Sunday, June 10, 2012

Late Spring Fritillary Butterflies


As spring melds into summer butterflies can be found wherever flowers are blooming.  Thistle flowers attract a wide variety of insects including the beautiful fritillary butterflies.



I hesitate to attempt to identify these butterflies any further as their are quite a number of different fritillaries with very similar characteristics. 



Two fritillaries share a flower



Blooms, and butterflies; what better way to spend a summer morning.

Canon 60D, Induro tripod, Kirk King Cobra head, Canon 600 F4 IS lens, and Kenko 25mm extension tube.

9 comments:

Tom said...

Delightful captures... hope this finds you well

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

WOW!!! and again WOW!!!! These are amazing shots and I love them.

Kathy said...

Gorgeous shots. Here in Texas our thistles bloom in March and April. They are long gone by now!

Dina said...

Beautiful! Love the orange and pink together.

Kerri said...

I always ID these as Great Spangled Fritillary - but I'm not positive that's what they are :)
Beautiful Pics Coy!!

Montanagirl said...

Great images, Coy! You have a wonderful lens set-up for this type of photography.

Lois Evensen said...

So pretty. Great combination of colors. :)

Elaine said...

Wonderful! How very obliging of them to pick a beautiful flower for posing for you.

heyBJK said...

I don't know my butterflies at all. These are gorgeous. Wonderful colors!