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:

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

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

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  3. Wonderful shots of the beautiful butterfly.

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

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  5. 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!!

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  6. 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

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

    Blessings!

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

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

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  10. such lovely shots Karen
    the detail is delightful

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

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  12. These are so vivid and amazing shots!

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  13. absolutely beautiful photos! well-done!

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

    Kim,USA

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

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

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  16. "Flutter blur" I like that!

    Nice pictures.

    Stewart M - Australia

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  17. 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.

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

    Happy Blue Monday.

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  19. Gorgeous!

    Plenty of blues in Finding Nemo, come and see.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  26. captivating captures! extremely well done! *S*

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

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  28. Whoa! Colorful butterfly. You did great!

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  29. 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!!

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

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

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

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  32. bright, colourful and beautiful!!

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

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  34. 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/

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  35. Great shot, lovely butterfly!

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

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  36. 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.

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

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

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