Saturday, May 2, 2009

Camera Critters #56

Last August, I came home from a long safari in the dry canyon and was looking forward to a cold drink and hot shower. As I unlocked the door to my place, a voice in my head yelled, "Look!" I swiveled my head from side-to-side, wondering where the voice came from.

Then I heard the voice again. "To your right, look" This time I backed up and looked to my right. There, 30 feet away in flowers of a hanging plant was a large, fluttering white object. I switched my camera back on and walked over to the object.

It was an Oregon Old World Swallowtail, also known scientifically as, Papilio machaon oregonius. It was the first I had seen in such a way I could photograph it. And even though its wings were a bit worn, it was still a beautiful critter to shoot.

I hope you agree.




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24 comments:

Martha (FL) said...

Beautiful. I love the butterfly against the purple

Karen said...

Beautiful !!!

Love the colours,the pattern and the backgroud of the purple flowers...

I'm glad you listened to that voice in your head!!:-) It made for a great capture!!

I really need to get a macro lens for my camera!

Snap said...

Gorgeous ... the butterfly and the flowers. Thanks for the beauty! Two of my favorite things, too!

Craig Glenn said...

Nice!

Craig Glenn

Tulip said...

beautiful butterfly sipping the purple flowers. nice captured. happy weekend.

Carrie said...

That is beautiful I love shot's of butterflies. It has been a while since I have seen a butterfly, you made me think of Summer today.

Thanks
Care Bear

Mara said...

That colour combination is fantastic. And what a beautiful butterfly!

Marie Reed said...

I agree 100 percent! It's breathtaking!

Tricia said...

You bet I agree! Absolutely Gorgeous!
Very pretty flowers, too!

Misty Dawn said...

I don't really like this post. I mean, what's to like? a butterfly? a beautiful butterfly? on flowers? purple flowers? which happens to be my favorite color?

Nah. I don't like this post much at all.



I LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!!

Shey said...

Breathtaking colors & captures! Lucky you! I haven't captured butterflies yet.

Great job!

Ladynred said...

Yes I agree beautiful butterfly. love the purple flower as well!

Adrienne in Ohio said...

Your photos are wonderful! What a perfect place for that butterfly to pause. Thanks for sharing this.

DrowseyMonkey said...

Oh, just beauty! Amazing photos - my sister tells me they're really hard to photograph.

i beati said...

very special

The Explorer said...

it is indeed beautiful and it has a nice taste for a flower because the color is purple which is colorful, it adds to the beauty of the butterfly or vice versa

sixstars said...

They are some great macro shots. I haven't seen that type of buttrfly before.

Barbara said...

Great shots. Two beautiful subjects captured together. Happy Spring.
Smiles Barbara

Ria said...

i LOVE it!!!! Beautiful shots!!! I wish I had a DSLR so I can try out great shots like these!

Babooshka said...

Amazing close up. The detail is staggering.

Nikki-ann said...

That's definitely one beautiful critter! Thanks for sharing this with us :)

ChrisC and JonJ said...

Beautiful!!!!

Amy Platon said...

ooh, so lovely! nice work!

leonnybg said...

I fell in love in this butterfly. Great colors. Greetings from BG