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Pearl Crescent by GeodeLady Pearl Crescent by GeodeLady
This is a male Pearl Crescent (Phyciodes tharos) Wing span: 1 1/4 - 1 3/4 inches (3.2 - 4.5 cm). Identification: Quite variable. Males usually have black antennal knobs. Upperside is orange with black borders; postmedian and submarginal areas are crossed by fine black marks. Underside of hindwing has a dark marginal patch containing a light-colored crescent. Spring and fall broods (form marcia) have a gray mottled hindwing below. Life history: Males patrol open areas for females. Eggs are laid in small batches on underside of host plant leaves. Caterpillars eat leaves and are gregarious when young. Hibernation is by third-stage caterpillars. Caterpillar hosts: Several species of smooth-leaved true asters including Aster pilosus, A. texanus, and A. laevis. Adult food: Nectar from a great variety of flowers including dogbane, swamp milkweed, shepherd's needle, asters, and winter cress.
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Submitting this for the =NaturPics-club "Weekly contest #5- Butterfly" [link]






Taken with the Canon 300D
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rosaarvensis Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Great composition! :)
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GeodeLady Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2009
Thank you very much :hug:
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DawnstarW Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
I can't help but love this butterfly... I ended up painting a little larger version then the original one that I sent you a link for... I hope you don't mind
[link]
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sea-pearl Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2006
Beautiful picture! Love the colors! :+fav:
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DawnstarW Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
I hope you don't mind but this piece inspired me to paint it in watercolor... you can find it here [link]
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chamois-shimi Featured By Owner May 22, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
I absolutely adore this offset composition! The colors and DOF are awesome, too. :)
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GeodeLady Featured By Owner May 28, 2006
Thank you very much:glomp:
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kimi-lady Featured By Owner May 14, 2006  Professional Photographer
pretty... :)
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:icongeodelady:
GeodeLady Featured By Owner May 14, 2006
Thank you:)
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Arzzs Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2006
:clap: :bounce: Perfect.
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:icongeodelady:
GeodeLady Featured By Owner May 14, 2006
Thank you so much:glomp:
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Reedabah Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2005
hope you dont mind but I'm gonna have to keep my eye on you........................:+fav:ing this..............;clap:
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:icongeodelady:
GeodeLady Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2006
Not at all:glomp: and thank you very much:glomp:
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Eynowd Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2005
The composition and cropping are great, as are the colours and use of DoF. Wonderful stuff :)
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:icongeodelady:
GeodeLady Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2005
Thank you very much:glomp:
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Daxserv Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2005
how far you have come the quality of this is supurb, :lol: such enjoyment you give us with you pictures :hug: :cuddle:
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GeodeLady Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2005
:aww: Thank you:smooch:
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icarus-ica Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2005
wow , what a beautiful pattern and colors !
great shot !

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:icongeodelady:
GeodeLady Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2005
Thank you :glomp:
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:iconeditha:
editha Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2005
Everything is just perfect with this image!!!
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:icongeodelady:
GeodeLady Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2005
:aww: Thank you:glomp:
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LinaraQ Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2005  Hobbyist
Very pretty! :) Awesome shot! :) I really like your cropping here too!
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:icongeodelady:
GeodeLady Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2005
Thank you again:glomp:
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smashingpumpkins86 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2005
These are quite common where i live.
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:icongeodelady:
GeodeLady Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2005
You are lucky then:)
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:iconracora:
racora Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2005   Photographer
Beautiful capture :clap: I really like those colours of the butterfly.
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:icongeodelady:
GeodeLady Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2005
Thank you:glomp:
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buildingclimber Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2005
Stunning:+fav:
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:icongeodelady:
GeodeLady Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2005
Thank you:glomp:
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densitometer Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2005
Absolutley beautiful Kirsten, I love the composition and the colour is magnificent...............................
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:icongeodelady:
GeodeLady Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2005
Thank you:glomp:
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Whippeh Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
:O Stunning - absolutely excellent details :D
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:icongeodelady:
GeodeLady Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2005
Thank you:glomp:
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trinny2812 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2005   Photographer
This is a really beautiful photograph - the focus, composition and colours are just perfect! :clap:
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GeodeLady Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2005
Thank you so much:glomp:
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moleegg Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2005   Photographer
pretty,. i love the way the picture is cropped too the butterfly on one side and the pic going on till the end of the leaf... i like ::)
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:icongeodelady:
GeodeLady Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2005
Thank you very much:glomp:
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CrackedCupcake Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2005
This is an amazing capture!!! :clap: Good luck on the contest...I didn't make it, been so busy I missed it.
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GeodeLady Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2005
Thank you:glomp: Sorry to hear hope you get a few moments to relax:hug:
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Rowena-afar Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2005   Photographer
beautiful capture....this is the time for butterflies...
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GeodeLady Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2005
Thank you:glomp:
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eirescu Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2005
Oh, this is great! I love the colours!
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:icongeodelady:
GeodeLady Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2005
Thank you:glomp:
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Aquiel Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2005
This is just so beautiful...the colours are gorgeous and a delight to my eyes. The compostion with all that green also sets off the extrvagantly beautiful butterfly:)

Great shot!!:)
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GeodeLady Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2005
Thank you very much:hug:
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morfeu Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
Perfect timing, the ideia of centering the butterfly at the right side was a good call... nice work there. :)
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:icongeodelady:
GeodeLady Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2005
Thank you:glomp:
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WhitePathos Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2005
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Great coulors.....Magnifician job.
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:icongeodelady:
GeodeLady Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2005
Thank you:hug:
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WindCrest Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2005   Photographer
Beautiful image--excellent color and detail.
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