Tuesday, September 25, 2007
butterfly

I had no idea that Butterfly's liked the flowers on the Senecio's here in my garden...This is the very first year I have seen a Butterfly spending a lot of time here, every day....It was purely by accident that I discovered this phenomenon.....I was actually photographing a Bee......and lo and behold, there was this Butterfly who I actually thought was a moth of some kind....From the picture above, it looks more like a moth to me, but, I know nothing about this really, but that doesn't stop me from conjecture. Here's what I honestly do think: I think it was a "young" Butterfly....I have no idea if this is correct, at all, it's just that within days this beauty below came to visit.... And, I have since gotten quite a few wonderful pictures of this lovely lovely Butterfly and it's cousins...Here below are some more pictures of this very delicate creature..... I kind of love this one above because she/he is somewhat hidden behind the blossoms and I love that you can see the light coming through the wings, too....Lovely..... The sun was kind of in the wrong place while I was trying to get many of these pictures....I was looking into the sun a lot of the time, but then, the dear Butterfly would move to another blossom and I could move too.... Here below is another view of this stunning Butterfly. And another..... And yes....another..... And yes, yes, yes....and yet, another..... And.....ditto, ditto, ditto.....
Do click on these pictures to see them a bit bigger....the design on the wings and the body of this Butterfly is awesome.....And one last one here below...... There are a couple of others, too and the truth is I Love Them All...but I don't want to wear out my Butterfly Welcome with all of you....So, that's it for now....








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32 Comments:
Anonymous gel
had this to say:

Hi Naomi,
These are lovely closeups! I have adored butterflies since I was a child and even have some things like jewelry or boxes with the butterfly art adorning them (not preserved butterflies- not into that).

I need a closeup lens for my camera. I watch, in fascination,those bees and butteflies (and even praying mantises and oh, so many birds) fly into our "woods" because I'm often inside due to horrid allergies. However, I long to catch closeups like these. Thanks for the treats!

Tuesday, September 25, 2007 at 1:12:00 AM PDT 

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I think she's a moth.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007 at 1:44:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

Those are wonderful set of photos. Naomi you are so good in photography! I usually take pictures of butterflies during summer.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007 at 1:46:00 AM PDT 

Blogger PI
had this to say:

Who could possible improve on nature? The colours and the design leave one speechless.
"I'd be a butterfly; living a rover,
Dying when fair things are fading away."
Thomas Haynes Bayly 1797-1839

Tuesday, September 25, 2007 at 4:03:00 AM PDT 

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These pictures are delightful! I don't know how you manage to take them the way you do, they are quite incredible. And no, you can never have enough butterfly pictures, so always feel free to post as many as you like!! :)

Tuesday, September 25, 2007 at 4:42:00 AM PDT 

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Ok Naomi.. you either have a HUGE close up lens or you are out in your garden everyday for all the nature pics! Which is it? lol..

aren't butterfly wing designs amazing?!

Tuesday, September 25, 2007 at 4:54:00 AM PDT 

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Beautiful capture. I love getting close ups like that. I also enjoy the anticipation of downloading them to see if I got the exact shot I was aiming for.

Again, they are beautiful.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007 at 9:16:00 AM PDT 

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Oh Naomi... great captures. I don't know that I've seen that kind of butterfly before. We get lots of the smaller variety cuz of our purple lantana. :) Once in a while, we see the large ones.
~S

Tuesday, September 25, 2007 at 10:53:00 AM PDT 

Blogger TLP
had this to say:

I don't think I could ever tire of your pictures. I love butterflies.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007 at 2:20:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

Such a beautiful butterfly. How do you get such good pictures? You must have on heck of a camera.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007 at 2:22:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

There is nothing more beautiful than a butterfly.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007 at 3:08:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

Whatever it's name, it is very beautiful!


Junie

Tuesday, September 25, 2007 at 8:15:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

Are you kidding? We never tire of your pics, Naomi!

Tuesday, September 25, 2007 at 8:19:00 PM PDT 

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First let me say those are beautiful pictures. But your pictures always are. If I am not mistaken it is a butterfly. One way to tell the difference I have been told and read some where is a moths antenna look like feathers. So going by that I would say she is a beautiful butterfly.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007 at 10:06:00 PM PDT 

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Beautiful, of course!!!

Tuesday, September 25, 2007 at 11:28:00 PM PDT 

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Living in the tropics I get to see lots of butterflies. The area of Northern Queensland is pretty famous for the Ullyses Butterfly which is electric (*electric*!!) blue in colour with a black body. I have yet to photograph one because they are always just fluttering past. Amazing. We even have butterflies that are HUGE. Monet and I sppotted one a while back that was honestly the size of my two hands put together. Its wings were seriously scary with black, red and grey markings.

I admire your photos for you ablility to actually capture them! Well done.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007 at 11:39:00 PM PDT 

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Simply gorgeous! Bravo for capturing such wonderful images of this beautiful little visitor to your garden. I just love the first picture as it is a wonderful composition adn also the ones taken from below with the sky as the backdrop and the sun shining through it's wings.

It's markings are incredible! You are so lucky to haev such a lovely garden that attracts these marvellous visitors dear Naomi!

Thank you for your lovely comments on my photos of the Vienna opera house. I love the second one best too and I am really happy with it.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007 at 2:55:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

I have always been a huge lover of butterflies, so I really enjoyed your photos.
I have butterflies everywhere here in my studio....the border print, lace butterflies in my windows, butterfly note paper. They've always appeared mystical to me and represent growth and rebirth.
SO thanks for sharing.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007 at 6:36:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

What gorgeous photos! You know, I don't even know what I have in my own backyard. I really need to follow your example and take a look! Thanks for the idea!!

Wednesday, September 26, 2007 at 7:28:00 AM PDT 

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awesome! have you purchased a macro lens then? or are you just getting really really good at your photography?

i love the bees and butterflys and bugs, i love to see spiders making webs, and bees with pollon clinging to their legs its natural wonder at its best. thanks.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007 at 9:23:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

Extrodinary well done closeups of a beauty of a butterfly.
-- Here we feel the summer arrives after the first view of a butterfly. They live only one day as a butterfly, I'm told. It's a pity, 'cause they are so beautiful.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007 at 11:27:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

It's always a pleasure to discover your photos, Naomi! This butterfly is pure joy. Really, you did a good job here!

Wednesday, September 26, 2007 at 12:38:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

gorgeous...dontcha just love butterflies??? chag sameach my friend

Wednesday, September 26, 2007 at 1:02:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

Like I've said before about your macro pics from your garden: Your taking the story about the birds and the breeze and now butterfly into newer dimensions LoL

and now you've figured out how to post with clickeble pic for full size - well done Nomi.

As to your comment on my blog about Gorden going to Norway, read my reply and I've also sent you a mail about it.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007 at 2:01:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

They say that butterflies are the souls of those departed. One came the day after Fenway died. I like to think every time one comes up to me in the backyard, it is indeed him visiting me letting me know he is ok.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007 at 3:05:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

Great pictures as usual dear Naomi!! Butterflies are so pretty. I've been thinking of getting a butterfly bush for our yard to attract more of them.

I did enjoy our conversation so much!! Thank you for calling!!

xxooxx

Wednesday, September 26, 2007 at 3:45:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

I love the full spread ones. I think the marking look more like a moth. Last year I saw a light green butterfly. I spent hours trying to identify it via the internet but never really did, except that my friend Jayn told me they did exist but were rare.

Is the butterfly coming back each day?

Wednesday, September 26, 2007 at 6:38:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

I'll say one thing: You sure do know what to do with the business end of a camera. My goodness! And butterflies, too!

I suppose you saw the butterflies on my blog.

But I really want to invite you over to take a look at the flower I just uploaded. I didn't take the picture, but our "daughter" did. I still have to ask her the story behind it. Come see.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007 at 6:57:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

Naomi I swear you just get better and better with your photography. The light through the little wings is just splendid....and you never have any dark yucky shadows!

If I win a bunch of money in Vegas can I send a car for you??? We could play blackjack together and you could tell me wonderful stories!

Wednesday, September 26, 2007 at 7:46:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

Wow! You've got lots of wildlife visiting you!

Great close-up shots!

Wednesday, September 26, 2007 at 9:48:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

Sorry that I wasn't be able to be very present...I know you understand...but I'll have a little bit more time now...your pics are so beautiful!!!

Maria

Thursday, September 27, 2007 at 10:16:00 AM PDT 

Anonymous Lyn M.
had this to say:

My mother loved butterflies and always wore a little butterfly pin on the shoulder of her dress. She said butterflies reminded her of all things beautiful.

Monday, October 1, 2007 at 2:06:00 PM PDT 

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