Friday, July 19, 2019

Saturday Critters ~ 292 ~

My Coneflowers look amazing this year.
Not only have they tripled in size, 
but they have done a great job in attracting bees and butterflies to the garden.
Started with seeds,
 just a few years ago, they look outstanding in the backyard surrounding the deck.

The Coneflowers are just as beautiful as this wild Black Swallowtail,
it is not one of mine, although I did release one yesterday.
More on that tomorrow.







Next up, a Bumble Bee...




I am always amazed at the perfect lines and symmetry of a Coneflower,
a beautiful flower only mother nature could create!

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20 comments:


  1. beautiful pictures showing the natural behavior of insects and super photos

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  2. Coneflowers are very attractive to pollinators. Unfortunately, ours got nibbled to the ground by rabbits.

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  3. Love the butterflies and bees. Gotta protect them!

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  4. Wonderful detail! Your subjects were very cooperative! Looking forward to seeing the new butterflies!

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  5. Hello, your coneflowers are beautiful. I love the Swallowtail photos, neat capture of the bee. The closeups are awesome! Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your day and weekend. PS, thank you for the visit and comment on my blog.

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  6. You captured some great photos here. The bumblebee looks almost dangerous.

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  7. Flutterbys flutter by
    Sweet flutterbys

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  8. That are fabulous as are your close up shots! I can’t believe you started them with seeds - now I’m inspired do the same.

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  9. Absolutely fabulous photographs Debbie.
    Fantastic colour and detail.

    All the best Jan

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  10. The details in butterflies and bees is amazing when you get a chance to look this close. I always loved the old sci fi movies that made them into monsters! heehee! Love your flowers! So much detail! Hugs!

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  11. They are just beautiful, the butterfly is beautiful, but I do like how you can see the flowers better with the bee, gorgeous!

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  12. I can't decide if I like the flowers or the critters better. The butterfly and bee add to the beauty of the flowers, in my opinion.

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  13. Your photos. Oh, your photos!!! So beautiful! Breathtakingly beautiful! Why are you not famous? With books and calendars and whatever??

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  14. Hello Debbie, Wow your butterflies are just as amazing too! Beautiful flowers, all such colorful glows of summer!

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  15. Your photos of the Cone flower, butterfly and bee are just magnificent. The close up on the one bee photos was incredible. You are so amazing to me with our love of nature and how you catch in photos.
    Blessings and hugs!

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  16. Awesome up close photos!!

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  17. Stunning photography... you are so good!

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