Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Butterfly in the Blackberry Patch



This butterfly was landing on our blackberry plants yesterday while I was mowing. The noise of the mower didn't seem to bother it at all and it even stuck around while I ran for the camera.

40 comments:

Kelli said...

Just gorgeous! We saw that kind of butterfly for the first time last summer. I'm glad you posted about the blackberry bushes too...I planted one a few years ago and it's kind of going crazy. Should I trim it back in the fall? Also, several new plants are coming up through the grass near the main plant, should I just leave them? Last year the birds ate the few berries that ripened, so I'm hoping this year is better!
~Kelli

Andrea said...

Great shot of the butterfly. So how long have the blackberries been in bloom? Usually we have blackberry winter after they bloom. Was this last cold snap we had blackberry winter?

Travis said...

What a shot. That is so beautiful. It is so breath taking when you get a chance to see nature up close.

I am back and ready to roll. I shot a whole bunch of great photos today. Keep checking back if you have time.

As unusual, a great series of photos you have here.

dot said...

Kelli, we leave the new plants that come up. I pruned the bushes when the new leaves started coming on this spring. You can tell which ones to prune..they are the dead looking ones. Tony fertilized them around the first of April.
Andrea, Tony said the last cold snap was blackberry winter. The bushes just started blooming this week.

Rose said...

Great capture.

Lilli & Nevada said...

What a great shot, you are so lucky to even have the thought of blackberry patch growing. We woke up too an inch of snow.
Would really love to send you some snow.

Kostas said...

Marvellous photographs, splendid colours the butterfly! Very good capture!

evlahos said...

fantastic close ups.

quintarantino said...

This is a very fantastic set of photos.
Great close ups, with pretty colours and amazing details.

Suzi-k said...

wonderful shots! I am also enjoying all the great wheel shots that are being posted over on Picture This. I have a request, could you edit the template so that links show up in a colour that contrasts with the text? Often you don't know a link is there unless your cursor accidentally crosses it! Thanks for the great idea, are you having fun cooking up all sorts of future topics? (mind you, I have enough wheels to keep posting for months, it is a nice theme because there is so much scope for variety :)

The Texican said...

Hi Dot, I liked the photos, but just the mention of blackberries made my mouth water. Hot blackberry cobbler with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream and a hot cup of coffee. ummmmm. :o)

Judy said...

Beautiful shot.
Now "the texican" is making my mouth water.

pts said...

excellent shot of the butterfly!

Judi (Gmj) said...

Love the shot of the butterfly . His color looks like a blackberry. We have major problems with blackberries, they grow wild here and are not cutlivated as a crop, except for specialty berries.

Old Wom Tigley said...

I saw a few yesterday for the first time this year.. I did not get to take any pictures as I was driving down a dirt track at the time.

happyone said...

Wow, what fantastic photos of the butterfly. That last one is such a great closeup!!

imac said...

Beautiful photos.

Salty said...

I love it, Terrific detail!

I have only saw a couple of butterflies so far this spring but they will be everywhere soon.

Dick said...

wow, amazing photos, it looks like summer in Georgia!!!!!! We had 18C today and sunshine.

Rambling Round said...

Incredible! We have these butterflies here too. I always grab my camera when I see one.

alexander said...

Wow! Stunning captures. You must have put in a lot of time and effort to take these photographs. Well done!

Alexander
Alex's World! - http://www.kakinan.com/alex

Ex-Shammickite said...

What terrific photos, one day I'll have a camera that is capable of such nice shots!
It's our annual Variety Show time here. I sing in the chorus and I'm in one dance number, pics are posted on my blog. Shall I save you a couple of seats?

granmal said...

Gorgeous as always.
Thanks for your nice comments on my blog.

Mike said...

Great contrast of black and white!

Gretchen said...

Those are absolutely gorgeous!

david mcmahon said...

Brilliant timing, Dot.

For The People said...

Great contrast. Love the clarity in foreground with the soft focus in the back. Best picture I've seen all year. Here by way of Pappy's Balderdash.

Susan Kelly Skitt said...

I suppose he liked his picture taken now didn't he? Unlike my 6-year-old son... (smile)

ga.farmgirl said...

Beautiful photos!

Sheila said...

Great photos Dot..!
Your photos are always fantastic..!

Susan said...

Love the picture! I love watching butterflies!

George Townboy said...

Smart butterfly, which is now world famous!!

Beautiful shots ... you are amazing!

quilly said...

Incredible shots!

Sandi McBride said...

Nothing quite so lovely as a butterfly...or your photoshots of them!
David sent me over
Sandi

JunieRose2005 said...

Those are just wonderful pictures!!


Junie

Paulie said...

Simply exquisite! You were lucky to get it -- YOU MEAN you don't wear your camera around your neck while you are mowing the lawn? YOU MEAN you take time to mow the lawn and don't spend all your time on the computer? hehehehehe

A.Bananna said...

Great shots! Beautiful Butterfly! I came over from David's blog.

DeeMom said...

WOW

Kerri said...

Wow....this is FABULOUS, Dot. Butterflies are on of my favorite subjects! I love these black ones with a hint of blue....we have a lot of these....I think they are some type of swallowtail, but not sure.

Ida said...

LOVELY! :)

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