Sunday, August 08, 2010

Butterflies on Water

Just some natural non-drugged beauty to respect all the heat we have endured.






(I had to reduce these and convert to .gif because I have been told that people are stealing photos and using them as their own on the net and perhaps putting up in places we would not approve!  Any of my readers could certainly have a file if they wanted and were willing to give attribution---just ask. )

16 comments:

Brian Miller said...

oh wow. some gorgeous colors on them...one almost seems pink and the second one i think has captured my eye the most...

Ily said...

Such beautiful colors and everything about these images reminds me of summer...in the northeast. We rarely see butterflies here in Miami for some odd reason.

Happy Sunday, my friend!

PS - I shut my blog down temporarily but will reopen when I return from my trip to the Bahamas.

Dave King said...

What can I say? Just superb!

Maha said...

Absolutely fantastic. Just wann aknow something, how did you take theses photos without the butterflies panicking and flying away?

sheri said...

tabor, your eye for the perfect photo and the patience to wait for it are simply amazing! i love these shots and appreciate how lovely the garden beneath these flying jewels is, too!

Friko said...

how on earth did you get them to hold still while you took their picture?
i tried photographing butterflies and got nothing but blur.

Tabor said...

I do use a zoom lens sometimes. But actually with our heat certain species sit every so still, especially in the early morning and I can us the regular lens.

One Woman's Journey said...

Tabor, I have to go along with Friko. I have not been able to get any images of my butterflies.
Sat outside early this morning and they were beautiful going from one flower to another. Their wings never stopped fluttering. Maybe I was not patient enough but the cool morning soon became much warmer. Your images are beautiful.

slommler said...

Look at those gorgeous butterflies! Wonderful photos!
Hugs
SueAnn

Leah J. Utas said...

Gorgeous.

bob said...

I'm totally impressed with your photos and your patience in getting these guys to sit still for a millisecond. They just won't do it for me.

As for the photo stealing, I wonder if it has something to do with the new way Google Images is displaying photos these days. My web stats sometimes lead me to believe some not-so-honest web site owners have found out how to manipulate the new Google coding.

Kerry said...

These are gorgeous; you have a nice variety of butterflies. Do you plant their favorite flowers in your garden?

I didn't know gif files prevented theft. hmmmm.

Deborah Carr said...

Wonderful photos...I especially love the cranberry colours of the last one...reminds me of a candy cane.

sweetmango said...

Gosh, like everyone else has said...these are really stunning.
Well done! You have a great eye and a steady hand.
xm

Kerri said...

Beautiful photos of gorgeous creatures, Tabor. You do so well capturing the garden visitors. Did those turtle eggs hatch out any babies?
Sorry the weather has been so difficult for you this summer. We've been grateful for the more normal temps and a few rain showers lately. It's been a dry summer for the most part though. Our sweet corn crop was a big disappointment due to weather and critters, but we had a half dozen meals of it and froze some so we're glad for that.
How are the daylilies doing?

Paul Nichols said...

Magnificent photos. I have some like these, but not as good.

I came here from Ily's blog.