Tuesday, August 17, 2010

I Finally Captured a Butterfly…

I finally captured a butterfly on a Butterfly Bush! We have a dozen Butterfly Bushes scattered through out our backyard and they do attract butterflies, but I never seem to have my camera when the butterflies are visiting. When I was watering yesterday, I noticed a few butterflies, dropped the hose and ran for my camera. Fortunately, this glutonous little Swallowtail was still drinking the nectar when I returned: August2010 318 Here is the butterfly from another angle: August2010 317 Is there a photo that you long to capture, but still alludes you?

This post has been linked to Outdoors Wednesday at a Southern Daydreamer.

14 comments:

tehlia said...

That is beautiful. I have been trying to do the same thing. Not luck. Glad you captured it

Martha Z said...

Lovely, I have a butterfly bush, two in fact, but they don't seem to attract butterflys.

Light and Voices said...

Patience is a virtue. With talent and a little luck these pictures of a butterfly were captured. Good job!
Joyce M

Ms. Bake-it said...

Beautiful! Great capture!

~ Tracy

pogonip @ Meadowsweet Cottage said...

It's been a swallowtail summer this year. They don't loiter long enough for me to snap their photo. I really wish I could capture one of a hummer visiting my tiger lilies!

Alea said...

Pogonip- My Rose of Sharon is just starting to bloom, so I am planning on stalking the hummingbirds that it attracts. :)

Mary said...

LOVE these~ we've had more winged visitors this summer than I can remember seeing in years past! I run for my camera too :-)

LV said...

You were lucky. I have some very pretty ones around, but they just be still long enough to get a picture. You did very well with yours.

salitype said...

oh wow, so beautiful. i love taking pictures of butterflies too.

Francisca said...

Lovely captures! Glad you finally fulfilled your desire. There are two photos that allude me: the little geckos that run around our house and only show up in the evening when the light is bad for taking a photo, and the choir of toads somewhere out back that I hear after the rains but never see. :-)

Jean said...

Beautiful shot! Jean

Linda said...

Great shot....I have yet as to get a good picture of one! They are too fast for me!

Su-sieee! Mac said...

Stunning! Both the butterfly and your shots!!
Su-sieee! Mac
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The Paint Splash said...

I love having my camera ready! Your shots are great.Have a blessed week. Hope you can come by for a visit. Debbie