Saturday, September 26, 2009

Camera Critters


Late summer/ early fall is the time for Skippers




and American Ladies,

flexing their beautiful wings.



Lots of purple and sunshine yellow, a mecca for nectaring insects.




 

 

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Camera Critters

34 comments:

  1. Oh, the luxury to have so many butterflies congregating!

    Very sweet :)

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  2. Beautiful, absolutely beautiful! This post was wonderful - really put a smile on our face! These photos are great - really uplifting, we really enjoyed them. Schnauzer snuggles - JD and Max.

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  3. Lots of great photos of the skippers and Painted Lsdy. I love the one with the three skippers on the buddleia.

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  4. As beautiful as ever, love both colours, flowers and critters :)

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  5. Wow, look at all those lovelies! The ones with all the skippers hanging together are my favorites.

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  6. Looks like the butterfly bush is living up to its name! Lovely photos.

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  7. wow that's a lot of colorful butterflies and bees. great captured.

    my entry: http://southbrowneyes.blogspot.com/

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  8. The painted ladies looked fabulous! Thanks for sharing.
    Rosey

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  9. Beautiful photos, Sweet Bay! I do appreciate the skippers and the sulphurs this fall, because they're about the only butterflies we have this year. Most of us in the Midwest have been lamenting the scarcity of butterflies this year; I'm hoping it's just a strange year and that they'll be back in larger numbers next year.

    Enjoyed your blooms from Friday, too--I've never heard of Bidens before. They look like a coreopsis; are they a wildflower native to your area?

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  10. Beautiful photos.
    Great shots of the butterflies.

    Have a great day
    Thanks for visiting me too

    Gunilla

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  11. Really beautiful images, thanks for sharing!

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  12. I love skippers, They are the happiest of critters and seem undeterred by anything but me with my camera! Great captures Sweetbay!
    You always have the best critter photos~~Have a sweet week. gail

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  13. My favorite photo is the one of the triplets hanging out together on the purple bloom. Butterfly bush? Your butterflies always look like they're going to flutter right out of the computer.

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  14. Driving home from North Carolina today all I could think about was all those pretty yellow flowers on the roadsides and how I'd seen the same on your blog. The skippers are wonderful-stocking up for winter perhaps.

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  15. Great photos.

    Those colours certainly are a magnet for butterflies

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  16. Love all the critters abuzz in your garden. The skippers almost look like they are part of the flowers themselves.

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  17. I made the same mistake and Randy from 'Randy And Megs Garden Paradise' gave me the proper ID of our 'Painted Ladies'.

    American Lady from his butterfly website:
    http://www.rlephoto.com/brushfoots/lady_american01.htm

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  18. Thank you for your comments everyone!

    Rose yes, Bidens are a native wildflower here, and grows in great numbers in ditches and wet meadows.

    Donna, yes, that's a Butterfly Bush, Potter's Purple.

    Thanks wiseacre. I seem destined to make the same mistake over and over, maybe because Painted Ladies sounds a little bit more poetic. :)

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  19. What I wouldn't give to be able to grow butterfly bushes like that. Those are wonderful photos. I enjoyed seeing your butterflies.
    Marnie

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  20. Absolutely delightful to view and witness such precious visitors to your sweet smelling butterfly bush! I can inhale it's sweet perfume just looking at these images!
    Beautiful post.. salve for my soul!
    hugs aNNa xo

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  21. Oh so beautiful! All of them...I've never had that many skippers at one place at the same time. I'd go c.r.a.z.y!!! Fabulous shots!

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  22. Beautiful butterflies and blooms! Are you like me? Running around after them trying to get that perfect shot?? I'm sure it's amusing to anyone watching :) but worth it when you see the gorgeous photos!

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  23. Oh, what a treat! I wished I had all those beautiful butterflies in my garden. Lucky you!!

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  24. Hi Sweet Bay, you are awash in butterflies! Excellent captures and what a wonderful place your garden is to attract these fine critters. :-)
    Frances

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  25. What a lovely cluster of skippers Sweet bay... great shots of those and the other critters! One never tires of seeing beautiful butterflies and through another's eye there is such variety of perception.

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  26. Wonderful pictures! I've been calling them Painted Ladies too:) The Skippers are swarming here too but I haven't seen as many Tiger Swallowtails this year as I did last year. I probably just missed seeing them.

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  27. Your butterfly photos always astound me Sweet Bay. My favorite of these is the one with the three skippers. I have to agree with Gail, you have the best camera critters.

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  28. The butterflies and bees seem to adore your purple and yellow flowers. Your insect photos are wonderful.

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  29. Thank you for your comments! islandsparrow, I take the lazy way out and find a plant the butterflies go crazy for and wait. :) If I don't move they don't seem to know or care that I am there.

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  30. Amazing shots! Your place is a virtual wonderland! Love the photos:)

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  31. Gorgeous butterflies! I'm not sure if we still have them here. The butterfly bush is still blooming though so maybe we do. You took some wonderful pics! -Jackie

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  32. So lovely! Thank you!
    I too will miss the butterflies this winter. Your Silver Spots are really enjoying your Butterfly Bush. The photographs with the Tiger Swallowtail are lovely too.
    Painted Ladies ARE pretty.
    The wild violets are once again blooming in the yard and the last of the Eastern Tail Blues are enjoying them.
    Happy October, season of the ancients.
    Sherry

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