Sunday, August 15, 2010

American Lady/ Macro Monday

American lady (Vanessa virginiensis) butterfly

This lovely American lady has been coming to my butterfly bushes every day. Finally she stayed still long enough for me to capture with my lens.


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26 comments:

Small City Scenes said...

Super shot, EG. She says your patience is rewarded. MB

I have see very few Butterflies this year.

Jarart said...

I'm glad she stayed! Delightful.

BJ Roan said...

Those butterflies do require patience, but this one was surely worth the wait.

John McDevitt said...

Nice shot. My wife has left a huge weed growing in the back of our yard because it attracts birds and butterflies. I must keep my eye on it.

SandyCarlson said...

That's a really wonderful photo. I am pleased to make her acquaintance!

Becky and Gary said...

I've seen a few here too, and have been chasing them for they don't stay still very long.
B.

Carletta said...

Lovely capture!
I guess like minds was on our agenda today. :)

Martha Z said...

Butterflys never hold still for me, perhaps it is our warm weather.

michael said...

Didn't know there was a butterfly named American Beauty. Will have to look it up. Nice capture.

Francisca said...

Haha... I can so relate. There are clusters of small butterflies flying around our neighbourhood, but they never stop long enough for me to take a clear photo. You got yourself a beauty, EG.

Evelyn said...

Nice lady!

armyfamilyok said...

I'm so glad that she sat still long enough for you to capture her and what a beauty she is!!

amatterofhowyouseeit.com said...

And a lovely lady she is!

Paulie said...

Terrific! I have captured zero butterflies with my camera this summer. sigh

Lucka said...

Great shot!

Cezar and Léia said...

This butterfly is adorable and you did a wonderful macro shot!
Happy Monday
Léia :)

see you there! said...

Thank you for introducing me to the American Lady, didn't know there was a butterfly with that name,

Darla

GrandmaK said...

I'm speechless! Cathy

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Another perfect photo composition. Great share.

My Monday Marigold

Janneke said...

Great shot from the butterfly

Tricia said...

A flutterby... I love flutterbys!

Rambling Woods said...

Love the lady....

Rose said...

I have only seen one painted lady this summer! Take a look at my blog and see my 'sidekick.'

SquirrelQueen said...

Lovely shot, so far the butterflies here will not sit still for even a second.

Chesney said...

Beautiful colors in this dazzling butterfly, nice capture!

Jay said...

Oh, how pretty!

I planted a buddleia last autumn, and it bloomed quite well this summer, but I didn't see one single butterfly on it! Hoverflies and bees, and the odd beetle, but no butterflies. :(

Your 'American Lady' looks just like our 'Painted Lady'!

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