The Chase

Carolyn M. Fletcher level-deluxe August 28, 2008

Beautiful shot and interesting info! #987790

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic August 28, 2008

Nice composition and enlightening info, Howard #6379798

Bonnie C. Lackey August 28, 2008

What a gorgeous image, Howard! #6380178

Melissa Olsen August 28, 2008 have inspired me to get serious with my Mark 1Ds III, which I have been a little intimidated by.
Fabulous capture and clarity. #6380316

Janet Daniel level-classic August 28, 2008

Love this one, Howard! A stunning beauty! #6381250

John Connolly August 28, 2008

An outstanding image and and info, Howard! Great work! #6381719

Nancy (Peaches) Harker August 28, 2008

LOVED the knowledge Howard, Beautiful capture!!! #6381756

Kathleen Rinker September 06, 2008

Fantastic capture Howard!! #6420610

Dave Ombrello December 20, 2008

I am in awe Howard, not just with the excellence of your images but also your knowledge. A pleasure to look through your galleries. #6916448

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In order to find females, males patrol flyways on hilltops or host plant sites. When patrolling males meet, they generally fly in opposite directions. When a female appears, a male flies towards her and performs a brief courtship ritual, lasting less than a minute. If the female is receptive to the courtship, copulation occurs, often lasting over an hour. Both males and females often copulate with multiple partners. A fertilized female oviposits in the warm portion of the day, laying eggs singly on young host leaves. F/13, 1/1600th, ISO 800, & Canon 300mm f2.8 lens with flash @ Kempner, Texas.

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