This afternoon after getting back into town, I was able to capture some macro photography shots of a couple separate butterflies. The first set of shots is of a Red Admiral butterfly and the second set of shots is of a Common Buckeye butterfly. All shots were taken with a Canon 80D camera.
Red Admirals are found in numerous continents, but are found mostly in places with a warm climate. They feed on Stinging Nettle plants.
Another interesting fact is that female Red Admiral butterflies will only mate with a male Red Admiral if the male is the dominant butterfly in a particular mating area. Otherwise, there is no chance for a weaker male butterfly to copulate.
Here are the shots of the Red Admiral:
The Common Buckeye butterfly is originally from Africa but can now be found in multiple countries, including all over the United States. These butterflies fly to southern regions when it begins to get cold in northern areas because the cold can kill them. Once the cold has subsided and spring begins, the Common Buckeye then flies back north.
Here are the shots of the Common Buckeye:
What a beautiful afternoon to spend in outside in nature.