Saturday, May 07, 2011

Camera Critters #161 - Butterflies - May 7, 2011

Sorry, I don't have a clue what type of buttterflies these are...and it's too late at night to
do any research.  I took these photos so many years ago in Georgia at Callaway Gardens.
I wish I could have captured more of the brilliantly colored ones. 









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14 comments:

  1. Super excellent array of beauties!!!

    Pelicans, poop, pictures, potty training and puns

    That is my link for today. Hope you have a great weekend, and if you celebrated mother's day...enjoy!!!

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  2. I don't need to know their names.. it is enough to enjoy their quiet beauty.

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  3. I think the middle photo is my favourite although I like them all. The angle of the wings against the leaf coupled with the colours make a really great shot.

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  4. Beautiful butterflies and photos. The first one looks like a buckeye. But, I am not an expert on butterflies.

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  5. Gorgeous captures.

    My Critter post, please come and see.

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  6. I love these photos ... there is a place just outside St. Louis called "Butterfly House' ~ it is full of magic and thousands and thousands of butterflies. A photographer's dream.

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  7. I love these. I always think of butterflies as the flowers of the animal kingdom.

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  8. Beautiful design patterns on them.

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  9. Those are beautiful! We sure don't have the last two in the north. The first one might be some kind of satyr.

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  10. Those are pretty awesome. I see so many monarchs that I love anything else ;)

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  11. HOOTIN' ANNI -
    I came to West Sacramento to celebrate Mother's Day with Alex, my middle son, and my beautiful DIL, Laura. Their one year wedding anniversary was on the 7th - so it's been an extra special weekend for me!


    ladyfi -
    The only butterfly I know is the Monarch since it is so plentiful in our area!


    Mitr Friend - Bhushavali -
    Thanks for stopping by to see me. These butterfly shots were so easy since they were taken at a butterfly sanctuary, all enclosed - didn't have to do too much chasing after them!


    Becca -
    Glad you enjoyed these butterfly shots. I do love Monarchs, though!


    Welchcakes Limoncello -
    I am always a little learly of caterpillars and the like until I remember that many turn into such glorious flying butterflies!


    Dave -
    It always amazes me how perfect the patterns are on butterfly wings. Such masterpieces of nature.


    eileeninmd -
    I think you know more about butterflies than I do. I actually bought a book about butterflies the day we visited that butterfly sanctuary but I haven't a clue where it is - somewhere in one of my many bookcases!


    chubskulit -
    I'm happy you enjoyed my lovely butterflies.


    Helen -
    Your "Butterfly House" must be like this place I visited at Calloway Gardens. It's nice for those of us who would never get to see so many beautiful butterfly colllections.


    Ratty -
    Your desciption of butterflies as "the flowers of the animal kingdom" is a perfect way of describing them!


    Rajesh -
    I agree with you - the designs are amazing, sort of like patterns on zebras!


    Sharkbytes (TM) -
    This butterfly haven was in Georgia but I think they probably had butterflies from all over. I would love to visit now that I am so much more interested in that kind of thing.

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  12. It's so vibrant! beautiful!

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