Thursday, September 6, 2012

this or that thursday: another butterfly

Don't you love it when a butterfly is kind enough to wait around while you go inside, change your lens, and then come back? This one was very interested in my lantana so he stayed around long enough for me to get back and take a few shots too. According to this website which is a great resource for identifying butterflies and moths, he appears to be a long-tailed skipper.







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  • 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 
Okay, now let's see what you've been shooting!


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42 comments:

  1. Beautiful pics, the wings look so soft!

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  2. What a polite butterfly! Love the slight colors that go down his back!

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  3. More gorgeous butterflies!! Beautiful images Deb!!

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  4. Wow! The detail in that 2nd shot is really amazing!

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  5. Amazing Macro shots from this beautiful butterfly. So cute !

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  6. So very cool! Love your butterfly shots. The second shot is so detailed. Now that we're all settled into our new home I'm hoping I can get a little butterfly garden started next summer.

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  7. Glad to know what that is as I have taken snapshots of quite a few out in my Lantana beds also...although mine don't wait for me to change lenses ;)

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  8. So cool Deb! I don't think I've ever seen one of those!

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  9. Oh wow, what beautiful photos! Yes, you're very lucky that he stuck around - I can never get them to stay still. Thank you for sharing. :)

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  10. Beautiful pictures of a beautiful butterfly! :)

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  11. Like always your photos are beautiful!

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  12. very cool! nice of the little guy to wait for you too!

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  13. A very polite & courteous butterfly indeed. I love all the beauty you have surrounding you!

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  14. Soooo beautiful!! And such quality captures, all clear and detailed! The butterfly was kind indeed. ;)

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  15. There was a beautiful butterfly on the path in the garden the other day. I rushed in to get my camera but when I returned he had gone... I wish he had behaved like your one did.

    Mollyxxx

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  16. You captured amazing images of a Hummingbird Moth. I know you said it was a butterfly, but I'd actually captured images of this little guy too, we first thought it was a humming bird from a distance, but clearly it wasn't when I looked at the photos so we went on a mission to find out what it was. Your images are stunning! Much better capture than mine, your subject was larger than mine, mine was just a baby. New follower, your blog is lovely.Thanks for hosting the hop.

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  17. I don't think I've ever seen one of these...thanks for sharing it with me. :)

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  18. Fantastic photos ! I am a new follower , your blog is awesome ! Have a good day !

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  19. Wonderful! I am trying to determine what larva is eating my parley right now. I don't dare remove it because it looks pretty distinctive, like it could be a monarch. Checking out that website to see what I can find out.

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  20. You were able to get some very impressive shots of that little guy!

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  21. Nice shots! I haven't seen a long-tailed skipper. My lantana seems to be quite a draw for the bees and butterflies too.

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  22. It's long tail made me wonder if it was a butterfly, but looking at the comments it must be so:) Your first pic is excellent -its furry body is so clear here!

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  23. Your images are always so bright and crisp! Lovely!!

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  24. These are amazing shots of the butterfly. They never sit still long enough for me to get any pictures. :))

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  25. Beautiful light given off those pictures, I love that butterfly.

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  26. Thank you so much for your fun comment and for hosting this linky hop again. Now that is a real hop. That sweet butterfly new you needed some new photographs, huh?

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  27. Love these gorgeous pics and your website! Thanks for hosting this blog hop.

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  28. Lovely as always! The kids and I discovered a bush near our house and there's always at least 20 butterflies on there at one time, I'll have to try and remember to take my camera next time we walk that way!

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  29. Wow! He is very cool! Beautiful photos! So nice of him to hang around for you.

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  30. Preciosas tus capturas, hermoso blog! Saludos desde Argentina.

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  31. These are wonderful! And I can't believe he waited to pose for you...I need some of that luck!

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  32. i've never seen a long-tailed skipper!! so cool. love all the detail in the second photo!!

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