Daily Archives: July 15, 2018

Copper and Blues

Bog Copper, and three Summer Azures, 2 well worn males, Laudholm Farms, Wells Maine

There were lots of tiny butterflies at Laudholm Farms when I was looking for Grass Pink Orchids the other day. I am not an expert on Blues, or butterflies in general, but I think I have 3 Summer Azures here. The first bug is almost certainly a Bog Copper. That is the upper surface of the wing. The wing toward us is edge on. Until recently the Summer Azure was considered the summer form of the Spring Azure, but the thinking now is that it is a separate species. Though they are well worn, I think there is too much dark fringe on the open wings of these to be Spring Azures. The closed wing Blue is harder, but since Summers are flying in Southern Maine in July, I am calling it a Summer. Feel free to correct me if I am wrong 🙂 Sony RX10iv at 600mm. Program mode. 1/500th or 1/1000th @ f4 @ ISO 100. Processed in Polarr and assembled in FrameMagic.