Saturday, June 28, 2008

Milkweed & Butterflies






Milkweed attracts a variety of butterflies. Monarchs depend up on it to feed their larvae and here a pair of what I believe to be Great Spangled Fritillary Butterflies feed upon the blossoms.



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18 comments:

ratmammy said...

beautiful~!!

Misty Dawn said...

Beautiful!!! I recently posted some photos of what I believe to be the same species of butterfly. Ironically, mine had an injured wing too! I ALWAYS love your photos Salty!!!

fishing guy said...

Salty: Very nicely shown and told.

I was in Florida and got some great chances to photgraph some birds.

Shellmo said...

How great to get a photo of the 2 of them together!

Kahshe Cottager said...

What a lovely picture! I enjoyed your cedar waxwing too!
My Camera Critter is here

Carletta said...

Gorgeous photo!

bobbie said...

A gorgeous picture. I rarely could capture two together.

Kerri said...

Beautiful Salty! I have been seeing these guys EVERYWHERE around here.

babooshka said...

That is a beautiful close up.

lv2scpbk said...

Beautiful butterfly and wonderful colors.

Come see the great catch of the day, for me and someone else.

kjpweb said...

Excellent! I believe you're right, though I haven't seen that one life - just in books!
Good shot - as is the Waxwing!
Cheers, Klaus

Gretchen said...

Beautiful! Haven't seen a butterfly that looks like that around here. The population seems to have really dropped in the past few years.

Rayne said...

Beautiful photos. Fantastic that you managed to capture not one, but two, butterflies in such a clear, beautiful photo.

i beati said...

lots of depth in this picture - pretty
!!!

Old Wom Tigley said...

Great Country Capture Salty... I do like the names of Butterfly's and Moths... I see so few concidering the catterpillars we have about.

photowannabe said...

Great capture Salty. We are seeing very few butterflies around our area for several years. Bees and butterflies on the demise. What a sad state of affairs.

Shionge said...

I love the colour :D

Chad Oneil Myers said...

Nice lighting and colors.