Thursday, October 13, 2005

FLUTTER-BYES

 
 

I never paid much attention to butterflies until I got my camera.  Oh, I enjoyed them when they fluttered by, but I never really tried to identify them, to track their lifestyle.  I took them for granted (gasp!).  Now I worry because the cold weather is setting in.  Some of my brilliantly colored friends now dip and flit on tattered wings.  They take longer breaks on the pebbled ground.  Other insects swoop down on them and chase them off the few remaining blossoms.  In a short time the butterflies, like the flowers, will be gone.  For that reason alone I regret the winter.

15 comments:

dbp2000 said...

These are great shots!  Butterflies are such beautiful creatures and so delicate.  You captured it so well.

Donna

oceanmrc said...

You took these?  Wonderful.

rap4143 said...

I'm going to a butterfly farm in Aruba next week...I hope I can capture some great photos like yours.
Betty

southernmush said...

Good evening.......The photos in your journal are always breath taking.......I am a huge fan of butterflies. The ones in your journal are beautiful. Your other entry Whispers of Autumn was another beautiful entry which I found to be spectacular. Your journal keeps me coming back for more..........Thanks for sharing your photos and your journal. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU.............

rjet33 said...

I got some good shots over the summer of the butterflies too and posted them in my journal.  Of course, they are not as good as yours, but I only have a digital camera.  I hope one day to have a camera that will take the spooky moon shots in my yard.  They remind me of Dark Shadows, remember that show and how it always showed the moon through the spooky trees?  I have trees like that in my yard and I could get my Dark Shadows shots at night with the right kind of camera, lol.  I have seen a lot of the yellow butterflies this year.  I got a photo of two side by side over the summer.  Of course they lit on dirt, so it really made for a nice photo, lol.  ::sigh::  I do like the ability to erase the bad photos with my digital.

Blessings!~
Susan
http://journals.aol.com/rjet33/CountryLivingSouthernStyle

madcobug said...

Those are very beautiful. I have noticed the tattered wings here also. I hate that the hummers are gone and the butterflies will soon be also. The warm weather is hanging around here longer that usual for this time of year. Helen

jeroldssis said...

Your photography is awesome!  Absolutely beautiful!

Chris
http://journals.aol.com/jeroldssis/ItsAllAboutMeIthink

judypearllove said...

GREAT PICS I LOVE BUTTERFLIES AND LOVE FOR THEM TO LAND ON ME AND SEE HOW LONG THEY STAY. COME ON OVER FOR A FALL VISIT

mariebm56 said...

I never gave much notice to butterflies either....now, I've been looking to what other butterflies we have up here in NY, other than the Monarch.
Your photos are beautiful.  I especially like the top-left one.
~Marie
http://journals.aol.com/mariebm56/PhotographsMemories

kokoapuffy1 said...

Beautiful shots, Dorn. You captured them perfectly.        ~Deborah

tc01hm said...

Enjoyed!
Tess

sylviam4000 said...

Great pics, beautiful. I am struck by the fact these butterflies are identical to some of our most common species, all the way across the big pond, in England.
Sylvia

njroulie56 said...

As always, your pictures always give me a lift. Could I have permission to print these for my own personal use. They would be beautiful framed. Best wishes. Nancy R. in Va. By the way, my nephew is doing beautifully after his brain surgery.

helmswondermom said...

Been checking out your photo journal, and I'm really loving it!  You are a VERY good photographer!  I'm jealous!

Lori

angelrose2u said...

awesome, I love butterflies! congradulations on the VIVis

angelrose

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