Banded Hairstreak , Satyric calamus

Butterflies have long been a favorite subject of mine; but rarely do I have such success photographing them in their natural habitat. While it is much easier to photograph butterflies in a vivarium, Calverton Ponds Preserve, LI can offer fabulous butterfly photography opportunities and because these little creatures enamor me, I am invariably prepared with macro lens and flash setup. This Banded Hairstreak was a successful shot that day…and it is 100% natural.