Saturday, August 21, 2010

Monarch on Buddleia/ Camera Critters

Sipping delicious nectar

Now that my buddleias are in full bloom, I can count on seeing a few butterflies on sunny days. especially monarchs.  This year I am seeing many more monarchs than last year.


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34 comments:

Rambling Round said...

Aha! We are thinking alike today! Beautiful monarch. I don't see many of those, but I posted an Eastern Tiger Swallowtail.

Maria said...

What a beautiful creature of summer ♥
sweet photo!
Thank you for the Saturday smile!
~Maria

anjoe playhouse said...

You give them nice nectar, and they give you time for taking great photos :-D

Snap said...

Wow! Lovely. The blooming plants that the butterflies loved in our garden didn't do well the last winter. They are just beginning to come back and the heat of the summer hasn't helped. Unfortunately, no butterflies and I miss them. Great shot!

Kathy said...

This is an absolutely beautiful picture. It should be in a garden magazine!

Small City Scenes said...

Oh my gosh that is a beauty. You took a wonderful picture. I haven't seen many Butterflies this year. I wonder why? I don't have a Buddleia but many other flowers.
I agree with Kathy. MB

ladyfi said...

Wow - this photo is glorious - like a stained glass window!

Birdman said...

Wow! I'd say butterflies and a very popular subject on CDPB these past few days. Colorful!

cat said...

Wow what an amazing photo! So very beautiful.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Sensational shot with such vivid colors and detail. Fantastic!

Francisca said...

What a superbly gorgeous monarch, flower... and capture!

Paulie said...

I wondered if those had a different name -- we just call them Butterfly Bushes. I wish I had one. I haven't seen but one butterfly this year and it kept flying overhead so I could not get a shot of it. YOUR butterfly shot is super!

Dianne said...

I'm so glad the monarchs are coming around and that there are more of them

beautiful shot
the colors are amazing

Michelle said...

What a treat to have such a lovely visitors to your yard. :)

Denise said...

Really pretty shot, I love the background too, such soft muted colors.
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BJ Roan said...

They must all be in your neighborhood. I've only seen a couple of monarchs on my butterfly bushes. I saw one today, but as soon as he spied me, he made himself scarce. Nice capture.

Jarart said...

What can I say, it's just spectacular!

Nikki-ann said...

Stunning! :)

Patti said...

Butterflies are so beautiful. Wonderful close-up capture, EG.

The vibrant colors really attract the eye!

Boom Nisanart said...

Wonderful color ! Make Happy Sunday ! Please have a great day.

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Nessa said...

I love butterflies. Beautiful.

Siromade said...

Oh that's so beautiful photo, very colorful and lively image of the flower and butterfly. Well done, I love it.

Eds said...

Butterflies are always beautiful.. love their wings.. very colorful! :)

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Mike B. @ slugyard.com said...

Good to hear the monarchs are plentiful!

Cher said...

that sure looks like an spectacular painting! i love it!!!
btw, thanks for the visit. :)

George said...

This is an extremely colorful photo. Absolutely beautiful.

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

Lovely monarch, they seem to be in a hurry when aroun here as I have not been able to get a good photo.

Lindy MacDuff said...

That's a stunning image and those colors - WOW!
=D

Rose said...

Gorgeous shot!

Linnea W said...

WOW! Double WOW!

Willard said...

A beautiful artistic looking photograph!

NatureFootstep said...

a butterfly we don´t have. So beautiful. :)

Carletta said...

Very very beautiful!

Dennis said...

Awesome pic. For a list of all the BFs that like Buddleia, check out the article from Plant Delights Nursery at the following site (www.plantdelights.com/Catalog/Plants/Genus/Buddleia)

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