Sunday, May 20, 2012

Chasing Butterflies

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I chased this guy around the lilac bushes this morning. It didn't rest for a second, but I am pretty pleased with these shots, even though there is some flutter blur.


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44 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

they're so darn active! i imagine they burn off whatever fuel they're gathering as quickly as they get it!

Leovi said...

Good pictures, beautiful frame and excellent play of light and color, I like this butterfly.

CameraCruise said...

Wonderful shots of the beautiful butterfly.

Cheryl said...

I know they rest often but I've never seen that part of their lives! Nicely done.

Sylvia K said...

These are gorgeous captures, Karen! Really took my breath away! They're so colorful and I love the lilacs, too! Hope you've had a great weekend!!

Jennie Louise said...

Ahhhh great minds think alike... i too love my butterflies. Blog hoppin over from nancy's - A Rural Journal (sunday best).
Just thought Id say hi and I love these shots.
Jennie. x

Dimple said...

You did a good job! Butterflies are hard to catch...

Blessings!

Dianne said...

Delightful picture card captures. .I love the soft backgrounds.

NatureFootstep said...

this butterfly os so colorful. I wish we had it where live.

My Life Under the Bus said...

Gorgeous!!! What beautiful shots!

Kel said...

such lovely shots Karen
the detail is delightful

Laura said...

beautiful Karen

Carletta said...

These are lovely Karen!
LOVE that colorful bokeh in the first one!!!!

Crack You Whip said...

These are so vivid and amazing shots!

Luna Miranda said...

absolutely beautiful photos! well-done!

Kim, USA said...

I so love chasing butterflies and can't wait to do it this year. ^_^ Beautiful shots!

Kim,USA

Mina fotostunder said...

Beautiful!

Nancy said...

Splendid captures and color, Karen. Your patience paid off. :)

Thank you for sharing at Your Sunday Best this week. xoxo

Stewart M said...

"Flutter blur" I like that!

Nice pictures.

Stewart M - Australia

Ellie said...

I've lost count of the number of times I've tried to capture a butterfly or bee - they are just to darned quick for me. These are great shots.

SmilingSally said...

Good job, Karen. God sure makes beautiful blues. Thanks for sharing.

Happy Blue Monday.

chubskulit said...

Gorgeous!

Plenty of blues in Finding Nemo, come and see.

shutterbuggbitten said...

These are amazing! I can only imagine what your neighbors think seeing you chase a butterfly!

joanne said...

worth the chase! This reminds me of a poster of butterflies I colored as a kid, and I felt their vibrancy

EG CameraGirl said...

Beautiful photos!

Icy BC said...

It is so gorgeous Karen. I would chase it too, all day! The colors on this butterfly are amazing.

Icy BC said...

It is so gorgeous Karen. I would chase it too, all day! The colors on this butterfly are amazing.

Icy BC said...

It is so gorgeous Karen. I would chase it too, all day! The colors on this butterfly are amazing.

Me said...

These are great! I cant get over how beautiful these shots are. Good on ya

Les... said...

captivating captures! extremely well done! *S*

Gunsside said...

You got it, lovely shots ;)

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

I love how sharp the flowers and butterflies are. The soft backgrounds compliments them so well. Lovely!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Whoa! Colorful butterfly. You did great!

Debbie said...

oh karen, these are gorgeous!! butterflies and lilacs, what a very special combination!!

i "like" that you "chased" it...we don't chase, (you sound like me), we barely hobble....

and how many times did you ask that pretty butterfly to just sit still, for just one shot?? where do they get all that energy!!

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Absolutely gorgeous photos ~ Excellent ~ Wow! ~ thanks, namaste, ^_^

ps ~ thanks for linking up to Magical Monday Meme ^_^

Sallie (FullTime-Life.com said...

Those are great shots! They're so hard to catch sitting still. Beautiful.

magiceye said...

bright, colourful and beautiful!!

Hailey said...

Ohhh, very nice! They never stay still for me!

NixBlog said...

Delightful captures, Karen. When you are posting flower photos you may wish to post the link up on my Floral Friday Fotos meme:

http://floralfridayfoto.blogspot.com/

Leah H. said...

Great shot, lovely butterfly!

Visiting for Blue Monday- hope you can stop by:)

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teri said...

Gorgeous !!! I have finally joined in the I Heart Macro. You have so many great prompts you follow... I may be checking them out and following in your footsteps -if you don't mind.

Liz said...

Butterflies are so hard to capture but when you manage to get them, it's such a treat!! Yours are beautiful.

Gunilla said...

Gorgeous butterfly shots!

muellerssicht said...

A beautiful butterfly. And two great shots covering the beauty and grace.