Butterfly Eyes

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Butterfly Eyes

Post by owlice » Sun May 02, 2010 8:50 pm

O what big eyes!
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I had no idea until I saw this that some butterflies have striped eyes; cool, but kind of freaky, too!
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That slightly-out-of-focus blob with the blue area is this butterfly's eye. I thought it was an artifact or some such so checked other pics, but it's not: that's his eye. It seems gigantic to me!
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Re: Butterfly Eyes

Post by Chris Peterson » Mon May 03, 2010 1:03 am

owlice wrote:O what big eyes!
Even bigger eyes (this is a dragonfly I imaged when it landed on me...)
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Not many bugs are considered "cute", but I think this little fellow qualifies.
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Re: Butterfly Eyes

Post by alter-ego » Mon May 03, 2010 2:51 am

Chris Peterson wrote:
owlice wrote:O what big eyes!
Even bigger eyes (this is a dragonfly I imaged when it landed on me...)

Not many bugs are considered "cute", but I think this little fellow qualifies.
That's a really great shot! It looks like it took a liking to you. Even if your camera wasn't handy (was it??), the bug probably would have happily hung around.
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Re: Butterfly Eyes

Post by wonderboy » Tue May 04, 2010 3:06 pm

Chris Peterson wrote:
owlice wrote:O what big eyes!
Even bigger eyes (this is a dragonfly I imaged when it landed on me...)
IM2_03077p.jpg
Not many bugs are considered "cute", but I think this little fellow qualifies.

it looks like he's smiling at ya. when really he's probably thinkin how best to bite you haha

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Re: Butterfly Eyes

Post by owlice » Tue May 04, 2010 3:18 pm

Chris Peterson wrote: Not many bugs are considered "cute", but I think this little fellow qualifies.
He definitely qualifies! He's very cute!!
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