May 7, 2011 - this is an upside-down Hackberry Emperor butterfly that I caught "hanging around" the house the other day. Best viewed in X2.
Thanks so much for all the comments this week, I apologize for being less than able to comment back, but I will catch up soon.
The wedding went well last night & Misty was of course a gorgeous bride. We were so proud. Tonight is the reception/party for about 300 people, so that should be fun too.
Take care my friends, and have a wonderful Saturday!
May 3, 2011
A little break from the car photos today. This is a shot of some Hackberry Emperor Butterflies on some shrubs outside our house. We are just covered with these little butterflies and they love the blooms on this shrub. Papa, help me out with the name of this shrub.
These lovely little butterflies are not the only bugs in our yard, we have "June Bugs" everywhere (not sure that's their real name) but they are like little brown, kamokazi bugs that throw themselves violently into the doors & windows of the house. The June Bugs dive into the doors & windows every night for the last 2 nights. They are everywhere & nasty little buggers.
I'd like more of these pretty little butterflies please - no more nasty June bugs.
Best viewed in X2.
PP is Topaz spicify filter - it's fast becoming one of my favorites.
Hope you enjoy these pretty little butterflies!
March 11, 2011
More signs of Spring!!! The honey bees are working hard right now. I walked by one of our Bradford Pears and the whole tree was buzzing - litterly buzzing with the noise of these busy little guys at their work. I ran into the house and grabbed the camera, put the macro lens on and snapped a LOT of bee photos. This is my favorite, I hope you enjoy it too. I particularly liked all the details: the iridescent sheen of the wings, the tiny hairs on the body of the bee and the finer points of the flowers are my favorite features of this photo.
Best viewed in larger sizes.
Thank you all for your wonderful comments on the car shot today. I am so sorry I'm traveling & having long days and late nights so I'm not commenting much. But I'll catch up soon.
Have a BEE-U-T-FUL day!