09.14.2021 Another happy chase

A Facebook friend mentioned a spot where she saw a couple of dozen Monarchs on some New England Aster this past Saturday.  I decided to see if they repeated the visit yesterday morning and did find a couple.  Those shots were pretty much like the ones I shared the other day so likely won’t appear here.  There was one on some goldenrod so maybe.

But as I wandered around in the tall growth, goldenrods, milkweeds, and some foot catching vines that I didn’t ID but am pretty sure were bindweeds, one of which did trip me up, I chased this flash of yellow flying over the meadow.

Clouded Sulphur-Colias philodice

As you can see the sun was not too high over my shoulder casting nice shadow and illuminating every scale on the butterfly’s wings.  And that green eye! Do you think he was harboring some sort of jealousy?

About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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16 Responses to 09.14.2021 Another happy chase

  1. Mike Powell says:

    Beautiful shot, Steve. I love that you were able to capture both the green eyes and the rock star hair. 🙂

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  2. Shakespeare chose the same color in Othello:

    “Oh, beware, my lord, of jealousy!
    It is the green-eyed monster which doth mock
    The meat it feeds on.

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  3. shoreacres says:

    I happened to photograph one of these little yellow butterflies recently. There have been clouds of them around, and this photo finally moved me to try and identify what I’d found. I had to laugh; you’ve offered us a Clouded Sulphur, while mine seems to be a Cloudless Sulphur. Now I’m curious about the nature of the ‘cloud’ that’s involved.

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    • I am not sure how the Clouded Sulphur got its name aside from the reference to Sulphur’s yellow. The other part I am not sure. I did look about a bit and, although not finding the answer, did find this site, from your home state, that tells us a bit about mine and only mentions yours in passing. Yours seems to have less marking, or less clouded, so maybe that has something to do with it.

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  4. Peter Klopp says:

    The green colour is amazing but the size of the eye is impressive for this little butterly.

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  5. Wonderful shot! I like its mop of red “hair” too 😊

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  6. Tina says:

    Those many big and little white and yellow butterflies in late summer/ fall–they’re fast and flitty, I like that green eye! Lovely photo!

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  7. Very nice Steve! Enjoyed seeing your image!

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