thanks!


  2. Oh, and I forgot to mention the plant. It’s hard to see in the photo, but could it be Snow Buckwheat? Columbian Blues love their buckwheat!


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