Monday, February 25, 2013

A Buckeye and Bee Break from Winter II

I promised you one more round of these beauties in February. These were taken in late September along the pond. The purple blooms are Marsh Fleabane. Yes, there's photo overload.
Buckeye Butterfly

"Slowly I turn..."


Look who's hiding behind!

Bloom buddies





Sidekicks

154 comments:

Stewart M said...

Wow - what a great set of pictures.

Not a bad insect (or two) either!

Stewart M - MELbourne

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

Now, I'd call that a really nice break from winter!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

So nice to see some color in February:@)

Maria said...

Brilliant, I love all of them, get ready for this spring, it'll be great.

Breathtaking said...

Super captures of the Buckeye, which is nice to see as we don't see it here. It looks beautiful on the flowers.Such nice compositions too:)

Pantherka said...

Well, it's beautiful, very beautiful series of photos.

Jeanne said...

Great shots of the flower and the butterfly. Don't you love when a butterfly just "hangs out" for you to photograph. A nice site to see when the news said ??? snow??

Buttons said...

Morning Tex these are amazing I cannot believe you can capture something so tiny and beautiful. LOVE these. B

Flat Creek Farm said...

yes, please do overload me with butterfly and wildflower pictures!! I grow weary of our snow :) These are simply gorgeous, as always! Thanks for the break! p.s. love the sidekick too.

Primitive Stars said...

Oh Thanks, so nice to see butterflys and flowers, beautiful, Francine.

Sandra said...

he is absolutely gorgeous. i love the buddy shots...this is one i have not seen in our yard...the flowers are beautiful

Brk Trt said...

Wonderful photos, and such natural beauty.

Jeevan said...

Very beautiful captures! The butterfly looks awesome and I liked the one where the bee come under the butterfly winds :)

Bob Bushell said...

Nice one Theresa, the Buckeye butterfly is beautiful as well.

Gail said...

I love these butterflies and the bees. Pollinators and I know there's a honey tree somewhere.

I think you outdid yourself on these photos. Fantastic.

Samantha said...

STUNNING. and much needed here in the land of gray and brown.

Daryl said...

these are beautiful ..

Lynne said...

Gorgeous . . . keep clicking . . . I like!

Dicky Bird said...

Those are really great pictures! The Buckeye looks so soft, you captured it beautifully.

Crissi said...

Oh, such a beautiful series!
Good week
Crissi

Karen said...

A nice reprieve from our New England winter whites...

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

So soft and colorful.

bailey-road.com said...

Lovely compositions. The Buckeye is a beautiful butterfly.

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Hello!!!.. Very good set of this beautiful butterfly .. Great composition, and a luxury background .. Congratulations

DJan said...

Beautiful! Gorgeous! So lush and delicate. I love your series, Tex. :-)

Debbie said...

harmony in nature, it just makes you feel good!!!

these are GORGEOUS t, crisp, clear, gorgeous purple flowers!! was there anything else i missed?? hehe, i don't know how you waited so long to share them!!

Monika B. said...

Welcome Tex!
Beautiful photos. We cordially invite you to my second blog: " Charming places of worship ".

Pix at Under the Oaks said...

I am so ready for butterflies and all we have is 6 inches of snow coming. I will take it for the trees! Great captures Tex!

Deb said...

Beautiful

joeh said...

Do Atheists ever see the same things as your camera?

Molly The Wally said...

How pretty, we can't wait for Spring. Have a marvelous Monday.
Best wishes Molly

Maple Lane said...

You know I love these pictures! It's dreary here this Mon. a.m. and these brightened my day!

Linda said...

There's no such thing as photo overload with pictures like these. That butterfly is just amazingly gorgeous, and you've captured some great shots of it and its bloom buddy.

MarkD60 said...

I have tried, and failed to get good butterfly shots like that!

ellen abbott said...

fabulous pictures. I love buckeyes.

Joseph Jameson-Gould said...

Ha! "Bloom buddies". I really like the smooth shades of that butterfly.

Beth said...

I love those photos. Just what I needed to take my mind off of the snow to come.

Betsy Adams said...

Love your header, Theresa... Very nice!

The Buckeye is my favorite butterfly.. You have some great pictures... Makes me yearn for spring.

Hugs,
Betsy

Susan said...

Amazing photos Theresa! What a beautiful butterfly. Wow!

It's me said...

So beautiful.........love Ria...xxx...

Lois Evensen said...

How lovely to see some color while everything is so gray here. :) Love the series.

Montanagirl said...

What can I say! These are just really beautiful, with a perfect, uncluttered background!

Joop Zand said...

Wonderful butterfly pictures with nice colors..... good work Theresa.

Greetings, Joop

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

Too much of anything is just enough ... Thanks for the break!!

MTWaggin said...

Such a lovely butterfly. We don't get enough of them at our place!

Furry Bottoms said...

woohoo, incredible still shots!

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Excellent. I noticed how you gained it's confidence and was able to move in closer.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Beautiful images.It will be a while before I see them out here so these are a good substitute.

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Holy buckeye! Awesome shots. Just what I needed to see on this dreary, rainy morning. Hope you have a great day.

val's alentejo blogspot.com said...

These are amazing photos Tex.
Great close ups.
I have the same flower in my garden.. they have re seeded themselves this year. Unfortunately no butterflies so pretty.
x val

val's alentejo blogspot.com said...

These are amazing photos Tex.
Great close ups.
I have the same flower in my garden.. they have re seeded themselves this year. Unfortunately no butterflies so pretty.
x val

FOREST SNAPPER said...

"LOVELY"



peter




Karen said...

They're terrific! Pretty little thing.

islandwonder said...

Beautiful! Butterflies are so special.

Ron said...

Great colors! Anything is better than all white like we have here right now!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful photos of the buckeye -- really brought out the gorgeous colors...nice of it to share with the bee (or was it the other way round?)

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

I love these, they are so gorgeous.
Puts me in a happy state of mind. :)

Stephanie said...

Lovely break from winter. Love love the butterfly, beautiful macros!

parker said...

Colorful series from the butterflies of last year. Seems it was only yesterday!

nic.b van es said...

Wat is dit mooi en wat een prachtige kleuren.

Mike said...

I was waiting for you to focus on the bee to the right. Good surprise.

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful butterfly and what terrific, colorful captures!

Cloudia said...

Precious! I can scarcely imagine the Spring beauties of Texas through your eyes!
Aloha

ladyfi said...

Wow wow and more wow!

Raggedy Creations said...

Beautiful Theresa. I can never get a butterfly to sit still long enough. You did a great job of capturing these.

Felicia

Terry and Linda said...

Your photos are just perfect!!!

Linda
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Cheryl @ TFD said...

Beautiful shots, Theresa! I haven't seen this butterfly before, he's a beaut!

don said...

Ah, a refreshing break to the beauty of summer. Excellent series.

Indrani said...

Wow! Superb shots!

Sandy said...

Great shots of the butterfly. I think I have mentioned this before, but I rarely see butterflies here.

Łucja-Maria said...

Tex, the whole series is brilliant.
Lovely color of flowers.
Butterflies are wonderful.
Regards.
Lucia

Kris Beskidzki said...

Butterflies wonderful. Beautiful work. You can see that the whole soul.

Congratulations :).

gowestferalwoman said...

Thank you - i needed to see your butterflies...

since the fire we havent had much to keep them around so Im pretty sure all our butterflies took off to places unknown!

holdingmoments said...

What a stunning butterfly.
Similar markings to our Peacock over here.

edenhills said...

Beautiful! Everyone is posting summery scenes this week. It's killing me!

sharon said...

That is one Gorgeous Butterfly! Love the colors.

Patty Woodland said...

Fantastic shots

wayside wanderer said...

Oh color. What a sight for sore eyes.

Leave It To Davis said...

You call THAT photo overload? You don't know the meaning of photo overload...oh, wait, yes, you do. YOU told ME that I was posting too much (mucho gracias!). I also caught a butterfly and bee on the same flower last spring, but, as usual, yours are so much better than mine. sigh.

RamblingRound said...

Wow!

nyloncamera said...

Microcosmos

Adam Tilt said...

Stunning colours.

Jeanne said...

No overload for me. I love bug wings. How could you stop taking pictures of such a beautiful thing.

Jacquelineand.... said...

Ahhhhh; thank you of that little taste of something other than winter!

Giga said...

Cudowne zdjęcia. Od razu mi się znacznie poprawił humor. Dziękuję slicznie i pozdrawiam.
Wonderful pictures. Immediately my mood has greatly improved. Thanks a lot and best regards.

Jan n Jer said...

Great pics...so pretty.. R U getting snow in your area???

DIMI said...

What a beautiful Butterfly!!Very beautiful captures!
Dimi..

EM Illustrator said...

Oh my, these are gorgeous, beautiful colours.

Carole M. said...

beautiful butterfly and lovely images Theresa. The colour contrasts between butterfly and flora is appealing

Carletta said...

These are WONDERFUL!
Love em' all!

Robin Lamb said...

T, you can overload me with images like this anytime!
Such a lovely BF

Hilary said...

Just the break I needed. Beautiful creature and such warming colours.

Andrew said...

What a stunning butterfly to see... wonderful images.

Many thanks for your good wishes... I didn't think I would be nervous but today I am.

Fábio Martins said...

Woonderful set Tex

Karen said...

That's a beautiful series of photos! What gorgeous markings on that butterfly! How interesting that the bee shared the flower with him. xx

Lisa Gordon said...

These are beautiful!!!

eileeninmd said...

The Buckeye is beautiful, lovely series of photos!

Pam ;) said...

The Buckeyes look especially lovely on the lavender wildflowers.
Spring is just around the corner.

Jill said...

Your photos have always been wonderful but something of late has sent them over the moon fantastic! LOVE 'em!

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Beautiful Butterfly images about to make my day, with checking in on my fave blogs. I am so in need of this and the Buckeyes are some of my faves, thanks for these beauties, well done. Have a happy week T~

Red said...

You gave us a very good look at a very handsome butterfly.

eViL pOp TaRt said...

The Buckeye butterfly is very striking. Wonderful pictures!

Dianna said...

Too, too beautiful! You should paint this scene for one of your give-aways!

Deanna said...

I love that Buckeye butterfly...it is so unique and colorful. You captured some great shots of both of the b's.

Brian King said...

Gorgeous color! This is the butterfly I see most often when I'm out. These are beautiful shots!

Larry Ostby said...

Beautiful series T. Terrific images.

Farm Girl said...

Gosh those are incredible photos. They almost look staged. That one with the bee too is just amazing.
I am so impressed with the quality. Good job!!!

Kerri said...

Awesome!

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

such a gorgeous butterfly or is that considered a moth. fun either way. awesome shots. ( :

Bev said...

Those are so so beautiful!!

SandyCarlson said...

These images make me think of summer and feel like summer, too!

mick said...

Beautiful! and very clever to capture the flower, butterfly and bee!

SweetMarie said...

The Buckeye is sooo Pretty!!! It's so cool that you captured the butterfly and the bee together! Really nice photos, Theresa!

Catherine said...

Fantastic!
xo Catherine

Barbara said...

Gorgeous captures!

Randy said...

Cute pair.

SquirrelQueen said...

The buckeye is gorgeous. I love the way those two are sharing the blooms.

Lynda said...

We have the fleabane flowers in our area, too. They are really pretty when they cover a significant area - - sort of like lilac lace on the landscape. Those pics would of course make great framed pictures but also greeting cards or bookmarks.

pattisjarrett said...

They were busy that day! Great shots. Photo overload is a good thing when it transports us to summer. :)

DeniseinVA said...

Fabulous buckeye shots and they definitely make me look forward to when the butterflies flutter by again.

Linda R said...

WOW! What gorgeous photo. Great captures my friend..

Hugs~

Linda said...

Wonderful pictures! I'm impressed that you got so many of a moving object.

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Theresa,
Lovely photos and especially for me on such wet days with lots of water problems... Wet vac and mopping in Pieter's workshop. We need to invest in bigger gutters and more pipes to handle all the water instead of having it gushing over the gutters. Always new surprises if you have a home!
Hugs to you,
Mariette

Yamada Miyako said...

Dearest Theresa,
Wow, how beautiful these pictures are (^_^)彡☆ The butterfly looks even more fabulous with the color you used in the back which is matching the butterfly and the buckeye I DO love your flare of color balance and the blurred image of the back♬♬♬ I've finally learned that we need single focus lens for that p;)

PS> So sorry for my belated comment, my father is ok but I needed some time for his affairs after posting…

Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan to my American photographer friend, xoxo Miyako*

Fjällripan said...

WONDERFUL phots of the beautiful butterfly!!

Allison said...

Well if you're going to do photo overload, you might as well do it on specimens like this. Wonderful shots.

Allison said...

yeah, and don't photo-overload the vultures. haha.

Rain said...

Wow.. Am heading back to the snowy north tomorrow- I definitely needed everyone of these photos ! Thanks T!
Rain :)

Betty Manousos said...

what a gorgeous series of photos!
thank you for sharing:)

Candy C. said...

What a great series to brighten up a winter day! That butterfly is just gorgeous!!

Laura. M said...

Preciosas fotos Teresa. Buenos detalles de esa mariposa:))
Un beso

sometimesthatsallyouget said...

Really beautiful series! So many frame-able images. ;-)

~Lindy

Our Neck of the Woods said...

These photos are amazing! Such lovely close up shots and the colors are gorgeous. Really great job!

Sketchbook Wandering said...

Again, amazement!! Buckeye Butterfly, it sounds like a character in a children's story or rhyme!!

Margaret said...

Overload? Not with this beauty!

Paula said...

Looks like share and share alike with those two beauties.

barbara l. hale said...

So beautiful!!

Paula said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, GORGEOUS!!!

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

My favourites! All of them.


Excellent photography and I love
the the backgrounds.

Your a Pro ! You have so much talent!

You have to make a book as a coffee book conversation .

For the world to buy. Your pictures are Amazing!

Donna said...

Gorgeous pictures! You did great on this series! Surprised he stayed around so long for you.

Genie Robinson said...

You were so lucky to set to see the butterfly in the middle of winter. I have seen nada. The spots are so pretty.gebie

georgettesullins said...

Wow! This is a beauty!

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

How lovely! I hear there is snow down your way!

Paul said...

Beautiful clear photos! To have captured a bee with the butterfly in such a colorful setting is just fabulous!

JM said...

Just beautiful! Great series.

Barb Brookbank said...

Amazing shots - gorgeous butterfly!

Michaele said...

This is just beautiful! LOVE the color!

p.s. I am feeling a little paranoid now with all those eyes looking at me.

dancingaspensfarm said...

Makes me long for warmer weather...Beautiful pics.

Angela Häring-Christen said...

Wonder of the nature - wonderful pictures!
I like the colours from the butterfly.
Greetings
Angela

Marie said...

So beautiful! I have to try to get some good butterfly shots this year! Oh, I love the one with them both looking in the same direction! :-)

Pat Tillett said...

BEAUTIFUL butterfly and photos of it. It wasn't an overload in my opinion.

Fernando Santos (Chana) said...

Excelentes macros de bela Borboleta....
Cumprimentos

Rohrerbot said...

Fantastic shots up close on this one. Beautiful!

Rose said...

Oh, makes me long for summer. Buckeyes are such beautiful butterflies!

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