Wednesday, June 1, 2011

A walk in the back pasture: Butterflies and blooms

Gray Hairstreak


Oak Hairstreak



Orange Sulphur (female)


Orange Sulphur (male - I think)


Common Buckeye


Variegated Fritillary



Whew!  I'm exhausted...

73 comments:

Giga said...

Ale śliczne motyle i zdjęcia. Brawo. Mnie się jeszcze w tym roku nie udało "złapać" motylka aparatem. Pozdrawiam serdecznie

Zondra Art said...

Beautiful pictures of butterflies, all amazing colors we like!

Enjoyable evening and a nice greeting:)

Snappy Di said...

I'm exhausted too! It's dang hard work chasing butterflies all over the yard. Your photos are certainly worth being out of breath for!

DI

lisa said...

I am sure you are!!!
Capturing all of these could not have been easy, but you have done so just beautifully!

bon bon said...

i'm holding my breathe so i don't scare them off...

beautiful shots, girly!

Andrew said...

Beautiful captures of your lovely butterflies...you must have the patience of a Saint.

beth said...

our butterflies are here, but the &@(*^&#$ wind won't let them hang out for more than a nano second at a time....plus the *$%)#@* wind blows me around that i can't even hold the camera still :(

Clint said...

Truly beautiful. Great work!

Lasse said...

Beautiful work !!

It's me said...

What a beautiful butterflys !! love Ria...xxx...

boromax said...

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STUNNING!!!!

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Now you have to go and impress me with your vast butterfly knowledge. (groan) I mentioned on another blog this morning about how I enjoy butterfly photos more than bird ones; I guess because I know how difficult they are to capture plus you don't see as many pictures of butterflies. Very nice smarty pants.

Buttons said...

Oh these are incredible I would love to go to your back pasture I would probably have to be pulled out of there at night. Thanks for sharing. B

Ms. Becky said...

I'm really loving that Gray Hairstreak. The way you captured the antennae is amazing. you don't need to create any butterfly garden like we do here...you have one right there in your backyard. beautiful.

Deb said...

you should be...that's work getting photos of that many butterflies....awesome photos on top of that...

pattisjarrett said...

I truly appreciate anyone who can get a good butterfly photo. You have some very unusual butterflies there, thanks for showing them to us.

Home In The Hollow said...

That gray one is gorgeous! There's some about gray...it goes with everything...even butterflies!:)JP

IanH said...

You are setting the bar very high!

Gary said...

Great captures of difficult subjects. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Jill said...

You have left me in complete awe today. These pictures are breathtaking! I was just thinking today that I wish I had a better camera so I could catch my butterflies around here. They are nothing in comparison to yours though. This was a thrill!

Unknown Mami said...

Amazing. The first two look like they have been dipped in silver. Wonderful captures.

Allison said...

These close-ups are so beautiful. I guess butterflies wouldn't pack well... would they? :D

Adam Tilt said...

Great butterflies. I particularly like the Buckeye.

Tracy said...

Tex, you take such phenomenal photos...you really should frame and sell them! I'm serious~

Feral Female said...

What beautiful images Tex!

Janice said...

Love your butterflies and blooms. The Buckeye might just be my favorite - but that could be because buckeyes were our school mascot !

Debbie said...

WOW....POW, these are georgeous.

so jealous, how exactly are we suppose to compete with this. sheeeez...

we must talk about living arrangements!!!!

Michaele said...

These are absolutely stunning. I could swear they are three dimensional! Can't say enough!

Felicity said...

True gifts of serendipity - unexpected & lovely.

You know I love a gorgeous butterfly and they're skipping around at my place today.
Finding these beauties fluttering around your space was a pure delight - thank you so much for sharing.

xx Felicity

Ruta said...

Very impressive!! :)

Sérgio Pontes said...

They are very nice, regards

Canyon Girl said...

Gorgeous! So gorgeous! I want to come to your meadow.

Gone Country said...

So many different butterflies, what a sight to see! Love the photos too!

LB @ BulletsandBiscuits said...

I like you flutterby's ;)

Inger-M said...

Oh wow, I LOVE those butterfly shots! I never seem to find any that stay in one place long enough to have their picture taken :-)

Nita Davis said...

So fragile and beautiful both the butterflies and the blooms. Absolutely stunning photographs!

SouthCoast Guy said...

Great Colors! Great Pics!

missing moments said...

Oh my goodness ... how do you know all their names! Amazing! And great photos!

Nancy said...

At least the butterflies you chase are real... :)

Beautiful photos and descriptions.

Debbie @ Swampbilly Ranch said...

Wow! I wouldn't be able to get those pics in 100 years! Amazing!

Dina said...

Beautiful shots! Lots of variety.

Tammy said...

Your walks in the pasture are very fruitful :)

Sall's Country Life said...

Amazing!! Now get some rest for tomorrow's winning capture.

Rain said...

WOW!!! triple WOW!!!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

HI There, Gorgeous blooms and butterflies... I love the Buckeyes.. They are among my fav's....

The picture on SnapperII's Bluebird post was the bird carrying out a fecal sac instead of an egg... We've had Bluebird babies in our yard for years.. SO much fun to watch!!!

Hugs,
Betsy

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I've enjoyed the walk and the Butterflies.

Randy said...

What a treat! Get some rest, tomorrow is another day.

Mandy said...

BEAUTIFUL pictures! Thanks for sharing.

Sharon said...

Very pretty, I would be exhausted too, but good job!

Liesl said...

Oh,what a lovely start to my day,opening your blog at 4am to find these stunning captures Teresa! Just lovely!

edenhills said...

The pictures are just amazing! We're finally starting to see a few butterflies. Your pictures certainly have me anxious to see more.

Teresa

Sylvia K said...

Your photos are gorgeous and amazing! Love the butterflies and flowers and the wonderful colors! Hope your week is going well! Enjoy!

Sylvia

Janie2 said...

Love this post, thanks for sharing the butterflies with specific names. Looking pretty dry there. What a treat to be back to blogging.

Robin said...

T, Wow, what great shots! All those butterflies! The buckeye is my favorite!
All those flowers and all those butterflies almost make up for the rattlesnakes!

Manzanita said...

Those neat coneflowers again and exquisite butterflies. Your flowers attract many different varieties. Beautiful post
Manzanita@Wannabuyaduck

Flora said...

Wonderful pictures of butterflies ....I just got back from a walk down our lane......and saw the dandelions closed up for the evening... I thought of you walking among all your beautiful wildflowers...get home and here is your post!! Have to chuckle...(and you have hot weather to boot!!!)

(GBS) NewsFromTheHill said...

All seen in one walk??.... Wow!

I'm woefully ignorant about butterfly varieties so I'm impressed with your knowledge AND your ability to take such great photos!

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Kerry said...

"Gray Hairstreak?" If I were a butterfly it's what I might have to call myself! Your pictures are lovely, and I know it's hard to get good shots of these guys.

SquirrelQueen said...

Oh my goodness, you should be exhausted. It had to be a lot of hard work to get shots of that many different butterflies but it was certainly work the effort.

Great shots of the butterflies and the Gaillardia, one of my favorite flowers.

heyBJK said...

Awesome shots, T! Well done!

thesedaysofmine.com said...

Beautiful seems to mild a word to describe these photos.
That first butterfly looks like it's a denim color...or is it gray?
Thanks for sharing!

Deb said...

Beautiful and educational!

The Wife of a Dairyman said...

I'm sure you are after all those gorgeous shots!

Rose said...

These are such beautiful shots....I love the Buckeye butterfly. I don't remember seeing them as kids, but maybe it is just my memory.

Sandra said...

you outdid yourself on this post. wow, love them all. we have had one sulphur but none of the others. the first one is my favorite since i have seen the others but not that one. these are gorgeous. now i am even more envious... not fair you have acres and all your animals and now butterflies plus all the wild flowers. Jealous is my name.

Hilary said...

These are amazing. Such brilliant colours .. wings and petals. They so brightened my day.

Arija said...

Lovely collection of butterflies. The close-ups of the first one are pure magic.

KAT said...

wow eye-popping-ly good photos!
KAT

Shifan said...

what a colorful world. very nice.

Negerigeletschtempoit said...

Magnific pictures!!!
xxxxxx

Debbie said...

i came back for another look, wow 71 comments, your like a rock star!!!

Randy Emmitt said...

Enjoyed your butterfly photos, the Variegated Frit especially. Note your Oak Hairstreak is an Soapberry Hairstreak. Soapberry is one of the few hairstreaks in the US I have never seen.

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