Wednesday, May 30, 2012

B/Alphabe-Thursday

 Eastern black swallowtail

B is for BUTTERFLIES

So far it has been a fantastic year for photographing butterflies in Ontario. Butterflies are abundant and everywhere - at least everywhere I go.

I suspect the black swallowtail above was laying eggs - or thinking about laying eggs - on the  leaves of the Queen Anne's lace it is sitting on, as Queen Anne's lace is a member of the carrot family and a favourite food of black swallowtail caterpillars.

Comma butterfly

The comma is happy in the land of dandelions because it's fond of that plant's nectar.

Red admiral

Red admirals are also fans of  dandelion nectar,

I am linking to Jenny Matlock at Alphabe-Thursday HERE

50 comments:

Tina´s PicStory said...

beautiful black and blue butterfly :)

Andy said...

I am also seeing lots of butterflies. Nice photos Camera Girl.

Sandra said...

these are awesome,

Kate said...

Beautiful Butterflies!

Kathy said...

Nice photos. We have lots of butterflies here this summer too. I've enjoyed photographing them on our Indian spice trees (also known as lavender Vitex). We have some black swallowtails but mainly yellow ones and an occasional zebra.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

GORGEOUS!!!

see you there! said...

Beautiful. The color combo of the swallowtail makes me want to go paint something.

Darla

TexWisGirl said...

Just beautiful!

Paul in Powell River said...

Not seeing any yet here so I'll revel in yours!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Beautiful butterfly photos!

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

You did good on capturing these critters. They seldom hold still long enough for me.

Esther Joy said...

What great butterfly posts! Love your red-headed Woody posts, too!

Jill said...

These are stunning!

RedPat said...

I always learn something here!

Betty Manousos said...

they are gorgeous! very well captured too.

Susan said...

Amazing!

Erika, Artful Rising said...

Beautiful photos. We have seen butterflies in our yard which amazes us. Me--we don't have flowers. The kids--they are mesmerized by how the butterflies look different when their wings open and close.

Elisa said...

Wow!
Wonderful!

Riet said...

Such beautiful butterflies. Great B word

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

Wow! Gorgeous!

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Oh such BEAUTIFUL BUTTERFLIES!!!
AWESOME B DAY!
Coralie

Snowcatcher said...

I've seen only a few this year, and mostly on my bike, so seeing these has been a real treat. Such beautiful creatures!

Judie said...

I love to go to the butterfly exhibit at our botanical garden when it is open to the public. Your photos are just fabulous!!!

Naperville Now said...

fabulous! this is considered macro photography? breathtaking -- something I would love to learn.

Leovi said...

Yes, delicious colors, beautiful pictures, I like the frame, exquisite butterfly.

Naila Moon said...

I so love butterflies. These are beautiful!

~Naila Moon

http://imaphotographicgenius.blogspot.com/2012/05/b-is-forbooksalphabe-thursday.html

Stephanie said...

Enjoyed your butterfly shots. I have not seen any around here yet. But I did some caterpillars recently.

Halcyon said...

Such beautiful butterflies! :)

LONDONLULU said...

Oh, gorgeous - don't think I've seen these types of butterflies ever, such a nice way to wind down my day!

Paige said...

B for Beautiful pictures!!

Lowell said...

Well, I'm impressed. I don't think I've ever gotten such nice flutterby shots! So what's going on in Ontario - why so many? Maybe they're happy 'cause so many Ontarions are in Florida! :-)

Re one of your comments: I accidentally deleted, but was able to copy and paste it.

Sometimes I really hate Blogger!

Maple Lane said...

I love butterflies! Thanks for sharing these beautiful pics with us.

George said...

You got some great shots of the butterflies. I'm glad you're having such a good year capturing these this year.

Randy said...

I love the colors of the first butterfly.

anitamombanita said...

Beautiful butterflies! They're hard to capture since I find they like to flit about a bit... It's our dogs' favorite pastime - chasing butterflies and butterfly shadows! :)

Annesphamily said...

I LOVE butterflies and thought of posting about them too! These shots are amazing. Thanks for sharing.

Marie said...

These are amazing butterfly photos! I can rarely ever get a good shot! I love all the detail! Seeing that red spot on the swallowtail's tail is something you rarely see! Just beautiful...all of them!

jewaicious said...

Good grief, these are absolutely stunning.

Cathy said...

I can't decide which one is prettier. I also liked the information about what they like to eat.

Daniel LaFrance said...

You have a wide selection of butterflies in your area... packing a nice palette of colours.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

Your photos are stunning.

edenhills said...

Such beautiful pictures! We've had lots of admirals here, but I've just begun seeing the swallowtails. They are my favorites!

Jim said...

Pretty Butterflies, Ms. E.G. I heard just this week that if a butterfly lands on you then you will have good luck should make a wish right away.
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Jim's Alphabe-Thursday
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Lmkazmierczak said...

Lovely blog. Thanks for sharing♫♪

Sue said...

Thanks for these butterflies. I don't see nearly as many of them around as I used to.

It's sad.

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kaye said...

wow! gorgeous shots!

Lola said...

Hi again!

Visiting from Mrs Matlock’s, many thanks for stopping by.

Such a beautiful post – as always.

Have a lovely weekend!

VBR said...

What beautiful colors in these butterflies' wings. Thanks for sharing with us.

Rose said...

Love these butterfly pics....their color is so intense.

Jenny said...

What gorgeous pictures!

I really enjoyed your bounty of beautiful butterfly pictures.

You must be incredibly patient to capture images like this!

Thanks for sharing your talents.

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