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A Chipmunk & Two Butterflies

This afternoon I went out for a quick walk along a trail that has been good for early spring butterflies in past years and right away I spotted my first butterflies of the year: two Compton Tortoiseshells. I tried and tried to get a photo, but both butterflies wouldn't let me get anywhere near them. I also quickly lost sight of them. I walked all through the bush in the area trying to relocate the butterflies and along the way this chipmunk popped his head out from a pile of rocks. I took this photo and then found a third Compton Tortoisehsell, possibly a double count of one of the two I saw earlier, and I quickly lost sight of it too. I continued on for another 20 minutes before returning to the mountain of work I had to do this afternoon. I had no luck spotting butterflies after my third sighting.

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larose forest photos19-Apr-2011 01:30
This is a splendid pose. He looks like he's just popped up to say hello, what are you up to. Quite the quizzical expression.
Jim Coffman09-Apr-2011 12:45
Wonderful capture,Chris!!
Guest 09-Apr-2011 07:46
    Super catch - great expression and detail.
Dan the Man09-Apr-2011 03:46
Superb photo of our little friend... So sharp and very well captured BRAVO!!! V
Robert Houde09-Apr-2011 02:43
Very cute image Chris. Love the light.
Ghislaine et Réal Boulet09-Apr-2011 01:55
Magnificent picture.
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