clodius parnassian butterfly on Oregon sunshine

June 21, 2012 • West Hardy Ridge Trail • Beacon Rock State Park, Washington

Coordinates: 45.66114,-122.03072 (click for map)
clodius parnassian butterfly on Oregon sunshine (Parnassius clodius, Eriophyllum lanatum) [West Hardy Ridge Trail, Beacon Rock State Park, Washington]
Filename: 20120621-142744.jpg 1710x2280 pixels, ISO 80, f4.5 @ 1/636 sec
Parnassius clodius, Eriophyllum lanatum

This photo was a total accident. I was trying to get a picture of the butterfly sitting on the shorter flower, but as soon as my camera focused, it jumped up to the taller one.

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