Showing posts with label butterflies. Show all posts
Showing posts with label butterflies. Show all posts

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Butterflies...part 3

Last but not least...

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Banana bokeh = yummy :)

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What a beautiful day! I can't wait for these beauties to return...hopefully soon!

Friday, March 16, 2012

Butterflies...part 2

It was really quite difficult to photograph these beauties, believe it or not. I was constantly fighting the harsh sunlight and the dark shade. I may be too picky, but out of approx 200 photos, I pulled about 26 "good" ones out.

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Thursday, March 15, 2012

Butterflies...part 1

We went to The Butterfly House last weekend. I could have stayed for hours...unfortunately "the kids" got cranky and hot. Next time I may just leave their cranky, hot butts at home! :)

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So beautiful!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Win an Epiphaine!

I'm saving up for a pink (or red ;) "Lola" Epiphanie ...maybe I'll be lucky enough to win one in their "Green" photo contest. I think this is a good candidate!

"Green"  I entered the Epiphanie Camera Bags Picture It photo contest.

I entered the Epiphanie Camera Bags Picture It photo contest. Enter here

Saturday, March 10, 2012

10/52 A Perfect Pair

A trip to The Butterfly House closed out this week. What a great day spent with these beauties. I can't wait for them to come back from winter break! :)

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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

December!

Good golly, where did November...much less the year, go?!
25 days until Christmas...it's time to get busy. Threw this
together this morning as a possible gift, but decided against
it. Unless I can find a reasonable 12x12 frame, it will not
happen. But I've said that before, so who knows. I think it
turned out ok.


butterfly collage

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Sitting outside...

before it warms up for the day, enjoying my coffee, when
I decide to go get my camera. Not really sure what I'm
taking pictures of, as I've really gotten all the hummingbird
pictures...AND the one I've wanted...so, what else?! Here's
a few of the "what else"...

Have already gotten a good/better one of these,
but another can't hurt. This one blends
in with the background too much. In my opinion!

I have been trying to get one of these guys for
a while now. They are almost harder to photograph
than a hummingbird. Very hard to get a crisp focus.

A pretty moth

Another hummer...not as good as my other one though.

The cat...that jumped up to grab said hummer...that
scared the bejeezes out me! (He did miss and I sent
him on his merry way!) Well, sorta...he came and
slept under my feet for a while!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Excitement!

What a beautifully, un-humid (spring-like) day! It makes spending all day cleaning yesterday so worth it! I spent the morning hanging out with my butterfly bushes in the cool morning air. I probably would have just ignored all the moths...because they're always there...but the creme de la creme showed up...the Monarch! I've been waiting for him/her to show up for a while now and it picked a beautiful day to show. I'm not even sure I can pick a favorite. There were many more...maybe I'll load more tomorrow while all the boys are hanging out together. Being the only girl with 6 guys in the house for the next few days gives me the right to hide out! :)

These 2 are really cool (probably my favorite)
 because the moon is in the background.
I focused on the moon in the bottom picture,
which blurs the butterfly in the foreground.






The little finches are coming to enjoy the the
sunflowers that are finally going to seed.




Still working on a decent hummingbird picture.
These were shot thru the patio screen door.


Sunset the other night.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

More butterflies...starting to get bored with them...


 
The first one I took is prettier because the flower was completely framed. This one is kind of blah because the flower is closed. Still not bad though. This one shows more detail on the wings.

This little beauty showed up yesterday. Poor things wing was all tore up but it surely wasn't slowing him/her down! It was nice to find another variety. I think the yellow swallowtail is more photogenic. The blue on the wings tends to be more metallic looking. And when it's wings are opened, its all black and you don't see the pretty blue, like on the outside.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Father's Day

To all the Dad's that I love...a few from yesterday.

I guess they're not called butterfly bushes for nothing!

Twice as nice

I'm not sure what the bug is in the background
but it is kinda cool.

This was not my favorite, but I like the moth that
snuck in there.

My goal today is to get the elusive hummingbird. He's been pretty shy when I'm around. All I want is a decent picture. Just one, I'm not greedy! :)