Sunday, August 31, 2008

Painted Lady (Camera Critters)

A Painted Lady butterfly lights upon orange and yellow lantana. Despite living only a couple of weeks, these speckled lepidoptera are probably the most widespread butterfly in the world.

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Sue said...

Gorgeous butterfly! I love the warm colors of this pic :)

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bobbie said...

Painted ladies are so lovely! This is a wonderful picture.

babooshka said...

You always have such lovely close ups.

Barking Dogs said...

Great photo! Thanks for sharing. Stop by and visit with my Camera Critter, too!

Kahshe Cottager said...

Aren't they pretty butterflies? The lantana is a perfect colour for this photograph too. Schoolkids here often raise Painted Ladies in their classrooms for release.

Have a wonderful weekend!
My Camera Critters Here and Here

Texas Travelers said...

I love the shot of the "Gulf Fritillary".
She painted up like a lady though.
Nice photo. They are usually hard to approach.

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Troy and Martha

June said...

Absolutely gorgeous shot!

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Jim said...

I was trying to take that exact picture yesterday! The dang butterfly would not stay still. I got the flower. :-) Maybe I will post that another day. You can see the flower in the background on my post today.

Jackie said...

That is an absolutely fantastic picture! The detail is superb!

Thanks for leaving a comment on my Sibiu photoblog - much appreciated!

Jackie (Glasgow and Sibiu DPs)

Tink *~*~* said...

Very pretty, and amazing that you have captured the tiny falling blossom in mid-air!

Tink *~*~*
My Mobile Adventures *~*~*

Kelly said...

Beautiful "painted lady" I just love Monarchs! Great photos!

Misty Dawn said...

Breathtakingly beautiful! This is absolutely gorgeous.

Halcyon said...

Spectacular! A real beauty!

Christy said...

I am finishing my rounds on camera critters. Very nice photo, I love the butterflies.