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Based on location this guy is a Western Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio zelicaon). Awesome shot.
@Atul Same spotting. Look closely at the second shot and you will see the bird in question (Pacific Brant).~Jason
ID suggestion sent due to range of Great purple hairstreak.
One quick thing...it's GreylAg..not leg ;0)
Added the ID because Greylag's are the wild(ish) origins of the domestic French Toulouse (which I believe to be pictured above).
Looks like a Leiolepis. Not sure of the species.
That eyespot has me questioning the Junonia iphita suggestion, though at the moment I don't have a better one!
The whorled leaf structure gives it away as lupine and not sage. http://www.rickcallahanphotography.com/i...Some lupines are weedy...perhaps a non-native?~Jason
Iphone 4, Camera+, Depth of field filter.I was amazed with the outcome.
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