Sunday, July 11, 2010

Pearl Crescent/ Macro Monday

Pearl Crescent butterfly

Here a small butterfly is sipping the nectar of tufted vetch (Vicia cracca).  Usually they are  attracted to yellow blossoms but this one is happy to sip the nectar from this purple flower.


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25 comments:

Jenn Jilks said...

How beautiful.

Carletta said...

The purple shows off his beautiful coloring!

(Carletta's Captures)

Martha Z said...

I guess it will take food where it finds it.
I think the little swallow was getting ready to leave the nest, that was the first time he had stuck his head up. We left the next day when we got back from the mountains he was gone.

mactheweb said...

The butterfly must have done the purple flower just so you could get the lovely complimentary color.

MARGARET GOSDEN 2 said...

Fantastic capture!

amatterofhowyouseeit.com said...

Lovely colors and composition!

tammymcchesney said...

Great contrast between the butterfly and the purple bloom...that purple really enhances the butterfly!

Small City Scenes said...

What a beauty this one is. MB

Fotobloggen 2010 said...

a great Macro catch and I'm surek it looks so much better against the purple flower

christina, Sweden

Limar said...

A lovely upside-down flutter photo! :)

AL said...

What a lovely looking butterfly!

hip-chick said...

Beautiful capture.

Birgitta "foto CHIP" said...

This is a most enjoyable scene to watch nowerdays in the nature :)
Hope you are having a great time!

SandyCarlson said...

Wonderful shot. Capturing these guys is like capturing little children. Tough business! This is really great.

Jay said...

What a cute little upside down guy he is! Perhaps he's colour blind? LOL!

margie said...

perhaps flowers for butterflies are like wine for us, do you want red or white? great macro.

Jarart said...

Very nice shot. The colors are so pretty.

Jacob said...

How come you're so smart? I would have said it looks like a butterfly flitting about a purple plant!

Halcyon said...

How beautiful!

Craver Vii said...

I like the representation of secondary colors here. (Orange, green and purple.)

tinasphotoblog said...

Very beautiful butterfly! :)

gigi said...

I'm loving your Macro Monday :)

awarewriter said...

Good one. Butterflies are tough subjects -- at least for me. They won't sit still. Your image might benefit from a tighter crop.

Doreen said...

beautiful! butterflies do not sit still very long. great shot!!

ladyfi said...

So small and delicate. Great shot!

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