Zebra Longwing Butterfly Mating

The Zebra Longwing Butterflies don’t often stay still as oppose to other Longwings, but they are completely opposite during mating. This pair of Zebra lovers mated for hours and kept the same posture still, which allowed me to pick a variety of background to go with the courtship.

I have several different angles of the couple but this one has the growing pattern in background that’s similar to the perch, which i like better.

  • Canon, EOS 1D Mark IV
  • EF 180mm F3.5L USM Macro
  • ISO 320, 1/6s, F9 ,180mm
  • Texas Discovery Gardens, Dallas Texas
  • June 16, 2012
Zebra Longwing Butterfly Mating

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