Great Spangled Fritillary
Great Spangled Fritillary. Note how the eye looks like a soccer ball. Actually, a butterfly's eye does not look like this. The eye is composed of thousands of tiny "ommatidia" or microscopic lens and light sensor (photoreceptive) units. The sensor in the digital camera cannot resolve these microscopic lenses, so it "aliases" them to a lower spatial frequency that looks like a soccer ball. Class dismissed.
Eastern Comma. You can just see the soccer ball aliasing here, too.
Ebony Jewelwing. This is a male. The female looks black with a white spot on its wing.
Lawrence's Warbler. This sighting caused a minor stir in the birding community. A Lawrence's Warbler is a hybrid of a Golden-winged Warbler and a Blue-winged Warbler. It tends to favor the Golden-winged Warbler in the deal. A Brewster's Warbler would be a hybrid that favors the Blue-winged Warbler.
Lawrence's Warbler. Both Golden-winged Warbler and Lawrence's Warbler are rare in our area in the summer. (They are expected in very low numbers during spring and fall migrations.) Cornell's asked for copies of my pictures to confirm the observation.
Lawrence's Warbler. Is this bird breeding in Oatka Creek Park this year? A confirmation would be very interesting! By the way, there are several ways to confirm breeding without approaching or even finding the nest. One of the easiest is to see the bird carrying food. This would indicate there are nestlings to be fed.