Friday, October 24, 2014

Grab Bag -5

 Red spotted purple Admiral butterfly
 Interior wing colour
 
Exterior wing colour 
 
A rather grumpy looking male Cardinal
 
Sweet Merfy with sunset light on him (in dad's arms).
He was very tired at the end of his day on the beach. 
 
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40 comments:

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Fantastic shots. The cardinal is spectacular and I love the little pooch

DeniseinVA said...

Wow, spectacular photos Karen! Your little Merfy stole my heart, and the lighting, perfection :)

sallie (fulltime-Life.com) said...

Beautiful butterflies and birds as always. Your pictures are so bright and beautiful. Murfee definitely looks like he's pretty much all 'beached-out', but even exhausted he is the cutest thing ever!

NatureFootstep said...

I love the purple wing admiral. Can´t remember I´ve seen it before. :)



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Margaret Adamson said...

Either side of the butterfly is exquisite. Love the Pooch. Have a great weekend.

Nancy J said...

Awesome, every one, including wee Merfy. Hugs,Jean

Bob Bushell said...

The photos are the best, especially the Red Spotted Purple Admiral, shining bright images.

eileeninmd said...

Hello Karen, beautiful butterflies.. Cute shot of the grumpy Cardinal..And I love your sweet Merfy, what a cutie! Thank you for linking up, have a happy weekend!

Andy said...

As we get closer to winter you still have lots of colourful creatures to photograph. Keep on clicking.

Jo said...

Beautiful images. I love the way you caught the setting sun on Merfy's face. Have a great weekend. Jo

The Furry Gnome said...

Those butterflies are particularly beautiful pictures Karen.

EG CameraGirl said...

Beautiful shots and I LOVE Merfy!

Frank said...

Karen, that butterfly is a real corker. Great shots as always.

TexWisGirl said...

beautiful butterfly! and sweet merfy! :)

Muffie said...

What gorgeous colors on that butterfly! I think Mr. Cardinal is always grumpy! Cute little Merfy -- what a sweetie he is!

Linda W. said...

Nice butterfly shots!

Pamela Gordon said...

The butterfly shots are gorgeous! Merfy is a cutie.

Marie said...

Great butterflies and cardinal and the puppy is so cute!

Felicia said...

beautiful Admiral. Merfy looks like one pooped pup.

Gunilla Bäck said...

Wonderful photos! The butterfly is gorgeous.

Barb said...

Each photo a delight! Merfy is VERY cute.

Donna@Gardens Eye View said...

Wonderful images especially the pup...

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Cardinal is grumpy because you got his pic. (At least that's me, projecting...they try so hard to keep me from getting good ones.)

I like those Red-Spotted Purples. I rarely see the underside of their wings.
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Icy BC said...

The butterfly is just amazing, Karen, and I miss seeing the birds around here.

Merfy is adorable and looks tired indeed.

Anni said...

Awwwwwwwww, tremendous amount of goodies for us today. That Merfy stole the show...sweetness, pure sweetness.

Beautiful butterflies and extraordinary cardinal.

Thanks for linking up this weekend at I'd Rather B Birdin'.

RedPat said...

Love the pics, Karen!
Blogger seems to be turning the word verification on and off on everyone's blog. Right now it seems to be gone.

Jidhu Jose said...

beautiful clicks.
last one cute

Cindy said...

Wonderful pictures Karen, I never imagined the inside of the butterfly wings to be any different of a colour than the outside, I've learned something today. Cardinals always look grumpy to me. I've had to put a # verification on one of my blogs as I was getting so much spam. thanks

Willow said...

Loved the butterfly shot, nice cardinal too ...but Merfy's photo stole my heart !

Jen said...

I can't decide whether the butterfly or the dog is my favorite. Beautiful photos.

Christa atCedarmereFarm said...

Awww, Merfy does look exhausted. Those eyes look like they were ready to close. The cardinal does look grumpy. I guess birds do have bad days too.

Pat said...

Beautiful butterfly shots, Karen. Little Merfy is so cute and the light is gorgeous.

Lisa Gordon said...

Karen, these are gorgeous!
I especially love the one of Merfy. :-)
Such a precious little one.

Hannah said...

I love the purple-winged Admiral, the pattern seems to glow and scintillate. They don't live out here on the west coast so I'm glad to see yours. The dog looks cute all tuckered out, and the Cardinal would be a welcome sight, so pretty.

Debbie said...

Karen, these are spectacular!! Especially those butterflies, they are just WoW!! Little Murf is just too cute!!

Gattina said...

Gorgeous photos !

SmilingSally said...

Hi Karen,

What a beauty! Thanks for being so faithful to Blue Monday, and for sharing your blue.

Happy Blue Monday!

Villrose said...

Beautiful photos and interesting butterfy!

Gail Dixon said...

Gorgeous shots of the Red Admiral. Love the one where his proboscis is curled. Beautiful light bathing Merfy.

Laura said...

Stunningly beautiful photography Karen! Thanks for sharing the love up-close with I Heart Macro:-)