Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Clearwing Moth

This Clearwing Moth is a Snowberry. I would love to see the Hummingbird Clearwing Moth,
because it has more color than the Snowberry.
The Snowberry was in my flowerbeds for 4 or 5 days.

The one below the wings can't be seen at all,
guess that is where it got it's name.
But against the sidewalk background the wings can be seen.

If you only click on one to enlarge, it needs to be the one below.

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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Coneflowers and a skipper

This photograph (taken in June) makes me realize how few Skippers I have seen this year. I usually have lots of different skippers. Other than the Silver Spotted Skippers I think this is the one skipper I have seen. Very unusual around my zinnias.
Love the dew on this one.
Or maybe from the looks of this, it was rain instead of dew.
You know me, I just have to get closer and closer.

And I do have a few white Coneflowers.

Working on my card order, which makes me go through photos and decided to take a pause and post these.

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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Fluttering Buckeyes

We have had more Buckeye butterflies at our house this year than in previous years. Since I really like the Buckeye butterflies, I have really enjoyed the additional visits.

The next one is such an unusual capture, I just had to include it here.

The Buckeye on the pale pink zinnia is so different looking.

I also posted one at my Photography By Leedra blog back on July 29.
Not many people follow me there anymore, but the Buckeye on a different color looks so different. I have been lucky enough to capture them on different flowers, including the butterfly bush in the last photo.

Notice the difference in the eyespots on this last one.

It is getting real hectic at work with all the changes going on. I am still on evenings at this time, but doing prep work for going to days. Looks like it will be the end of October before I actually go to days. I decided to go ahead and post my butterfly pictures while they are fresh, and I will visit as I get a chance.
Tuesday evening I heard from the Gallery of the Mountains (Grove Park Inn, Asheville North Carolina). They are reordering cards from me. I checked their blog and one of my cards is on their blog, posted this past Sunday.
Oh, and some more good news is, the fawn was seen on Sunday afternoon. When spooked she goes straight for the woods behind the house, and not in the direction of the highway. So maybe she will survive.
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Monday, August 16, 2010

Spicebush Butterfly

Some of these photographs are already in my greeting cards.
And there are two chasing each other.

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Saturday, August 14, 2010

The Solo Monarch has arrived

The Monarch has finally arrived in my yard.
We don't get alot of Monarch butterflies. Wish we did get more. I don't know if I have ever seen more than one at the same time.
But they sure are real eye catches.
If you wonder what you are seeing is a Monarch, it isn't.
They just stand out in the crowd.

I find the Monarch harder to photograph than other butterflies.
Especially to capture a great photograph with the wings spread open.
Still working on that, someday I will get a good clear one.

Now 'somebody' has left me a present on the cushion of my rocker.
Monarch? Tawny Emperor?
Or as Jimmy says "a REALLY MEAN spider"?
The eggs are really much smaller than they appear here.
All of these photographs were taken on Friday.
Today I am taking a knitting class in Crossville,
then spending the rest of the weekend with my hubby in our 2nd home.
Jimmy saw our resident Fawn on Friday, so hopefully I will get to see it over the weekend.
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