Monday, September 22, 2008

Butterlies on the milkweed

These were taken in July behind my house in the hay field. Not too good of hay, but great for the butterflies. Notice the 1st photograph has a Skipper, Buckeye, Variegated Fritillary and a bee all on the same bloom.I went in the house and came back out and captured the Monarch.


I also saw American Painted Lady, but did not get a good photograph of it.

By the way, my hand is good. I kept it in ice water as long as I could stand, then out for a few minutes and back in. Did this for about 1 hour, looks like I am not going to have any problems. Will be able to tell later this evening I am sure. I hope the hummingbird enjoys what I was making him.

8 comments:

Darla said...

Great shots, I finally saw a Monarch, thanks for explaining what they look like and it was beautiful. Glad your hand is going to be fine. You were making Bird's Milk huh? That's what my dad calls it.

Shellmo said...

You definitely have the magic touch for the butterflies!! Please send some to me.

2sweetnsaxy said...

These are great! How cool was it to get so many little critters on one flower. Sorry about your hand.

Gardener's Garden said...

I'm sorry to hear about your hand but it sure didn't affect your photography skills. We've been in a drought most of the summer so many of my plants have died and I don't have the wonderful butterflies this year. Thanks so much for sharing yours.

Adventure girl wanna be said...

Wow Gorgeous! New here! Love it!
We are both Sagatarius;)

Dorothy said...

Hi Leedra,
I'm glad to hear that you soaked your hand in ice water. That usually takes the burn out if it's not too bad. Great butterflies!

Fish Whisperer said...

Great butterfly shots. I can never catch them. Hope the hand is better. Don't forget to put aloe on it. Soothes and heals with less scarring.
Cheers

fishing guy said...

Leedra: Beautiful butterfly shots, hope the hand keeps getting better.