Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Butterflies and Bees

I had only seen a few butterflies this year and the Painted Lady was a great find so when I saw another butterfly on the sedum I ran and got my camera. I think this one is a Meadow Fritillary. It is a lot smaller then the Painted Lady but really looks good in its own colors.
Since I had the camera at ready I shot a few Bumble Bees.

This one was really covered in pollen all over doing its job.
Here is a Honey Bee working the sedum.
This is my forth butterfly I was able to get this year. I was kidding Klaus of Virtua Gallery today because he had a post of 21 beautiful butterflies today and I was happy with this one. Check out his slide show and display of butterflies.

24 comments:

Luke Wiley said...

I love all these insects. very nice!

dot said...

Maybe Klaus found a butterfly garden. Like you, I've only seen about 4 different kinds in my area.
I've never seen the one you have pictured today. It's really pretty. Nice pictures!

Salty said...

Nice captures! I just posted a shot of a Sulphur butterfly, there are so many variations of Sulphurs that I hesitate to be more specific.

Thanks for taking the time to research your Meadow Fritillary, they to can be the very devil to identify.

The Birdlady said...

Oh, FG, these are exquisite!

Leedra said...

You got another one on me. I haven't seen the Meadow Fritillary yet. I like the 2nd bee (on the pink sedum) the best.

Twisted Fencepost said...

Well maybe you only have one butterfly, but it's a beauty!
Great pictures, as usual!

Fish Whisperer said...

FG great butterfly shots. You certainly have an eye for them.
Cheers

evlahos said...

excellent series. so wonderful colors.

Lawstude said...

beautiful critters and beautifully captured too.

thanks for the birthday greetings. truly appreciate it. take care.

Reader Wil said...

Oh boy, stunning photos! Beautiful colours and excellent composition!

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

So beautiful... I know I'm always in for a treat when I arrive here on your blog. Very well done.

Darla said...

Very nice.....the bees do like the Sedum.

Darla said...

Got something waiting for you at my place, c'mon over and pick it up!

Shellmo said...

Well I envy your beautiful butterfly pics and bees - yesterday I had ZERO. Well done!

Lapa37 said...

Nice pictures it's funny how you can even make a bee look pretty.

marmee said...

very cool captures of your garden friends!

Ivar Ivrig said...

Wonderful post and beautiful pictures :-)

Cátia said...

wow! nice captures!wonderful

Denise said...

I enjoyed your series of photos this morning. Love your butterlies, bees and flowers.

Texas Travelers said...

Nice Meadow Fritillary. We don't have this species in Texas.

Thanks for sharing,
Troy

Carletta said...

All good FG - love the one of the bee on the pink blossom - makes for a really nice photo!

Jack and Joann said...

Beautiful Photos! Very, very nice.

***Fotografia e Luz*** said...

a very beautiful series of photos

Louise said...

Four butterflies is more than I have gotten! All mine are flying, which doesn't make for terrific photos. I actually got two or three sitting still in a butterfly exhibit at the botanical garden last week, but never just outside. The sedum is a great backdrop for these photos!