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I am relisting this photo, because I think it's one of my better ones :-)


I hope you like.

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In my opinion one of our most beautiful butterflies.


Hope you agree.

Photo taken near Lausanne, Switzerland

Photo taken near Lausanne, Switzerland

Shortly after the first shot this beautiful yellow butterfly landed on the Lilly's leave.


Kruger National Park.


Thanks for your visits, comments, faves, invites, etc. I really appreciate it very much.


Photo taken near Apples, Switzerland

The butterflies have been very scarce in my part of Crawley, and this is my absolute first ever at the Pond and there were two of them !

I was a fair distance away and saw what I thought was a bright orange leaf caught in the Bramble foliage. Then - joy of joys - I saw this butterfly resting in plain view - although still a distance away.

I chose to use my trusty and convenient Olympus Stylus1 , which has a small zoom lens, so I was able to appreciate what a beautiful butterfly this is.

I had to look it up when I got home and discovered it is a Polygonia c-album or 'Comma' or 'Angel Wings'

It gets its name from the only white marking on its underside, which resembles a comma. what a pity I couldn't see it.

It's amazing the pleasure I feel at seeing the beauties of God's creation - marvelous ....


I think this is some type of swallowtail, yet don't know what kind .If you do , please tell..For those that are still in snow and cold now , spring is coming, for you...


Information Courtesy of Born To Be Mild...Thank you !!


(aka Tiger Swallowtail)

This unique species of swallowtail is a quick and strong flier, gliding when able. The males are a bright yellow, while the females can exhibit two different color forms; yellow and black and black and blue. The darker form is more common in the southern states. The caterpillar is just as remarkable, it resembles a small snake with eyespots. This butterfly particularly enjoys pink, purple, and red flowers, and is a wonderful visitor to any garden.


I found a fabulous site to help with butterfly ids it is .html

Highest Position on Explore: July 26, 2008: #401

"Butterfly Hunting" - Hunting butterflies in Autumn. Gulf fritillaries are especially active this time of season. Dancing from flower to flower they light my garden with autumn radiance.


The second photo from the "Radiance" series.

The Butterfly is a symbol of change, joy and love, metamorphosis.


Butterfly is a powerful symbol in myth and religion.

For Early Christians, it represented the soul itself.

In China it symbolized conjugal bliss and joy.

American Indians call upon the butterfly for guidance in changes and happiness.


Change and Transformation

If you are going through changes or transitions in your life right now, study the butterfly to make these changes beneficial, joyful and rewarding. All change is good - even if it may not seem so at the time. Change is a natural process and is necessary for growth and accomplishment in life.


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Our love affair is a wondrous thing

That we'll rejoice in remembering

Our love was born with our first embrace

And a page was torn out of time and space


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A beautiful Thursday Flower + Butterfly to all of you !!


Uma linda Quinta Flor + Borboleta prá todos vocês !!




ciao felice giornata a tutti... ;o)

Photo taken near Vallorbe, Switzerland

Thanks everyone. It peaked at #45 in Explore.


And recently won a contest:

Photo taken near Lausanne, Switzerland

If you chased him and caught him, would you hurt him, keep him, or let him go?


From "The Book That Dreams"


:copyright: G P F for All images and text, please do not use without my express permission.

The Ismenius Tiger or Tiger Heliconian (Heliconius ismenius) is a butterfly of the Nymphalidae family found in Central America and northern South America. They are highly populous as south as Ecuador and Venezuela and as north as southern Mexico, Guatemala and Belize. The H. ismenius are more commonly called the tiger-striped long wing butterfly. The H. ismenius’s nickname is blatantly derived from its long butterfly wing structure as well as the beautiful burnt orange and black stripes, which resemble the stripes of a tiger coat. Pierre André Latreille, a French Zoologist, found the Heliconius ismenius in 1817. The H. ismenius is known for being the first individual evidence, other than Charles Darwin’s finch research in the Galapagos Islands, for the proof of natural selection, exemplified by Henry Walter Bates.


Heliconius ismenius se nomme l'Œil du tigre en français, Tiger-striped Longwing en anglais. La sous espèce Clarescens se trouve au Costa Rica et au Panama

I do not have an identification on this lovely butterfly--just love the blues, purples and white against the brown. If anyone knows, please feel free to let me know.


Taken at the Tucson Botanical Gardens Butterfly Exhibit 2011-2012.


Explored June 17, 2012, highest position 210.

The butterfly was sharing a thistle flower with a hornet.

Explore #28 on November 25th...I am trying to figure out how to see the front page from two days ago? cuz this would be on it since it is on page 3 at this moment in time...9:02pm November 27th...hmmmm?


...thanks to Nejire for the explore notice..!


Hey! Wow I've been working too hard..anyways...this shot was taken at the Kuranda Butterfly Conservatory in Cairns...I didn't get all that many good shots as the lighting was either too bright or too shadowdy or a combo of we were on a guided tour and had only about 45 minutes there...but I did at least get a few good ones..I will have to find a local b-fly place to get more shots further on down the road! So this is my Happy Bokeh Wednesday Eve and Happy Bokeh Wednesday coming around to see what's up with ya'll!


Gorgeous viewed large on black!



Butterfly World, Coconut Creek, Florida.

Monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) is a milkweed butterfly (subfamily Danainae) in the family Nymphalidae. It may be the most familiar North American butterfly. Its wings feature an easily recognizable orange and black pattern, with a wingspan of 8.9–10.2 cm (3½–4 in) (the viceroy butterfly is similar in color and pattern, but is markedly smaller and has an extra black stripe across the hind wing).


The eastern North American monarch population is notable for its multigenerational southward late-summer/autumn migration from the United States and northern Canada to Mexico, covering thousands of miles. The western North American population of monarchs west of the Rocky Mountains most often migrate to sites in California but have been found in overwintering Mexico sites. Monarchs were transported to the International Space Station and were bred there.

This pair of common blue butterflies were certainly enjoying the sunshine ;o)


I got many shots of these two while they were mating, a third came along (another male) and the first male flew off to be replaced by the new male!!!!


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I've always heard it is best to photograph insects when it is over cast or when they are not in the sun but I much prefer having the sunshine there.

Canon EOS 5D Mark II :copyright: 2017 Klaus Ficker. Photos are copyrighted. All rights reserved. Pictures can not be used without explicit permission by the creator

Butterfly 20/07/2014 11:17 DSC_3592

Nikon D3

Lens: Sigma 180MM F.2.8

Exposure :1/1600 sec; f/5,6; ISO 500

Converting Raw: Capture One 7

Had to work on this shot since there hasn't been a lot of colour around these parts in a while.

Photo taken near Lausanne, Switzerland

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