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Subject: Butterfly photography!

Written By: KatanaChick on 04/22/15 at 5:15 am

The other weekend I went to an indoor tropical garden where they were hatching butterflies. I got some good pictures. The blue ones were the hardest to get! They closed their wings when they sat down!

http://i571.photobucket.com/albums/ss154/katana029/snapshots/20150414_1314562_zpso3nnnxxg.jpg

http://i571.photobucket.com/albums/ss154/katana029/snapshots/20150414_15422222_zpsyg84ckug.jpg

http://i571.photobucket.com/albums/ss154/katana029/snapshots/20150414_1437062_zps6hhaxbtn.jpg

http://i571.photobucket.com/albums/ss154/katana029/snapshots/20150414_140439-122_zpsdl77qyvx.jpg

http://i571.photobucket.com/albums/ss154/katana029/snapshots/20150414_140304-122_zpsmo2unlia.jpg

http://i571.photobucket.com/albums/ss154/katana029/snapshots/20150414_15240922_zpsypzcgxip.jpg

http://i571.photobucket.com/albums/ss154/katana029/snapshots/20150414_1535013-1_zps0zaq5lha.jpg

http://i571.photobucket.com/albums/ss154/katana029/snapshots/20150414_1414032_zpszu0whjk4.jpg

http://i571.photobucket.com/albums/ss154/katana029/snapshots/20150414_1502382_zpsrjdmznlk.jpg


Subject: Re: Butterfly photography!

Written By: snozberries on 04/22/15 at 5:42 am

beautiful

Subject: Re: Butterfly photography!

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/22/15 at 5:43 am

Wonderful!

Subject: Re: Butterfly photography!

Written By: KatanaChick on 04/22/15 at 6:24 am


beautiful



Wonderful!


Thank you!  :)

Subject: Re: Butterfly photography!

Written By: Don Carlos on 04/22/15 at 8:52 am

Ain't nature grand!!!

Subject: Re: Butterfly photography!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 04/22/15 at 10:53 am

Great shots. I love shooting butterflies.


Cat

Subject: Re: Butterfly photography!

Written By: annimal on 04/22/15 at 11:17 am

awesome!  I'll put some pictures here if I end up getting some butterflies in the garden I'm trying to start.

Subject: Re: Butterfly photography!

Written By: nally on 04/22/15 at 12:39 pm

Lovely pics, Katana. Butterflies always make for great pictures. :)

Subject: Re: Butterfly photography!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 04/22/15 at 1:46 pm

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4130/5019734035_9b842aa2c6.jpg

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8179/7985957019_3e5ac0f150.jpg

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5445/9439066786_95fe761311.jpg


Just a few of the many butterflies that I have shot. I have been meaning to do a slide show of them but just haven't yet.



Cat

Subject: Re: Butterfly photography!

Written By: Howard on 04/22/15 at 2:13 pm

beautiful pictures!  :)

Subject: Re: Butterfly photography!

Written By: annimal on 04/22/15 at 3:25 pm

seeing if I remember how to use photobucket here 

http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc153/rocksannwastaken/bugs/mar2014_zps29b15cb8.jpg


this is a tiger swallowtail eating from a butterfly bush in our backyard

Subject: Re: Butterfly photography!

Written By: annimal on 04/22/15 at 9:45 pm

^this is an older picture I took.  These tiger swallowtails don't come around until September and I'm not sure if they would still mate.  They host on Willows

Subject: Re: Butterfly photography!

Written By: KatanaChick on 04/23/15 at 8:12 am


^this is an older picture I took.  These tiger swallowtails don't come around until September and I'm not sure if they would still mate.  They host on Willows

I want to see a blue swallowtail, those are so pretty but I don't know where they're from.


Ain't nature grand!!!

Yes it is!


https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4130/5019734035_9b842aa2c6.jpg

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8179/7985957019_3e5ac0f150.jpg

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5445/9439066786_95fe761311.jpg


Just a few of the many butterflies that I have shot. I have been meaning to do a slide show of them but just haven't yet.



Cat

That last one isn't familiar, they must not have had it where I went. You're lucky you got to catch pictures of them outdoors, they don't sit still long!

Subject: Re: Butterfly photography!

Written By: annimal on 04/23/15 at 10:41 am

I've never seen a blue swallowtail here in Modesto and don't think they come here.

next picture

http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc153/rocksannwastaken/bugs/Cbuckonhand.jpg

Subject: Re: Butterfly photography!

Written By: annimal on 04/23/15 at 11:45 am

this is a Buckeye butterfly and it also comes here in September.  I've had host plants for it before, but it didn't seem to use them.  My guess is that unless it's spring or summer when the sun is going to be out all day butterflies aren't going to go out and try to mate

Subject: Re: Butterfly photography!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 04/23/15 at 12:14 pm

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8755/17039088047_5040117c30.jpg


I've got several more but I just don't feel like uploading them right now.


Cat

Subject: Re: Butterfly photography!

Written By: annimal on 04/23/15 at 12:43 pm


https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8755/17039088047_5040117c30.jpg


I've got several more but I just don't feel like uploading them right now.


looks like a tiger swallowtail

Subject: Re: Butterfly photography!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 04/23/15 at 1:55 pm



looks like a tiger swallowtail



You are probably right. Notice one of it's tails is missing.



Cat

Subject: Re: Butterfly photography!

Written By: Howard on 04/23/15 at 2:15 pm


I've never seen a blue swallowtail here in Modesto and don't think they come here.

next picture

http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc153/rocksannwastaken/bugs/Cbuckonhand.jpg


That's a gorgeous swallowtail. :)

Subject: Re: Butterfly photography!

Written By: annimal on 04/23/15 at 4:12 pm


That's a gorgeous swallowtail. :)


This is a common Buckeye not a swallowtail.  It doesn't have tails on it.

Subject: Re: Butterfly photography!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 04/23/15 at 4:47 pm

This thread has awaken my muse so now I am working on my butterfly slideshow.



Cat

Subject: Re: Butterfly photography!

Written By: annimal on 04/23/15 at 5:14 pm

here is a website that has been helping me put my garden together

http://www.gardenswithwings.com/

Subject: Re: Butterfly photography!

Written By: KatanaChick on 04/23/15 at 8:33 pm


This thread has awaken my muse so now I am working on my butterfly slideshow.



Cat


Put them up when you're ready!

Subject: Re: Butterfly photography!

Written By: annimal on 04/23/15 at 9:37 pm

I saw one of these painted ladies a few days ago, but am not seeing any more to get a picture of.  they eat the asters in in my garden and should host on the Hibiscus plants I have in my garden now.

http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc153/rocksannwastaken/bugs/come.jpg

Subject: Re: Butterfly photography!

Written By: KatanaChick on 04/24/15 at 8:02 am


I saw one of these painted ladies a few days ago, but am not seeing any more to get a picture of.  they eat the asters in in my garden and should host on the Hibiscus plants I have in my garden now.

http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc153/rocksannwastaken/bugs/come.jpg

You have hibiscus plants? Cool! Do they need to live where it's warm or can they survive anywhere? There are no flowers blooming outside at home and no garden, so there seldom are butterflies here.  :(

Here are a few more pictures I didn't upload with the first bunch.

http://i571.photobucket.com/albums/ss154/katana029/20150414_15074822_zps9py7gjyc.jpg

http://i571.photobucket.com/albums/ss154/katana029/20150414_142239-2_zpsn2hlhccy.jpg

http://i571.photobucket.com/albums/ss154/katana029/20150414_150020-2-2_zps2deslzxb.jpg

http://i571.photobucket.com/albums/ss154/katana029/20150414_13545322_zps8htsmnnl.jpg

http://i571.photobucket.com/albums/ss154/katana029/20150414_152636-2_zpsq7yln5uf.jpg

Subject: Re: Butterfly photography!

Written By: Howard on 04/24/15 at 9:46 am


You have hibiscus plants? Cool! Do they need to live where it's warm or can they survive anywhere? There are no flowers blooming outside at home and no garden, so there seldom are butterflies here.  :(

Here are a few more pictures I didn't upload with the first bunch.

http://i571.photobucket.com/albums/ss154/katana029/20150414_15074822_zps9py7gjyc.jpg

http://i571.photobucket.com/albums/ss154/katana029/20150414_142239-2_zpsn2hlhccy.jpg

http://i571.photobucket.com/albums/ss154/katana029/20150414_150020-2-2_zps2deslzxb.jpg

http://i571.photobucket.com/albums/ss154/katana029/20150414_13545322_zps8htsmnnl.jpg

http://i571.photobucket.com/albums/ss154/katana029/20150414_152636-2_zpsq7yln5uf.jpg


very nice. :)

Subject: Re: Butterfly photography!

Written By: Howard on 04/24/15 at 9:50 am

I don't know if these are considered butterflies but I see a lot of small white ones during the Spring and Summertime, Are they moths? ???

Subject: Re: Butterfly photography!

Written By: annimal on 04/24/15 at 10:44 am

Katana Queen-  Hibiscus plants need full sun ( 6 hours or more)

Howard- there are little white butterflies so they could be butterflies. 

Subject: Re: Butterfly photography!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 04/24/15 at 11:50 am


Put them up when you're ready!



I plan to. Just when I THOUGHT I had all my butterfly pics-I remembered some more. So, it needs more work. I will probably have it done before the end of the weekend. The thing is, I feel like I don't have too many different kinds of butterflies  that I would like.  :-\\


Cat

Subject: Re: Butterfly photography!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 04/24/15 at 11:51 am


I saw one of these painted ladies a few days ago, but am not seeing any more to get a picture of.  they eat the asters in in my garden and should host on the Hibiscus plants I have in my garden now.

http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc153/rocksannwastaken/bugs/come.jpg



You have hibiscus plants? Cool! Do they need to live where it's warm or can they survive anywhere? There are no flowers blooming outside at home and no garden, so there seldom are butterflies here.  :(

Here are a few more pictures I didn't upload with the first bunch.

http://i571.photobucket.com/albums/ss154/katana029/20150414_15074822_zps9py7gjyc.jpg

http://i571.photobucket.com/albums/ss154/katana029/20150414_142239-2_zpsn2hlhccy.jpg

http://i571.photobucket.com/albums/ss154/katana029/20150414_150020-2-2_zps2deslzxb.jpg

http://i571.photobucket.com/albums/ss154/katana029/20150414_13545322_zps8htsmnnl.jpg

http://i571.photobucket.com/albums/ss154/katana029/20150414_152636-2_zpsq7yln5uf.jpg




Nice shots.



Cat

Subject: Re: Butterfly photography!

Written By: annimal on 04/24/15 at 4:55 pm

http://s219.photobucket.com/user/rocksannwastaken/library/bugs?sort=3&page=1

http://s219.photobucket.com/user/rocksannwastaken/library/?sort=6&page=0

this is a Gray Hairstreak on it's Host plant, a Passion Vine.

Subject: Re: Butterfly photography!

Written By: annimal on 04/24/15 at 5:03 pm

http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc153/rocksannwastaken/bugs/grayhairstreak.jpg
http://s219.photobucket.com/user/rocksannwastaken/library/bugs?sort=3&page=1


this is a Gray Hairstreak  It's Host plant is a Passion Vine. but the one I had in the past died

Subject: Re: Butterfly photography!

Written By: 80sfan on 04/24/15 at 6:19 pm

I like the symbol butterflies represent when it comes to transformation and beauty.

Subject: Re: Butterfly photography!

Written By: KatanaChick on 04/24/15 at 6:39 pm


I don't know if these are considered butterflies but I see a lot of small white ones during the Spring and Summertime, Are they moths? ???

If they're small, white or brown, with really powdery wings, they're probably moths you're seeing. I see them all the time in the summer. They get indoors.



I plan to. Just when I THOUGHT I had all my butterfly pics-I remembered some more. So, it needs more work. I will probably have it done before the end of the weekend. The thing is, I feel like I don't have too many different kinds of butterflies  that I would like.  :-\\


Cat

Well just share them all! I like the orange ones you have pictures of. The ones I've got I already put up.


I like the symbol butterflies represent when it comes to transformation and beauty.

They go in with death symbolism too, and mean things in dreams.


http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc153/rocksannwastaken/bugs/grayhairstreak.jpg

Now that's cool. It's a white one!

Subject: Re: Butterfly photography!

Written By: 80sfan on 04/24/15 at 7:03 pm



They go in with death symbolism too, and mean things in dreams.



Whoa! Just whoa!!

Subject: Re: Butterfly photography!

Written By: annimal on 04/24/15 at 7:46 pm



Now that's cool. It's a white one!


well gray  and smaller then swallowtails

Subject: Re: Butterfly photography!

Written By: annimal on 04/24/15 at 7:56 pm

here's a white butterfly    It's a Cabbage White and parsley is one of the plants it will host on

http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc153/rocksannwastaken/bugs/cabbagewhite.jpg

Subject: Re: Butterfly photography!

Written By: Henk on 04/25/15 at 1:46 am


The other weekend I went to an indoor tropical garden where they were hatching butterflies. I got some good pictures. The blue ones were the hardest to get! They closed their wings when they sat down!



I love your pictures! :) "The blues ones" are called Morpho peleides, btw. They either fly, and you can't get a good shot, or they sit and fold their wings, with the blue not showing. I've tried taking a picture myself, but it's hard!

There are some butterfly pictures on my Flickr account (not quite as good as yours, though). Maybe I'll upload them later on.

Subject: Re: Butterfly photography!

Written By: KatanaChick on 04/25/15 at 6:14 am


I love your pictures! :) "The blues ones" are called Morpho peleides, btw. They either fly, and you can't get a good shot, or they sit and fold their wings, with the blue not showing. I've tried taking a picture myself, but it's hard!

There are some butterfly pictures on my Flickr account (not quite as good as yours, though). Maybe I'll upload them later on.

There are a couple different variants of the blue morpho I've seen. The ones flying around had some black edging with white dots on the blue side of their wings, then there is another kind that has thinner black edging and no dots. Please post your pictures by the way!

Subject: Re: Butterfly photography!

Written By: Howard on 04/25/15 at 7:02 am


here's a white butterfly    It's a Cabbage White and parsley is one of the plants it will host on

http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc153/rocksannwastaken/bugs/cabbagewhite.jpg


very nice.

Subject: Re: Butterfly photography!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 04/25/15 at 11:09 am


here's a white butterfly    It's a Cabbage White and parsley is one of the plants it will host on

http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc153/rocksannwastaken/bugs/cabbagewhite.jpg



I can NEVER get those white ones. They are too fast for me.



Cat

Subject: Re: Butterfly photography!

Written By: annimal on 04/25/15 at 3:38 pm

here's another little gray guy I got a picture of in the past

http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc153/rocksannwastaken/bugs/Lupine.jpg

Subject: Re: Butterfly photography!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 04/25/15 at 4:32 pm


here's another little gray guy I got a picture of in the past

http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc153/rocksannwastaken/bugs/Lupine.jpg



Nice shot.


Cat

Subject: Re: Butterfly photography!

Written By: KatanaChick on 04/26/15 at 2:59 am


here's another little gray guy I got a picture of in the past

http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc153/rocksannwastaken/bugs/Lupine.jpg

Cute!

Subject: Re: Butterfly photography!

Written By: Howard on 04/26/15 at 2:21 pm


here's another little gray guy I got a picture of in the past

http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc153/rocksannwastaken/bugs/Lupine.jpg


quite beautiful. :)

Subject: Re: Butterfly photography!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 04/26/15 at 5:50 pm

It's finally done. Here it is:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUvBCOWE0r4



Cat

Subject: Re: Butterfly photography!

Written By: Henk on 04/27/15 at 2:37 am


It's finally done. Here it is:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUvBCOWE0r4



Cat


Wonderful stuff! :) But did it really have to be Dolly Parton? :D ;)

Subject: Re: Butterfly photography!

Written By: KatanaChick on 04/27/15 at 5:30 am


It's finally done. Here it is:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUvBCOWE0r4



Cat

My favorite is that monarch on red flowers!

Subject: Re: Butterfly photography!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 04/27/15 at 9:56 am


Wonderful stuff! :) But did it really have to be Dolly Parton? :D ;)



Thanks. I have to confess that I like that song (one of the few of Dolly's and country songs that I like). Now, I have that song in my head because I had been listening to it all weekend as I did up the slideshow. lol.

What song would you have used? Just curious.



My favorite is that monarch on red flowers!



Thanks. That was taken in Puerto Rico from my sister-in-law's porch. Not only do monarchs visit those flowers, hummingbirds do, too. I TRIED to shoot some hummers but I'm not very successful.  :-\\



Cat

Subject: Re: Butterfly photography!

Written By: Henk on 04/27/15 at 10:23 am


What song would you have used? Just curious.

Cat


Ooh, I don't really know. I was tempted to say "Butterfly" by Danyel Gerard, but maybe not. "Elusive Butterfly" perhaps?  :-\\

Subject: Re: Butterfly photography!

Written By: Howard on 04/27/15 at 1:44 pm


It's finally done. Here it is:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUvBCOWE0r4



Cat


very nice. :)

Subject: Re: Butterfly photography!

Written By: annimal on 04/27/15 at 3:19 pm

cool stuff!  I have seen a Monarch eating my Butterfly Bush before once and I do get Red Admirals.

Subject: Re: Butterfly photography!

Written By: KatanaChick on 04/27/15 at 8:21 pm



Thanks. I have to confess that I like that song (one of the few of Dolly's and country songs that I like). Now, I have that song in my head because I had been listening to it all weekend as I did up the slideshow. lol.

What song would you have used? Just curious.



Thanks. That was taken in Puerto Rico from my sister-in-law's porch. Not only do monarchs visit those flowers, hummingbirds do, too. I TRIED to shoot some hummers but I'm not very successful.  :-\\



Cat

I think the place I went had hummingbirds that flew around also, but I didn't get a picture of one. They look awesome close up because they have iridescent feathers.

Subject: Re: Butterfly photography!

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 04/28/15 at 3:46 am

The blue ones are my favorites.

http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff30/bookmistress4ever/butterflies-14.jpg

Subject: Re: Butterfly photography!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 04/28/15 at 2:20 pm


I think the place I went had hummingbirds that flew around also, but I didn't get a picture of one. They look awesome close up because they have iridescent feathers.



I know this is a thread about butterflies but I can't help myself. lol.


https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5174/5423512160_71d1beec5d.jpg


https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5206/5382826770_8a52877c5c.jpg


Cat

Subject: Re: Butterfly photography!

Written By: annimal on 04/28/15 at 3:02 pm

I might end up posting pictures of or talking about things other then butterflies.  I just took a picture  of a grasshopper.  Now if I can remember how to get the pictures out of my camera.

Subject: Re: Butterfly photography!

Written By: 80sfan on 04/28/15 at 9:56 pm



I know this is a thread about butterflies but I can't help myself. lol.


https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5174/5423512160_71d1beec5d.jpg


https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5206/5382826770_8a52877c5c.jpg


Cat


I've only seen one real life hummingbird in my life so far.

Subject: Re: Butterfly photography!

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 04/29/15 at 2:34 am

As for songs for butterflies, I might also suggest:

Dog and Butterfly by Heart
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=97rl54JOEoc

On the wings of love by Jeffrey Osborne
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vFhR2FHKmss

Butterfly by Mariah Carey
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stcdNj0SANw

Butterfly Fly Away - Hannah Montana  (yeah, I know, but it's a sweet song.)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KrL8ndJRgcQ

And here is one I discovered whilst looking for butterfly songs:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_SHBtDwxGm0  Heather Maloney "Flutter" (acoustic)

From the kids' tv program, Austin and Ally - The Butterfly song  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tHFcLtj-nK8

Subject: Re: Butterfly photography!

Written By: KatanaChick on 04/29/15 at 4:16 am


The blue ones are my favorites.

http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff30/bookmistress4ever/butterflies-14.jpg

Mine too! I have a framed blue one on my wall even.



I know this is a thread about butterflies but I can't help myself. lol.


https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5174/5423512160_71d1beec5d.jpg


https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5206/5382826770_8a52877c5c.jpg


Cat

8) Amazing! Did you take them?

Subject: Re: Butterfly photography!

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/29/15 at 5:03 am

http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/mm66/Phil_O-Sopher/IMG_20150211_095827.jpg

I took this picture of a butterfly in the Philippines, I do not know the breed.

Subject: Re: Butterfly photography!

Written By: Howard on 04/29/15 at 7:11 am


As for songs for butterflies, I might also suggest:

Dog and Butterfly by Heart
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=97rl54JOEoc

On the wings of love by Jeffrey Osborne
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vFhR2FHKmss

Butterfly by Mariah Carey
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stcdNj0SANw

Butterfly Fly Away - Hannah Montana  (yeah, I know, but it's a sweet song.)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KrL8ndJRgcQ

And here is one I discovered whilst looking for butterfly songs:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_SHBtDwxGm0  Heather Maloney "Flutter" (acoustic)

From the kids' tv program, Austin and Ally - The Butterfly song  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tHFcLtj-nK8



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wthgd_Rg1qg

Subject: Re: Butterfly photography!

Written By: Howard on 04/29/15 at 7:14 am



I know this is a thread about butterflies but I can't help myself. lol.


https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5174/5423512160_71d1beec5d.jpg


https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5206/5382826770_8a52877c5c.jpg


Cat


Those are nice, How did you take those pictures so carefully?

Subject: Re: Butterfly photography!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 04/29/15 at 11:39 am



8) Amazing! Did you take them?



Yup.


Those are nice, How did you take those pictures so carefully?



Thanks.

Basically, it is called luck. I just shoot and shoot and shoot and hope that one or two come out. The top one I just happen to be in the right place at the right time. The bottom one was cropped.



Cat

Subject: Re: Butterfly photography!

Written By: Howard on 04/29/15 at 1:45 pm


Mine too! I have a framed blue one on my wall even.
8) Amazing! Did you take them?


http://www.realbutterflygifts.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Papilio-Ulysses-Butterfly-Framed.jpg

Like this one?

Subject: Re: Butterfly photography!

Written By: KatanaChick on 04/30/15 at 6:22 am


http://www.realbutterflygifts.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Papilio-Ulysses-Butterfly-Framed.jpg

Like this one?

That's a blue swallowtail, mine is a blue morpho.  :)

Subject: Re: Butterfly photography!

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/30/15 at 6:24 am


http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/mm66/Phil_O-Sopher/IMG_20150211_095827.jpg

I took this picture of a butterfly in the Philippines, I do not know the breed.
...or can it be a moth?

Subject: Re: Butterfly photography!

Written By: annimal on 04/30/15 at 7:40 pm

http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc153/rocksannwastaken/BNECKLACE_zpsehjfw7pu.jpg

Subject: Re: Butterfly photography!

Written By: annimal on 05/01/15 at 4:57 pm

I made the necklace above.  A while ago I had ordered the orange flower beads at Amazon and months later found the butterfly in some store and had to get it.

Subject: Re: Butterfly photography!

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 05/01/15 at 6:07 pm


...or can it be a moth?


I've been looking for what that is.  And I can't figure it out.  ???

Subject: Re: Butterfly photography!

Written By: Henk on 05/03/15 at 8:35 am


http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/mm66/Phil_O-Sopher/IMG_20150211_095827.jpg

I took this picture of a butterfly in the Philippines, I do not know the breed.



...or can it be a moth?



I've been looking for what that is.  And I can't figure it out.  ???


I've been doing some research, and from what I've found I figure it's most likely a young Milionia basalis.

Subject: Re: Butterfly photography!

Written By: Henk on 05/03/15 at 8:42 am

Well then... here's some pictures from me.

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5560/14748225447_3bddba0175_c.jpg

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3850/14931702561_7a8e510b3a_c.jpg

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5582/14748195127_e3678acea3_c.jpg

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2868/9490233652_6136018c0b_c.jpg

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2842/9487305395_5cca4f84f7_c.jpg

Subject: Re: Butterfly photography!

Written By: Henk on 05/03/15 at 8:44 am

And some more.

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5593/14748070680_e86335611e_c.jpg

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3863/14748093659_41c54c6b8a_c.jpg

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3874/14748119319_3a1dde8232_c.jpg

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3859/14748224787_45b886cbd8_c.jpg

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5566/14934779605_ca78973877_c.jpg

Subject: Re: Butterfly photography!

Written By: Henk on 05/03/15 at 8:45 am

And even more!

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3866/14911791326_368c9e4a6f_c.jpg

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5596/14748226677_a89019d172_c.jpg

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3853/14931713501_3d3740ddd5_c.jpg

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5571/14748132049_1a0e22c773_c.jpg

Subject: Re: Butterfly photography!

Written By: Henk on 05/03/15 at 8:46 am

Final three (for now).

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5554/14911803196_c5dcdc09d9_c.jpg

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3895/14748239857_030465748c_c.jpg

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7389/9490212396_af9868f1d9_c.jpg

Subject: Re: Butterfly photography!

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/03/15 at 9:29 am


I've been doing some research, and from what I've found I figure it's most likely a young Milionia basalis.
Many thanks.

Well done on your research.

If the moth is Japanese based, it has flown many miles?

Subject: Re: Butterfly photography!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 05/03/15 at 11:11 am

Outstanding shots, Henk. I love the one on the banana & the camouflaged one. WAY COOL!!!


Cat

Subject: Re: Butterfly photography!

Written By: Howard on 05/03/15 at 1:52 pm

beautiful shots Henk. :)

Subject: Re: Butterfly photography!

Written By: Henk on 05/03/15 at 3:33 pm


Outstanding shots, Henk. I love the one on the banana & the camouflaged one. WAY COOL!!!


Cat



beautiful shots Henk. :)


Thank you, you're being most generous. They're not all outstanding, I know that for a fact. ;)

Subject: Re: Butterfly photography!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 05/03/15 at 5:41 pm


Thank you, you're being most generous. They're not all outstanding, I know that for a fact. ;)



I think they are.


Cat

Subject: Re: Butterfly photography!

Written By: KatanaChick on 05/04/15 at 10:14 pm


And some more.

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5593/14748070680_e86335611e_c.jpg

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3863/14748093659_41c54c6b8a_c.jpg

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3874/14748119319_3a1dde8232_c.jpg

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3859/14748224787_45b886cbd8_c.jpg

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5566/14934779605_ca78973877_c.jpg

Those plates of fruit always attract butterflies! I thought the green one was a leaf first, I had to look again to see it.  :P

Subject: Re: Butterfly photography!

Written By: Henk on 05/05/15 at 1:02 am


Those plates of fruit always attract butterflies! I thought the green one was a leaf first, I had to look again to see it.  :P


Not my fault! I can't help it those butterflies are that small and greenish. ;)

Subject: Re: Butterfly photography!

Written By: KatanaChick on 05/05/15 at 6:57 pm


Not my fault! I can't help it those butterflies are that small and greenish. ;)

Their colors are cammo for nature so predators don't eat them. If you crop the picture then the butterfly is obvious.  :)

Subject: Re: Butterfly photography!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 05/06/15 at 3:40 pm


Their colors are cammo for nature so predators don't eat them. If you crop the picture then the butterfly is obvious.  :)



That's what I did with the hummingbird pic-otherwise you couldn't tell there was a hummer there at all.



Cat

Subject: Re: Butterfly photography!

Written By: Henk on 05/06/15 at 4:21 pm


Their colors are cammo for nature so predators don't eat them. If you crop the picture then the butterfly is obvious.  :)


I've considered doing that, but decided against it.

Subject: Re: Butterfly photography!

Written By: annimal on 05/09/15 at 3:21 pm

I just saw a buckeye butterfly eating from my Aster flowers.  In the past I've only seen them eat off my butterfly bush in September.  Now let me see what their Host plant is again, I got my first butterfly I know I'm going to have here.

Subject: Re: Butterfly photography!

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 05/09/15 at 7:57 pm

That's cool Ann, I'm looking forward to pictures of your visitors to your garden.  :)


As for me, I try to spend as little time as possible out in nature.  ;D ;D  But I did get to go to a butterfly habitat in Niagara Falls Canada about 13 years ago.  I had a pretty blue butterfly land on my shirt and walk around with me the whole time I was there.  I figured it was because I was wearing raspberry scented perfume. He just thought I was a giant raspberry.

I have the picture, but I can't find what I did with it.  :(

Subject: Re: Butterfly photography!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 05/10/15 at 11:23 am


That's cool Ann, I'm looking forward to pictures of your visitors to your garden.  :)


As for me, I try to spend as little time as possible out in nature.  ;D ;D  But I did get to go to a butterfly habitat in Niagara Falls Canada about 13 years ago.  I had a pretty blue butterfly land on my shirt and walk around with me the whole time I was there.  I figured it was because I was wearing raspberry scented perfume. He just thought I was a giant raspberry.

I have the picture, but I can't find what I did with it.  :(



My sister is going to go to that butterfly habitat next month (before she takes a trip to see her FAVORITE sister  ;) :D ;D ;D ;D )



Cat

Subject: Re: Butterfly photography!

Written By: nally on 06/05/15 at 12:07 pm


I've considered doing that, but decided against it.

Yeah, sometimes it's helpful to leave the space so that we can tell what's around the subject.

By the way, great pics. :)

Subject: Re: Butterfly photography!

Written By: annimal on 06/06/15 at 11:57 am

I don't see a Buckeye or anything, but there is still some kind of white butterfly around.  I've decided to just get Ca native plants since everything else seems to overheat here on me and die

Subject: Re: Butterfly photography!

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 06/06/15 at 12:02 pm



My sister is going to go to that butterfly habitat next month (before she takes a trip to see her FAVORITE sister  ;) :D ;D ;D ;D )



Cat


It's really quite lovely.  I'd like to go back to see it again at some point.

Subject: Re: Butterfly photography!

Written By: ArcticFox on 07/12/15 at 8:54 am

Those pictures are beautiful! Some of the butterflies have such surreal patterns on their wings. I love how the insects look when they touch the fruit, it gives them a sense of humanity and delicacy.

I just want to reach out and help them. They're so small, so powerless, they provide so much beauty that they really do make the world a better place.

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