28.5.11

Citrus Butterfly



There are many butterflies in the garden.
This is a citrus butterfly which has been very accommodative in allowing its photos to be taken from various angles.
It takes several weeks for an egg to eventually become a butterfly but  it survives only about 5 days in this beautiful state.


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19 comments:

  1. Beautiful! I love butterflies and very rarely am able to get a good shot. They are just always in a hurry! happy critter day!

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  2. That first one is like right out of a sci fi movie....huge butterfly collides head on in a duel of wits!!

    Incredible.

    My Critter blog this week is a photo of a laughing gull, AND I added a touching dog video -1.5 minutes long- of a dog that was blown away in a tornado only to CRAWL home 2 weeks later. It's a must see...the stamina and determination of animals.

    Have a great weekend.

    Here's my link to Camera Critters.

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  3. nice shots.
    mine is here : http://jidhujose.blogspot.com/2011/05/day-221-one-tusker.html

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  4. He looks like something out of a painting. Love the huge eyes :)

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  5. Really well done!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  6. It is a pretty butterfly, love the coloring. Fantastic photos.

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  7. What a beautiful pattern, great shots!

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  8. You don't very often get photos of butterflies straight on like your first photo, but its brilliant! Great set of photos.

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  9. That is so gorgeous! It's a shame it doesn't live longer!

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  10. Oh, what a wonderful macro you captured in pictures!
    Soon it will be a long vacation in Sweden for me and Swedish flowers on Monday macro!
    Have a nice day!

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  11. Gorgeous details of the butterfly wings.

    Happy Macro Monday.

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  12. good shot. Fantastic photos. If you have a time please follow my blog, http://wwwmysrilanka.blogspot.com

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  13. Gorgeous photos... particularly like the balance in the first photo.

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  14. Beautiful butterfly--beautiful photos. So sad that they are "here and gone" so quickly. Mickie :)

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  15. wonderful macro, as usual.

    loving your photography!
    betty

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