Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Lepidotera and Wildflowers for Ruby Tuesday


Orange Hawkweed is probably my favourite wildflower and it was a beautiful sight when I saw this Northern Crescent feeding upon one.

The ruby colour is not as obvious in this photo but if you look very carefully you can see the ruby-tinged pointed edges of this Bunch Berry blossom. I think this moth may have been sleeping.
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20 comments:

Odat said...

Absolutely beautiful!!!!!!!
Peace

Brian said...

Stunning and beautiful combination.

Ruth said...

Beautiful pictures! I was in a field yesterday that was full of butterflies but they were never still. I know so little about any butterfly except the Monarch.

Mary said...

Very pretty! I can see why you like that wildflower! I really like the last photo with the moth and the white flower. They just look so right together. Both are great photos!

Ivanhoe said...

I love the butterfly! I can never seem to get close enough to living objects like that :o)
Have a great Tuesday!

me ann my camera said...

mary:
I think that moth chose the perfect flower to land on as it brings out the beauty in both.

ruth:
I have a couple, actually three, butterfly field guides that is in constant use after I bring home a new bunch of butterfly photos.

odat and brian;
Glad that you both enjoyed.

napaboaniya said...

Love the butterflies on the flowers! :) Wonderful shots!

Eco Enthusiast said...

I love the hawkweed. I have never seen it but already like it because it attracts butterflies. Great photos. Joan

bobbie said...

I'm not familiar with bunch berry. How beautiful it is! Both photos are very, very beautiful.

Dianne said...

the moth picked a lovely spot for a nap :)

beautiful photos. I love the purple-ish tones on the butterfly.

Geraldine said...

Absolutely lovely, red visible or not.

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April said...

Lovely colours for your Ruby Tuesday post, Ann. I like the beautiful and bright Orange Hawkweed, and the Crescent butterfly. A perfect match!

I hope you will have a wonderful Canada Day. :)

ellen b said...

What pretty photos. That Bunch Berry blossom is great...

Raven said...

Beautiful photos. I think my yard had some orange hawkweed - I was wondering what it was. It was too far for me to get a decent photo but I kept wondering what those "orange dandelions" were... Maybe you have answered my question.

Becky and Gary said...

I love the Orange Hawkweed. I used to pick bouquets of them, plus the yellow ones for my Mom as a child, and they small so sweet.

Carletta said...

Wonderful photography!

Ralph said...

I like that bunch berry blossom (nice alliteration!). The points on the leaf seem to show a variety of reds: garnet, ruby, dusty rose, crimson. Can't call it.

the butterfly blends in well with the blossom. Could the markings on its wings be a brick red?

Greyscale Territory said...

This is just so very pretty! Love the detail!

reader Wil said...

Wow! I love the colours of both flowers and butterflies!

2sweetnsaxy said...

Great pictures. And I love the ruby tips of that blossom!