Sunday, April 12, 2009

ONE BUTTERFLY LEFT- CRITTERS


Painted lady takes a break

Critters



Well that was either a very pretentious title, a really great pun or a misquote of one of my fav ipod albums. All three. Don't worry I am not about to break into a tedious Haiku with the sound of one hand clapping. Not that they are tedious ( oh ok actually a lot are) it's just everyone now thinks they can write one and frankly my dears, well they can't. I think you know what I mean. What we do have though are more butterflies. More of those painted ladies to be exact. Unlike the one last week I showed you looking onto half closed wings, here you can see the overwing and the underside of the wing. You can see the spotting and colouring better too. So I know what the butterfly is but not a clue on the plant. Last week the plant was a butterfly on a buddleja (butterfly bush to some of you) but this week I haven't a clue. I know I can rely on you as you comment to clarify what wild thing it is. It's in the meadow I showed last week last week, dry grassy area if that helps for identification purposes. To check out about the painted lady in more detail above click here

For more butterfly images on wild plants click the words below.


Buddleja Buddies
Red Admiral


For other critters of all shapes and sizes check out Misty Dawn's den and Camera Critters which is one year old today. As spring has sprung and the nights are getting lighter and longer expect to see more butterflies, especially painted lady ones. I did warn you there would be more of these butterflies. If you see a post for Big Fat Hairy Bikers though that will not be a species of butterfly but the real thing. If you see a post for Big Fat Hairy Bikers and Painted Ladies... you are on a very different blog to this one! To understand that paragraph from last week you really need to know what the other kinda painted lady is. No you find out for that info for yourself.


Now go flutterby some other critters.

foj

48 comments:

Bruce said...

Pretty flower...oops, I mean butterfly:)

marley said...

I like how this one shows all of the butterfly. No idea on the flower.

aNDI said...

Hi 5 B,

Joy0z said...

Oh I like the butterfly a lot. Happy Easter.

Martha said...

I love the critter and the post :-)

Melanie D said...

beautiful shot!

ramblingwoods.com said...

There is nothing wrong with generalities..animal, vegetable, mineral. I say vegetable..lol. I have to tell you that my mallard shot was taken at great personal cost when my so-called waterproof boot got sucked off into the mud and I wasn't wearing a wet suit..well.after I fell, I was wearing a wet suit...Michelle

Gaelyn said...

Nice painted lady, Now where's the big hairy biker? LOL

amanda said...

Great choice for this submission the Painted Lady has been following her migration pattern for the last few weeks (I am on the California coast)and this shot is beautiful!

fishing guy said...

Babooshka: We have no butterflies noe up north but they will flutter up to see us soon. Your Painted Lady is beautiful.

Willard said...

A shot combining both flowers and butterflies is one of my favorites and this one is extremely well done!

Brian Miller said...

great pic. very beautiful!

i beati said...

haven't seen a one in my yard yet..Sandy

Karen said...

Beautiful butterfly !!!

I've jus started seeing some fluttering around..

Me and my puppies said...

Very pretty!

Kelly said...

Fabulous shot of the butterfly! Great that you were able to capture both the top and bottom of the wings! Amazing....so sharp and focused too!! Well done! Don't know about the plant, but definitely looks familiar.

Lynette said...

Lovely butterfly. Your photo really accentuates the delicacy. Did you crop it like this, or is this how you shot it? I'm curious.

Cloudia said...

A perfect Spring Tonic! Thank you & aloha from one island gal to another ;-)

Babzy said...

really nice capture , i love butterflies !

Bibi said...

It's warming up here, but still no butterflies.... Yours will hold me 'til one shows up.

Pam said...

No idea about the flower. Very pretty butterfly. Very clear.

mannanan said...

Happy Easter Babooshka. Cracking photo again. Very surprised that you don't know the name of the flower as it is widespread on the island growing in the cracks of the walls. It is called Valarian....Sometimes dark red, pink or white it attracts lots of insects and butterflies in particular love it. In fact for two years running we had in our back garden a hummingbird hawk moth which are very rare in these parts.

Sharon said...

Beautiful photo!! Happy Easter:)

Isadora said...

Happy Easter to you - this is a great photo reminder of our transformation. :)

Dusty Lens said...

Well, who wouldn't want to take a break from nonestop fluttering to find that perfect flower. Which Imy guess would be bee-balm. Now,I'm not to caring to get a glimpse of a big fat biker, but that Harley modeled in a photo would be nice.

Tulip said...

beautiful butterflies. thanks for sharing. happy easter!

Sharon said...

A gorgeous butterfly photo!!

Pacey said...

Pretty Haiku, ooopppsss...painted lady. I love this butterfly too.

Babooshka said...

Mannanan-cheers on he flower query. I know my strengths but wild flowers aren't one of them. I'm sure I;ll have more as the year goes on.

Gattina said...

A real beautiful butterfly ! I don't know what happens but last year I have seen maybe 1 or 2 and they looked rather bad !

Laurie said...

what are you saying?/who says haiku is boring?/okay, this one is...

Love this, Babooshka. All that pretty bokeh behind the painted lady... gorgeous.

Lilli & Nevada said...

What a beauty .

Marie said...

I wish I could photograph butterflies. I can't because my camera is not "fast" enough! Your photo is very beautiful.

Denise said...

I do enjoy butterflies, and this one is just beautiful.

Adrienne in Ohio said...

Beautiful capture, Babooshka. I love the deep pink of the flower as well. Must be a few weeks ahead of us in terms of spring. Violets are the only wildflowers I've seen thus far.

Marie Reed said...

The Painted Lady was also a 1912 film directed by D.W. Griffith:)

Jim said...

Wild flowers all look the same to me pretty. Butterflies though I know. Very Pretty PL.

Afyonkarahisar said...

Easter happy holidays.

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imac said...

Wonderful shots, my friend.

Kris said...

Take a bow B.

Lori Lynn said...

I was trying to take a photo of a big black bumble bee today, I think I should look for butterflies instead. Really beautiful.
Happy Easter.
Lori Lynn

Cath said...

What a beautiful lady she is. :)

Manz said...

Pretty butterfly. Great capture.

Nothing wrong with the post title :)

susieofarabia said...

Such a perfect shot! (of course!)

Carletta said...

LOVELY! :)

kRiZ cPEc said...

I wanted to say it's a shot with nice shallow DOF. thanks for sharing.

Leif Hagen said...

Cool butterfly pic! Fun to look through your blog postings. I'm new to CDP; I started the EAGAN daily photo. Never thought I'd have contact with someone on the "ISLE OF MAN." Most people maybe don't know about it?? Regards from Minnesota, USA

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