Thursday, August 30, 2007

The Elusive Butterfly


I haven't seen many butterflies this year so when I looked out the window today and saw this one I grabbed the camera and ran out. It really gave me a run before it finally settled down and let me take a few pictures! I think this is a Gulf Fritillary.

25 comments:

PEA said...

Oh Dot, such a gorgeous shot of that butterfly! Love the colours on it!!! xox

inspired said...

simply beautiful well spotted ;o]

RUTH said...

Dot! this photo is fantastic. What a lovely butterfly. :o)
Rx
btw yes it was me in my photo a day with one of the younger grandaughters (Melissa)

oldmanlincoln said...

You certainly caught him right. The focus is dead on and that makes him look almost like a cutout. Nice shot. We have had a large collection of Monarch, Tiger Swallowtail and Red Admirals this year with a Painted Lady showing up. I have not seen any Zebra Swallowtails this summer and usually see one.

Nice post. Very nice photo.

And, thanks for visiting my blog this morning and leaving a comment about the reflections in the water bowl.

Andrea said...

Perfect photo of a beautiful butterfly.

Dick said...

Good photo, I like closeups. About the blogfoto-popup. You can see on my blog that it works, but have you tried to change an older post?
If you go to edit posts and select one, then go to html and change s400 in s640 but don't forget to publish. Nothing changes if you don't do that. Do you still have your testblog? Greetings Dick

Tina Leigh said...

Oh Mother!!!! That is soooo good!!! WOW!! love u

USAincognito said...

Great close-up of the butterfly!!

mrsnesbitt said...

Dot this is an amazing photograph! You certainly know how to take close-ups.

fantastic!

Dxx

annulla said...

Gorgeous shot! Beautiful colors, wonderful composition. Just looking at it brightened up my day.

Betty said...

Dot, I got in big trouble with my grandchildren because I 'did away' with some monarch caterpillars that were on my parsley and lemon tree....

Old Wom Tigley said...

Stunning, I have two photo's lined up with butter fly's but the picures or the butter flies are not to this standard. I would be great to have a butter fly day then we could view them from all around the world.

david mcmahon said...

Bingo - you hit the jackpot with that one.

Spectacular shot, Dot

Nancy said...

Wow is what I said when I firt saw the picture.What a lovely picture of the butterfly.I love the colors and the close up shot.

Wendy said...

Beautifulllllllll! Love the color combination of orange and yellow. You did good!

Sandi @ the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Whoo~Hoo!
That is a great photo. I bet you were holding your breath the whole time.

Annie said...

Fritillary - what a perfect name.

Travis said...

dot, I've viewed a lot of your photos and they're all great, good composition, great color, but this one of the butterfly is absolutely awesome!
You're obviously quite talented, and you must really use a quality camera. I could never match your talent , but I sure would like to know what kind of camera/cameras you used to take all those beautiful photos.
Travis

Susan Kelly Skitt said...

What a great picture... beautiful. Here via Inspired.

Our family visited a lighthouse in Maryland last summer and on the way up the hill to the lighthouse we saw a variety of butterflies, even a black and white zebra one. Amazing creatures...

JoAnn - NL "My digital eyes" :) said...

Oooowwww
What a wonderfull and beautiful photo!!!!

:) JoAnn

Sister--Three said...

This photo could win a contest, girl, you are getting good or your camera is getting better.

Revee said...

OHhh, I just love butterflies! I think we have yours this year because we see lots and lots every day. :)

indicaspecies said...

Amazing photography. Admirable picture. :)

citylivingcountrygirl said...

Oh my gosh, this photo is unreal! How did you get so close?

You are a very talented photographer :)

Dirty Fingernails said...

I have that same yellow butterfly bush.. Do you happen to remember the name of it?? I can't for the life of me.

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