The first is a black and white butterfly with some gold accents–it’s wings were enormous and it is spread over multiple leaves–it sort of reminds me of Batman.
The second was gold and black with a double wing and a mosaic like pattern–almost like Tiffany glass.
It was amazing see these beautiful creatures up close and actually I was surprised that they stayed still long enough for me to get near enough to snap these photos.
On a hot, lazy day on the Shenandoah River, maybe they gave me this one.
Thank you G-d for the magnificent beauty of the creatures and the Earth that you provide to us.
(Source Photos: Andy Blumenthal)