Friday, August 13, 2010

Tawny Emperor

I stepped outside this morning with camera in hand with the telephoto lens. The second I closed the door this little butterfly landed on my hand. I sure was wishing there was somebody else around to photograph it. I also instantly thought "Tawny Emperor". Don't know where I brought that thought from, but I think I was correct.

I walked over to the zinnia patch and had to force the butterfly to leave my hand for the zinnia blooms. The color of this cutie is just unbelievable, such a dreamy color.

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8 comments:

Sunny said...

Leedra, these pictures are gorgeous. They look almost like a painting. What wonderful markings on the butterfly.
Hope your weekend is delightful.
☼ Sunny

Mildred said...

Thank you Leedra for this lovely post. I always feel close to God when a butterfly lands on me! This is a marvelous color and so pretty on the zinnia.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Amazing pictures.The color of the butterfly are so perfect on this flower.
Blessings,Ruth

The Early Birder said...

An appropriate name for this beautiful futter. FAB.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Leedra, WOW---he landed on your hand???? How special is that... Was someone from heaven talking to you???? I always associate butterflies with those who has passed on.

What a great name for that butterfly... He looks like an emperor!!!!! WOW!!!!

Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day/weekend.
Hugs,
Betsy

Elaine said...

What a magical moment for you! It's as if he was waiting for you. You picked the perfect flower to put him on to get some beautiful photos.

Darla said...

They know they are safe with you. Beautiful captures as usual Leedra. You doing okay?

George said...

I'm glad you were able to interest the butterfly in the zinnia bloom so you could get these wonderful pictures.

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