Sitting Pretty

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Debra Plett

Beautiful capture Heather, congratulations on picture of the week.

Heather Mellon

Thank you Debra!

Jack Adamson

Looks like your patience paid off...congrats on the POW!

Heather Mellon

Thank you Jack!

Heather Mellon

Thank you Canadian Geographic Photo Club for the honor of photo of the week! It's awesome to receive such an honor and much appreciated!

Marni Brost

Great Shot! Love the composition (and colors) and I totally understand the challenge of photographing such a subject. Well done and congrats on the POW!

Heather Mellon

Thank you very much Marni!

Yves Langlois

Very nice shot Heather. The curved stem and leaves is just perfect to match the guy.

Heather Mellon

Thank you Yves, I really appreciate your feedback!!

It's a bit of a challenge to get a nice close-up of these little guys since they tend to be flighty and fast. Fortunately for me I spied this one perched very nicely on a spirea bush with my camera in hand. Females are blue with expanded dark brown margins so I'm assuming this one with lighter margins is a male. There are one or two very small black spots near the single hair-like hindwing tail. Everes amyntula is found in Canada from northeastern Quebec to Vancouver Island, Yukon, and the Northwest Territories, with a single record from Nunavut at Coppermine. An isolated population occurs in the Gaspé Peninsula of Quebec and in northern New Brunswick.
Taken By
Heather Mellon
Taken On
June 18, 2020
everes amyntula western tailed blue on a spirea bush
  • Camera: NIKON D7500
  • Focal: 300
  • Shutter speed: 0.002 sec
  • Aperture: f/ 5.6

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