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Photo#257142
Sara Orangetip, Courting - Anthocharis sara - female

Sara Orangetip, Courting - Anthocharis sara - Female
Riley Wilderness Park, Coto de Caza, Orange County, California, USA
February 28, 2009

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Sara Orangetip, Courting - Anthocharis sara - female Sara Orangetip, Courting - Anthocharis sara - female Sara Orangetip, Courting - Anthocharis sara - male - female Sara Orangetip, Courting - Anthocharis sara - male - female Sara Orangetip, Courting - Anthocharis sara - male - female

Workin' hard...
...while some of us are hardly working. I feel like such a lazy bum, I've just been sitting dreamily watching these beauties flit through the canyon, while you've been diligently capturing wonderful photo series like this one. Seriously though Ron, this is really nice work... I've seen this sequence play out many times (though only through binocular, not the camera lens). I know it's a different pair, but I just thought I'd reference your other wonderful photo as it makes the perfect ending to this romance...


 
Thanks, Harsi.
I remember you commenting on the other shot. Unfortunately, these didn't hook up, at least while I was watching. I literally stumbled across them in the parking lot, as I'm unable and forbidden to walk far until my knee heals. I appreciate your encouragement, particularly now!

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