Ah Spring…

Mourning CloaksTo view more of my photography please click on www.rakmilphotography.com

As I write this it’s nearing the end of April and it’s still cold, too cold for most insects. Mourning Cloaks overwinter under the snow, and are among the first big insects to appear. Last year I was very lucky to get a few butterflies mating, so it was some surprise to stumble on these two. I tried hard to get both sets of eyes in focus, but after several tries at a fairly large aperture it was clear that that was not going to happen unless I disturbed them. As a sign of spring I could not have asked for more.

9 responses

  1. What incredible wings they have!

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    June 4, 2016 at 3:37 am

  2. These are fascinating. The color, wings, textures — wow!

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    June 4, 2016 at 7:07 am

  3. What a good eye you have. They are so well camouflaged!

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    June 4, 2016 at 8:31 am

  4. They remind me of bark peeling off a tree!

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    June 4, 2016 at 6:59 pm

  5. TravelDevoted

    They almost look like a kind of fungus growing on the tree.

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    June 5, 2016 at 12:42 am

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