Thursday, July 24, 2008

Recent Butterfly Sightings

White Admiral

Great Spangled Fritillaries Orange Sulphur Monarch Butterfly, the only one I have seen this summer.
Meadow Fritillary
Common Wood Nymph

15 comments:

me said...

Wow, these look like they could have come from the pages of a nature magazine they are so great and crisp. Awesome photography.

me ann my camera said...

Thank you, Me, I always enjoy your comments!

Leora said...

I agree with 'me'. My favorite is the top, the way you caught that piece of the black-eyed susan. Then I also love Meadow Fritillary, especially the fuzzy, colorful backdrop. Thanks for sharing.

me ann my camera said...

leora:
The Meadow Fritillary is a favourite of mine too. Its quite a small butterfly and I don't see it often so to get its photo was a special adventure for me. Thanks for your comment!

kjpweb said...

Wow - you did a superb job! Gorgeous!
Most of them are on my "to shoot" list! Wonderful light and good detail make this a very special post! Kudos!
Cheers, Klaus

me ann my camera said...

klaus:
Your words of praise from an expert photographer are much appreciated.

Mary said...

I don't think I can pick a favorite here...each shot is perfect and beautifully "staged" on just the right background! I don't think I've ever seen a White Admiral before and really like that broad band of white on the wings. That group shot is wonderful! That flower behind the Sulphur is pretty as well. I haven't seen many Monarchs either. I've never seen that last one....Common Wood Nymph...but love it's dramatic color and spots. It looks like velvet. All wonderful, Ann!

Ruth said...

Great pictures! Butterflies can be a challenge to photograph. And the settings are beautiful too. I have a post ready for tomorrow on butterflies and it is interesting to see some of the differences in similar species, perhaps regional differences. We have many Monarchs here on SW Ontario and I have been looking for some caterpillars to raise at home.
All those Fritillaries! Wow!

Deborah Godin said...

Love them all, terrific shots relly putting us at eye level with another world! Especially that little wood nymph with the grouping of eye spots on its wings -- they look more endearing than alarming to me, but maybe if I was a small bug-predator they would give me pause.

bobbie said...

These photographs are fantastic. Flying flowers are my favorite things in the world. (A silly statement. There are so many "favorite" things, aren't there?) You have done a superb job with each of them.

Kay said...

Very impressive photos of those butterflies. I love them!

Becky and Gary said...

Ann, those photos are so beautiful. I'm envious.

Island Rambles Blog said...

These are all incredible shots...did you get a new camera??? Wowzers...I am back from holidays and trying to catch up...I will browse through the blogs I have missed here...your whole page looks amazing....Good Job!!!!

Kingsdowner said...

Lovely shots! Is it usual for you only to see a few Monarchs - I thought N America was covered in them, and a few even reach this side of the pond.

me ann my camera said...

kingsdowner:
Monarchs are not all that prevelant in our location. Some years I don't see any, this year only one sighting so far, however just a couple of years ago they were everywhere I looked.