This Autumn has been quite warm so far. This past Friday, November 11, I spotted and captured this Buckeye butterfly while at the railroad just east of Topeka, KS. I don't think I have ever seen a butterfly of any size that late in the year. I had hoped to capture it on something more interesting but the contrast with the rock and the light really shows off the detail and iridescent quality of the wings. I'm not sure I really ever noticed that before on this variety of butterfly.