Thursday, October 13, 2011

this or that thursday: butterflies

The monarch butterfly has been very difficult for me to find this year. I haven't seen one yet, but I did find a gulf fritillary once again.



And I also captured this pretty blue and black one whose name I don't know. Neither butterfly would let me get close so I had to take my shots from a little distance.









There are just a few rules.
  • submit the url of your blog post, not your home page
  • link up a photo that was taken by you
  • include a link back to my blog in your post (you can use the button or a text link if you prefer)
  • visit a few other blogs and leave some comment love 
Now it's time to see what you're sharing this week!

71 comments:

  1. Deb, these are wonderful shots. Your butterflies are so crisp and sharp. We haven't had many butterflies around here this year. They are beautiful aren't they?

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  2. These are gorgeous! We just set out class' caterpillars turned butterflies free - the kids loved watching them fly around!

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  3. The gulf fritillary is gorgeous! Love the shot of it in midair!

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  4. Incredible shots - your second one is exsquisite.

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  5. Good morning Deb! I love these butterfly captures. They are lovely. Very hard to photograph since they are on a constant move. I have some photos I caught once of an amazing butterfly. I found it in perfect condition, but dead, and it was a great model for me on all sorts of flowers. These are lovely though. Thanks for sharing!

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  6. What a wonderful post with this special butterfly. Gorgeous photos.

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  7. Oh my gosh...these are so pretty!

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  8. GREAT captures, I´ve never managed to catch a butterfly like that! :-)

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  9. They are so beautiful, Deb! I admire your photos!

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  10. These are my favorite butterfly shots you have taken. You did a great job with them. You got one in mid-flight, no less!! Love it :)

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  11. LOVE the one coming in for a landing!!

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  12. Unbelievable!!

    These are amazing Debra...

    I'd love to capture a butterfly.

    Wow...

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  13. I'm searching for the mood in my shots that you've captured in yours here... I just can't seem to find it.

    I love the bokeh in these and lil flutterby is gorgeous! =)

    happy week

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  14. Beautiful Deb...the colors are perfect!

    Tiffany

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  15. That second shot, with the butterfly in flight, is amazing!

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  16. We have lots of those butterflies around here. Beautiful shots! I especially love the second one.

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  17. What a lovely little butterfly. Love the soft colors.

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  18. WOW! So gorgeous Deb. Love them.

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  19. These are so stunning. I love the second one...LOVE LOVE!

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  20. Oh Deb, these are beautiful! I've seen a few monarchs in our yard this year, but I never have my camera with me when they show up. :(
    Thanks again for the link-up!

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  21. Those are so pretty Deb!! I think I can count on one hand the number of times I have seen a butterfly around here- and I didn't have my camera at the ready. Really love seeing these- takes me to a peaceful place.

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  22. Love the photos...especially the second one. Wonderful blog! So glad I stopped by.

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  23. Oh but you captured it so beautifully. I love the flying action shot best. Just so pretty!

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  24. Wow! Your shots are stunning. I love the bottom one!

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  25. These photos are so soft and lovely.

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  26. These are stunning! I could look at your photos all day. So crisp and clean and breathtaking.

    Are you doing a new linky? How did I miss this????

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  27. those shots are exquisite!

    it's really hard to pick a favourite!

    great depth of field and colours!
    i just came across your site by accident and i just loved your blog!

    betty

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  28. just wanted to add that i LOVE your photography!!

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  29. pretty butterflies. i love your pictures here.

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  30. Oh my these are some of the most amazing shots! I love the one of the butterfly in mid-air! So crisp and perfect!!

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  31. Oh I haven't seen an monarchs either since early spring, just the frittilary. Love the capture of him frozen in flight! And the last one is a long tailed skipper - they are beauties. I have a ton of them a couple of summers ago and really haven't seen any since. I'm sure this drought hasn't helped at all!

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  32. The first and second shot are almost unreal, the butterfly is so sharp and everything:) Gorgeous.

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  33. Absolutely stunning photos!! Joining for the first time today, welcome to my contribution.

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  34. Wow, such wonderful clarity in the butterfly in flight - that is so hard to capture! Love it all, and I hope you get to capture a monarch, too.

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  35. Wonderful captures... my favorite of these is your second capture. Love his little legs! Here's to hoping you find a Monarch soon. =)

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  36. I love butterflies and these are just gorgeous shots!

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  37. Wow, your photos look unreal--like there's no way anyone could capture those shots. That's a good thing ;) Thanks for the link up! Glad to be here!

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  38. Oh, I love the one coming in to land. What a fantastic capture!!! The finished product looks great, too. I love the light and the contrast.

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  39. Hi
    I just found your blog and I love it!
    I followed!
    BTW
    I am having a photography challenge!
    I would LOVE it if you would enter!
    Here is the link :
    http://thisismyfathersworld2.blogspot.com/2011/10/my-first-photo-challenge.html
    Check it out, but hurry the time to enter ends tomorrow afternoon!
    In Christ,
    Sarah

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  40. such clean beautiful pictures.. :)

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  41. just stopping by to say hi and thanks so much for the follow.

    i'm following your super awesome blog right back!

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  42. These are SO beautiful! I love the one with the butterfly in mid-flight--amazing!! We didn't have much for butterflies this year.

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  43. You ave such a way with winged-critters, Deb. Just glorious!

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  44. such beautiful shots Deb, really amazing!

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  45. Ahhhhhhh I love that 2nd one captured in flight. Beautiful images Deb - I know how difficult it is to capture those close up - they are quite timid little creatures.

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  46. Wow Deb! Sixty-three link ups and 48 comments! That's amazing! Your butterfly pics are wonderful!

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  47. Love that bokeh in your first shot!

    Kathy

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  48. Beautiful photos, I can't choose a favourite :) We had a huge butterfly in our yard on the weekend but my kids charging around scared it off before i got a good shot, lol

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  49. Wow, great job capturing that guy! Butterflies always move too fast for me....

    I've been meaning to tell you, it was really cool to hear your voice in the video tutorial the other day! :-D

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  50. Oh how amazing are these pictures I so love them. I didn't get a chance to capture any butterflies these are so sweet :)

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  51. These are SO lovely! I just love them ;)

    Thanks for hosting!

    http://www.serendipityissweet.com/2011/10/thursdays-shots-cotton-field.html

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  52. Stunning Photographs! I'm actually speechless ":o)

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  53. Those are amazing photos, Deb! I love how you caught the butterfly as it was landing!

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  54. Wow! That second one with it still in flight is SO cool! Nice job, my friend. :-)

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  55. Hi Deb, it's me again. Just wanted you to know how much you inspire me and I nominated you for the versatile blogger award. Your participation is purely voluntary . . .

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  56. I'm so impressed your capture of the butterfly - I know how tricky that can be :) Thanks for hosting such a great party! XOLaura

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  57. Nice detail on the butterfly- my camera could never do that!

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  58. Your butterfly shots are gorgeous and thanks so much for sharing all you do and for dropping by my place leaving comments.

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  59. Well,he has the same colors :)
    That in flight shot is amazing!

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  60. Gorgeous capture, Deb. I love all that soft focus in the foreground.

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  61. What beautiful photos! I'm not a photographer, but I love butterflies and I can admire the crispness and clarity in your pics...amazing! Now following :o)

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  62. Love these photos - especially #2. You have excellent timing!

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  63. That second photo is seriously spectacular, Deb!!

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