Beautiful pictures of some sweet insects. They have all of sudden made a big appearance here too. You should see how funny I look chasing them around the yard with a camera.
that's a lot of beautiful butterflies, great post.
You have captured some beautiful critters in your lens. Wonderful photos, thank you for sharing them.
Sweet Bay, are you sure you don't work as a photographer for National Geographic? Your photos are THAT good. Love 'em.
Beautiful, just beautiful. I know how difficult it is to get the butterflies "just right". They aren't very helpful! :D
Wonderful pictures Sweet Bay. Butterflies are so hard to capture. Love that hummingbird moth too.FlowerLady
Sweetbay! wow!! great photos of all those butterflies! I was trying today, but they kept flying off.
Hi Sweet Bay! I am not seeing many butterflies this year, so thank you for the butterfly fix. I just learned something new, about making blog pages larger, and hope to post about the discovery that others may know about already, but I'm really excited! Yours was the first blog I tried it on.
Wow! Sweet bay these are fabulous butterfly shots!
Lovely photographs of beautiful butterflies. It's been cool and overcast for the time of year here, but still the butterflies come. At least I'm taking a rest from watering the rows of winter vegetable seedlings while nature helps out.
Lovely shots. My kids love chasing butterflies.
Ooh, so pretty. I love the color contrasts.
Thank you for your kind comments everyone! Donna, you made my day! :)
Wow, these are fantastic photos. So many beautiful insects, all in one place. You must have been very patient to capture so many.
How do you get those butterflies to stay still for you? I'm finally seeing more in our garden, but they leave as soon as I start to take a picture and I'll I get is a blur. You get a nice variety. The hummingbird moth is really neat.
sb: What a wonderful series of insects, your butterflies are wonderful.
Wonderful photos. Lucky you to get a hawk moth and a painted lady. I've planted all the right plants and still have no hawk moths this year.Marnie
Your images are won-der-ful! Some could become a great cards. I need to study my camera!
These are beautiful photographs. Butterflies seem so fragile and their patterns and colours are amazing. The Hummingbird Moth is incredible!
I have never seen a Hummingbird Moth sit still like that. Great photos!--Randy
All exquisite, Sweet Bay! Thanks for including the dark phase female too. I have trouble telling the difference with the Eastern black and this female. You have quite a good assortment there. Ours have been moving too fast to capture an image as they visit the buddleias. Well done! :-)Frances
Great pics of the Hummingbird Moth! It's rare to see a shot of one resting.I think you were right about my blog pic of the Black Swallowtail. The Tiger Swallowtail is usually not that dark.
So truly beautiful. Must be paradise får butterflies and other guests.
I so enjoyed seeing all your butterflies. My favorite is the female Tiger in her black dress. She is gorgeous!Sherry
So many wondeful shots!I've gotten two butterflies all summer - I need to try harder. :)
What a lot of beautiful butterfly-pictures!GreetingsfromIngrid
Wonderful collection of butterfly photos. I haven't seen many in the garden this year, not sure why.
Thank you everyone for your comments. Connie I have heard many people north of here comment on the lack of butterflies; perhaps the cooler weather has kept them further south this year?
Your photos are wonderful! I know how hard it is to get a good clear, focused shot of all these insects, and you do it so well! The hummingbird moth on the leaf is so clear. Wow!Just this morning I was trying to get a good picture of one. It can be frustrating! :) I also got shots of a Tiger Swallowtail. It was actually being quite cooperative, but the strong breeze wasn't! I love seeing all the different bees too. I could spend a lot of time chasing insects ;)
Thank you Kerri. :) Some insects were definitely easier to get shots of than others! The fact that so many insects congregate on the Pepperbush and Buddleia makes shots a lot easier than they would otherwise be.