Thursday, October 3, 2019

Flutter By

They do flutter by, don't they?


Cabbage Butterfly
I think I have this first one right, but feel free to correct me if I am wrong...
I find this butterfly very difficult to photograph,
as it flutters about, rarely stopping long enough for a picture.
This little one was different, posing long enough for 3 decent pictures.




The Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
I see these infrequently, but when I do they are very easy to photograph.
Females may be either yellow or black, while males are only yellow.
This is a female, males do not have the pretty splash of blue.
Their life span is about 2 weeks.



The Painted Lady
very easy to photograph and very plentiful this year.


If you follow my blog, you know that I have seen a lot of butterflies in my gardens this year.
These are just a few of the many species I have seen.
I have also raised and released a large number of butterflies as well.
I just brought more than 30 caterpillars indoors to keep safe until they chrysalis.
More on that another day!

19 comments:

  1. As always another fine collection of photographs. These butterflies have some of the best of nature's beauty on display.

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  2. As constantly another fine accumulation of photos. These butterflies have the absolute best of nature's excellence in plain view.
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  3. The butterfly at the beginning is a Cabbage White (Pieris rapae). As far as I can tell it has only one black spot on the dorsal forewing which means it is a male.

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  4. Debbie, I have seen the best butterfly photos on your blog. I love that you share with us. I have been out gardening this year, so I know I have missed the beauty of nature, myself. I can't wait to read about the caterpillars you took inside. Blessings , xoxo, Susie

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  5. These are all butterflies which live also in my corner of the world.

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  6. Cabbage butterfly, the name doesn't do it justice:)

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  7. I see the first one quite often in the warmer months, but never so close, beautiful capture! ☺

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  8. I always have trouble taking their pictures but you get some awesome shots, it always saddens me when you talk about their lifespan, I wonder why God made them that way. Such beauty!

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  9. You got some good shots of the Cabbage butterfly. I agree, they are almost constantly in motion and therefore hard to photograph.

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  10. You butterfly whisperer you! Gorgeous!

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  11. Wonderful photographs Debbie.

    All the best Jan

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  12. I’m not sure how you do it - these are great! I never quite seem to be able to catch a good photo of a butterfly

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  13. Spectacular photos Debbie. I love how the wings of the Painted Lady reflects the brilliant colour of the flowers :D)

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  14. Great shots! I really love the eyes on the yellow one.

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  15. All butterflies are beautiful, though I particularly the pretty colouring of the Easter Tiger Swallowtail. How beautiful she looks against those pretty white and yellow flowers.

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  16. Gorgeous photos! The swallowtail has some beautiful colors!

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  17. Gorgeous, gorgeous pictures! I love butterflies. :-)

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  18. Spectacular butterfly photos as always. I loved that you got the first ones. I haven't seen one like that before. I always enjoy learning more about them. You are amazing!
    Big hugs~

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