Thursday, July 31, 2008

Painted Lady Butterfly

The beauty of the colour and design of some butterflies totally amaze me when I get a very upclose look; such as I did yesterday of this Painted Lady Butterfly which was feeding on Coneflowers in my garden. Notice in the first photo the subtle change in colour from pink to orange on the inside of the upper wing. I think Painted Lady is a perfect name for this butterfly! This open wing view above gives no hint of the beautiful pink colour that is on the underside of its wings. Below is a view of both, the
inside and outside wings.

13 comments:

Ruth said...

Stunning macros with amazing detail! This butterfly must have loved your cone flowers. Mine are blooming too but I have not seen anything other than cabbage whites on them.

kjpweb said...

Oh these are wonderful! Plain gorgeous - and not only the "Lady" but it being on the cone flowers.
Most excellent.
Cheers, Klaus
P.S.: You get my prestigious
"Best post hat I have seen this morning!" Award.

bobbie said...

The painted lady is magnificent. I am amazed that she sat there long enough for you to take so many photos. I guess she did really love the cone flower.

NW Nature Nut said...

There is no question, those photos are superb! You are so lucky to get to see so many species of butterflies in your area.

Geraldine said...

They are works of art, aren't they? So delicate and beautifully patterned. I love stopping by here to share the lovely photos. It's like being outside in a beautiful garden! Thanks Ann.

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Wren said...

Awesome! These show off not only the wonders of nature but your excellent photography.

Becky and Gary said...

What a find. You got some really beautiful pictures Ann.

Mary said...

Wow! Great job, Ann! The first and last ones are my favorites...and the third..oh, well! I like that salmon color in the wings and the patterns of the lower wing. Stunning! It really stands out on that flower...which also photographed great.

Rambling Woods said...

Ann..how do you do that? Those are fantastic photos and what detail. They really are beautiful insects.. Thank you for showing me up close and personal..Michelle.

Kay said...

OK...my husband and I are totally blown away. Those are amazing photos of a gorgeous butterfly!

2sweetnsaxy said...

Wow, these are absolutely beautiful shots. Makes me want to go to the nursery and get some flowers that draw butterflies.

Beautiful and so clear!!

me ann my camera said...

sweetnsaxy:
Cone flowers work for me!

i beati said...

truly lovely