Saturday, May 17, 2008

Camera Critter Sunday No. 6

I like to tell people when they see me with my camera, that I shoot anything that flies, crawls or walks on more four legs or more. And I do...

I don't shoot people, but I shoot birds, bugs, butterflies, bees, beetles and many other things, including aircraft.

But this is a Camera Critter Meme and I gots lots of critters I can highlight.

Today, however, I am going with a butterfly. It is one my favorite butterfly shots. It is called a California Tortoiseshell and is common in the high desert of central Oregon. I hope you like.


14 comments:

i beati said...

very lovely

Picturing of Life said...

beautiful butterfly..

Will you visit mine Thanks

juliana rw said...

great shot

Hope you visit mine too Thanks

ratmammy said...

Beautiful photo!

Misty Dawn said...

OK - you probably get sick of hearing this from me (almost daily) but I LOVE this!!!!!! I LOVE it! It is SO cool how we are able to share photos with each other in this friendship that the other wouldn't normally get to see... yes, yes, I realize you do ALL the work to identify all our critters with the proper names - and I give you ALL the credit for that. However - I don't see what the issue is really... what's wrong with "that pretty orange butterfly with all the markings" or "that awesome cool blue lizard which is my favorite" or "that orange bird with the black wings"... OK, fine we'll use the names YOU come up with ;-)

Ashrunner said...

Maybe I should wait to hear your name before I identify them 8v)

babooshka said...

That's a fabulous close up. Butterflies are so hard to capture.

Skittles said...

Fantastic capture!

Lilli & Nevada said...

Great photo of the butterfly

Me & my puppies said...

beautiful shot of the butterfly ~ great critter

fishing guy said...

Ash: Very nice butterfly photo.

Tammy said...

Very pretty! I haven't seen any butterflies where I live yet. :o(

andrée said...

Fantastic shot, Ashrunner! I love the edges of the wings, all of the scalloping. And I never heard that there is a central high desert in Oregon! Fascinating.

babooshka said...

Beautiful butterfly, great capture. They can be so elusive.