Monday, September 12, 2016

The Butterflies...

Friday, the hubs left the house midday to run a few errands.
Only a few minutes after he left my phone went off, 
it was a text and I knew it was from him...

"Several larger black butterflies at the mailbox now"

He's my "wing"man of sorts...
I changed my lens, because as you know, you never have the right lens on the camera,
and outside I went.
It was about 150 degrees on Friday, the air was stifling.
As I walked down the driveway I remember thinking, 
they better still be there and they better be perfect butterflies,
not all torn and tethered.
Well they were still there, they were not torn or tethered,
but I swear my butterflies are on steroids, they never stop moving, never, not ever.
I have never seen such active butterflies, they will land on a flower,
but their wings keep moving!

I took 43 pictures and I have 2 that I can share.


Getting a "wing spread" capture would fall under the category of impossible!!

September 9, 2016

30 comments:

  1. gosh, just gorgeous. 2 out of 43 is just fine with me.

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  2. Oh my, they certainly are beautiful. It might have been worth standing out in 150 degree heat (I think it was hotter). You've got a great wing man there.

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  3. Hello, Debbie. Awesome shots of the Swallowtail. I love the last shot, just beautiful. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

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  4. Ha Ha!!!:))) I know what you mean, but the two you share are so beautiful. Your hubby is such a top man!

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  5. Well done Debbie! I really appreciate the effort you made to capture these beauties!

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  6. Oh, so beautiful, Debbie! I'm glad hubs noticed them and let you know. :)

    xoxo

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  7. Schöne Bilder vom Schmetterling.

    Noke

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  8. Debbie, they are beautiful, and bless your wingman's heart for letting you know they were there. xo.

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  9. The two you shared are fantastic.I know how hard it is to get the spread wing pictures.

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  10. Gorgeous colors! Love the texture on the wings! Really nice!

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  11. Oh my goodness Debbie those are beautiful!! Wow such colors! Maybe they are on starbucks and too much caffiene! Ha ha ha lol

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    1. or tapping in to the humming bird food, they seriously never stop fluttering their wings!!!!

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  12. Blue Swallowtails! Love them. I saw one butterfly this year. A Yellow Swallowtail and I did get a photo--not as nice as yours, but at least.............................

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  13. WOW WOW WOW....they are beautiful....and WOW 150 degrees!!! (HEHE)

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  14. I think that is so cute that your "wing man" spotted them for you. Lovely photos Debbie! Such vivid colors.
    I bet you are ready for snow to fly. We don't get snow and I know I am ready for snow to fly. :) Have a great week!

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  15. Oh, these are beyond magnificent. You are a professional photographer in my eyes. Thank you for these shots! I am so happy you have such a fantastic wing man. Blessings and hugs! 💕😊

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  16. STUNNING Debbie well worth walking in the heat!

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  17. GROAN! Wingman!!! Actually, my hubby, too! :-)

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  18. Butterflies can be quite difficult subjects! "Butterflies on steroids" - that makes me laugh! So glad you managed to capture these shots. They are beautifu!

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  19. Oh but Debbie those two pictures are superb -- perfect ... absolute perfection. Wonderful butterflies. Thank your wingman too! (And I'm glad to know that others besides me have overactive butterflies . it's a miracle when I get decent pictures of them.)

    Be careful in that heat!!

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  20. They are beautiful photo's ...

    All the best Jan

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  21. You've done better than I have this summer as I've yet to get a picture of a butterfly. This one sure has pretty colors/markings.

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