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John Dicus | all galleries >> The Lower 48 States, Continental USA >> Butterflies of the Lower Rio Grande Valley, Texas. Oct-Dec, 2004 > Glazed Pellicia
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Glazed Pellicia
22-NOV-2004 Melanie Dicus

Glazed Pellicia

Pellicia arina

This is one of those species that tends to twitch when the pre-flash fires, ruining any shots taken with flash. Most butterfly photos come out better to our eyes with a bit of fill-in flash. And getting the exposure right with this dark species was much more difficult than it is with most other species. So it took quite a few tries for this guy before one of us captured an image we liked. Here, this skipper is nectaring on trixis, another flower popular among butterflies in the area.

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Lloyd & Sandy Spitalnik25-May-2006 04:58
Beautiful shot Melanie! Welcome back guys - thought you dropped off the face of the earth. S&L