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Eye of the Snout Reverse lens pentax 28mm of the eye of a snout butterfly. American snout butterfly,Geotagged,Libytheana carinenta,Summer,United States Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Eye of the Snout

Reverse lens pentax 28mm of the eye of a snout butterfly.

    comments (7)

  1. Very nice detail! Posted 2 months ago
    1. Appreciate your feedback Posted 2 months ago
  2. Fantastic, Stephen! So cool to see you evolve in macro photography. Posted 2 months ago
    1. Your kind but this is fun... now for the not so great news. I had to send my camera back to the factory. It started to chronically have an issue with communicating with lenses. So I am out for a bit... Posted 2 months ago
      1. Wow, bummer! Does the problem have anything to do with the use of reversed lenses? Posted 2 months ago
        1. No, I am using a reversing ring that has no contact with the camera electronics. I also use canon extension tubes that are mounted directly to the body and does not allow contact through the reversing ring. I was caught in a pretty good rain storm on my last trip. I had the camera turned off and covered with my shirt but some water still seeped through. On a professional body and lens I would not have expected a problem but almost immediately thereafter I started having problems. I felt pretty confident that all the residual moisture had dissipated by the time I turned everything back on but evidently it still had some residual. Anyway, we will let them sort it out. I will just be without for a week or two. Maybe I can find some images I have not posted yet and get them online... Cheers Posted 2 months ago
          1. Best of luck with the repairs. Most pro bodies should be weather sealed, but in my experience, most lenses are not. Posted 2 months ago

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The American snout or common snout butterfly is a member of the Libytheinae subfamily, in the brush-footed butterfly family Nymphalidae. This species is found in both North and South America. The larval host plants are ''Celtis'' spp. on which the eggs are laid singly. Massive migrations of this species often attract attention in the Texas and Mexican newspapers.

Snout butterflies have prominent elongated mouthparts which, in concert with the antennae, give the appearance of the petiole.. more

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Stephen Philips
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By Stephen Philips

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Uploaded Sep 12, 2018. Captured Sep 6, 2018 15:54 in Pinal County, AZ, USA.
  • Canon EOS 5DS R
  • 1/200s
  • ISO100