The Pink Cattleheart is a large, black butterfly with striking red, pink and white markings.
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I recently visited the Butterflies LIVE! exhibit at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. This photo of a Tiger Longwing on a red coneflower was one of my favorite shots from the trip. If you’re in the Richmond area Lewis Ginter is definitely worth a visit.
This weekend we had spring-like temperatures making it hard to believe I took this photo only about a week ago. This male House Finch made for a colorful subject with the snowy white background.
The damselflies on the Rappahannock River come in a wide variety of colors. I thought this red one was particularly colorful.
Virginia’s state bird can be difficult to photograph. The Northern Cardinal normally keeps at a safe distance from people so it’s hard to get really close to them. The male’s brilliant red color can also make exposure and even focus difficult at times. I captured this one in open shade and that seems to have resolved the color issues.
Traditions De France
During the walking part of my commute through Old Town Alexandria I kept my eyes open for vivid images. Normally I walk on the same side of the street as Traditions De France so I pass right by without really seeing it. Viewed from across the street it really does make for a vivid image.