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By Flcrazy


 Spicebush Swallowtail



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Beautiful, Flcrazy !

26 Jul, 2009

 

Bravo, Flcrazy!

26 Jul, 2009

 

That's a pretty one :)

26 Jul, 2009

 

Wow.....amazing butterfly such a gorgeous dark shade......its beautiful Jerrie!

26 Jul, 2009

 

beautifull!

26 Jul, 2009

 

Another beauty.

26 Jul, 2009

 

Can imagine that blue almost shimmering in the light ..what a great collection of flying beauties.

26 Jul, 2009

 

Your Tithonia is definitely a butterfly magnet..super pic

26 Jul, 2009

 

Stunning!

26 Jul, 2009

 

Thanks for your wonderful comments ! It just hit me yesterday when a butterfly flew right by my face, that I haven't taken any butterfly pictures so far this summer and I don't know why....?? I'm getting senile already I guess...:-(

26 Jul, 2009

 

beautiful photo and love the pearlescent blue~stunning!

4 Aug, 2009

 

What a lovely thing I dont see many butterflies about here LOL or maybe I need new glasses

4 Aug, 2009

 

Wonderful photo of a stunning butterfly.

4 Aug, 2009

 

Thanks DottyDaisy, I don't know what I would do if it weren't for those tithonia plants. Be butterflyless I guess...lol

5 Aug, 2009

 

Fantastic pic! You get the best photos. They are gorgeous butterflies.

6 Aug, 2009

 

Beautiful butterfly

6 Aug, 2009

 

I'm going to plant Tithonia again next season...hope I can attract some beautiful specimens like this! Fantastic photography as usual!!

6 Aug, 2009

 

Thanks so much for your lovely comments ! We only get two black butterflies here where I live, this is the one I get the most of and luckily he's not camera shy .

6 Aug, 2009

 

That's beautiful, sadly there don't seem to be many butterflies around this year again, even on my buddleias

11 Aug, 2009

 

We're experiencing fewer butterflies this year too Bornagain. We used to get alot of Monarch butterflies, but scientists say that they changed their migratory route due to lack of host plants and food. I rarely get to see one anymore. If I'm lucky enough to catch one on camera this year, I'll be sure to post a pic of it.

12 Aug, 2009

 

We still have the milkweed in the field beside us...been keeping an eye...but haven't seen any butterflies! Do you think the fact that it's been a wet summer could have anything to do with it as well?

12 Aug, 2009

 

Here in England, a lot of insecticides and other poisonous substances are used . I think people forget that to have butterflies you need caterpillers! I don't think this can be the only cause of the decline which I have noticed over the past 7 years or more. The only ones I see in any numbers (albeit small) are the cabbage whites. I have a photo somewhere from 13 0r 14 years ago of a friends buddleia, the flowers of which are almost totally hidden by butterflies of many varieties. It's so sad :-(

12 Aug, 2009

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Bornagain - I'm surprised you haven't seen many butterflys this year - here in Hereford there seem to be loads this year! Painted Ladys and Peacocks seem to have done very well, although I haven't seen any Tortoise Shells at all....

12 Aug, 2009

 

Sid, you've obviously lured all of ours there! My mothers family were from Hereford, it's a lovely county, but can't quite compete with Walsall:-))

12 Aug, 2009

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Yup, you've found me out - I lured all of Walsall's butterflys to my garden with promises of huge budlejhas and lots plants for catapillars to eat - my garden is easy to find - just follow the cries of "aaaahhgg - ger' off me cabbages!" LOL

13 Aug, 2009

 

:-))

13 Aug, 2009

 

Gorgeous butterfly, good pic!

13 Aug, 2009

 

Glad you like it Indy, it's not as colorful as some of your butterflies across the pond !

13 Aug, 2009

 

It has such a lovely dark beauty to it I wish we had them here i can tell you!

13 Aug, 2009

 

Too bad we can't swap butterflies like we can swap seeds...lol

13 Aug, 2009

 

I didn't know we were allowed to do that!

13 Aug, 2009

 

As long as no dirt is involved, ( like swapping plants is not allowed ), I think it is okay .....?

13 Aug, 2009

 

lovely!

15 Aug, 2009

 

Wow! Shall look at the rest of your butterflies!

16 Aug, 2009

 

Thanks Gunner, I'll have to take some more butterfly photos, I've not been taking many butterfly photos this year, I've been a slacker...lol

16 Aug, 2009

 

Amazing picture, thankyou !

23 Aug, 2009

 

You're very welcome Davey. Glad you liked it .

23 Aug, 2009

 

Oh I say !!! Gorgeous !

30 Aug, 2009

 

He would stand out in a crowd with his handsome dark coloring wouldn't he Sue...lol

30 Aug, 2009

 

Too true !!

30 Aug, 2009

 

That is absolutley gorgeous...

5 Sep, 2009

 

Thanks Maranddar ! So glad you like it.

5 Sep, 2009

 

Beautiful !

29 Oct, 2010

 

Appreciate that Anchorman, I didn't take any photos of the butterflies or garden this year. I've been doing alot of remodeling in the house and really let the garden go, but I still had plenty of butterflies to bring a smile to my face when I did get a chance to go outside for a walk in the garden. Luckily for me the butterflies weren't partial to only neat kept gardens... They didn't care if it was a mess or not....lol.

29 Oct, 2010

 

Oh that sounds so familiar!... you have my sympathy, Flcrazy!

29 Oct, 2010

 

Hi Lori..., I really appreciate your support friend. You of all people know what it's like to be in my shoes don't you...;-)Hope all is well and that you're remembering to take some time out to stop and smell the roses...

30 Oct, 2010

 

looks like the roses will be long dead before I have any time, Flcrazy! we're moving the end of Dec. arghhh!

31 Oct, 2010



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