Friday, May 11, 2012

Fluttering By for Saturday Snapshot



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If it's spring in the Sonoran Desert, you just have to visit the Butterfly Pavilion at the Desert Botanical Garden here in Phoenix. If you're lucky (and I'm always lucky when I visit), you'll have a resident-- like this Queen butterfly-- pose for you so you can take its photo!



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  1. That is an absolutely gorgeous photo. I love butterflies, and rarely see them up close.

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    1. I love butterflies, too, Elena, so I always get a rush when I manage to get a decent photo of one!

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  2. What a lovely photo! I do love visiting a butterfly pavilion too, they're always so fascinating.

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  3. Magnificent! Lovely photo.

    carol

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  4. What a lovely close-up! She looks like she's showing you how wonderful her wings are :)

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    1. I do believe she was showing off that morning! ;-)

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  5. Wow that is an extremely good shot. love it

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  6. That could be a cover shot - fabulous.

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    1. Thanks. I have to admit that I was quite pleased when I saw this one pop up on the monitor!

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  7. She is beautiful! I love the butterfly houses!!

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  8. AWWW She is stunning! Thanks for sharing these! My Snapshot.

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  9. There's nothing more beautiful than nature.

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    1. I am in complete agreement, Lisa!

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  10. SOOO beautiful! I do love the delicacy of those wings, and admire them in flight.

    Here's MY SATURDAY SNAPSHOT

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    1. What is amazing is seeing one whose wings are so raggedy that you wonder how it can still fly. They are wonderful creatures!

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    1. It's one of my favorite species of butterflies.

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  12. Oh, that's absolutely beautiful! It looks like our Monarch butterfly.

    Since lawn sprays have been banned here, we're seeing more butterflies. I haven't seen the Monarch yet this spring, but there is another one that resembles it, has a red stripe across its wings and is smaller. Wish I could remember the name. Guess I could look it up too. ;)

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    1. It should look like a Monarch because it's closely related. The family includes Monarchs, Queens, and Soldiers, and they all resemble each other. (My volume of BUTTERFLIES OF ARIZONA is one of my most-used reference books!) :-)

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  13. That's so pretty! I love that spring has burst out all around. :)

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    1. Spring is such a wonderful time of the year-- even for places that don't really have a winter!

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  14. Oh, nice one. I wish butterflies were that accomodating when I'm around :-)

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    1. They so very seldom are. It takes patience to photograph these lovelies, doesn't it?

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  15. That is pretty magical. I'm assuming you didn't capture that on your i-phone? LOL!

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    1. I have a "sel" phone... which is short for "seldom-used." I'm not a phone person, and just have a mobile for emergencies.

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  16. absolutely beautiful :D

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  17. It seems I can watch the butterfly and flower forever.

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    1. There's something mesmerizing about butterflies.

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  18. Oh, how wonderful. You must be incredibly lucky. I've never been able to get a butterfly to sit still long enough for a picture.

    Here's my Snapshot.

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    1. Luck does have something to do with it. So does patience! LOL

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  19. That's a great picture. Our family loved visiting the butterfly gallery at Science North in nearby Sudbury, ON. I never have managed as good a picture as this, though.

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  20. Lovely butterfly photo. I am going to suggest a trip to the Butterfly Pavillion on our next visit to the Phoenix area. I didn't get to comment yesterday. Was away on a Quilters Retreat at a place that had no cell service, and only sporadic internet access.

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    1. I know those places quite well, Judy. Thanks so much for stopping by!

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  21. I keep meaning to get there...and I've lived here for years now and not gotten around to to it lol -- beautiful butterfly :D

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    1. That can often be the way-- we don't visit what's right on our own doorstep, but travel thousands of miles to see something else. I can be very guilty of that.

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  22. That's a beauty. It's butterfly season now in the Midwest and I've planted flowers to (hopefully) attract them to my yard.

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    1. Good luck, Leslie! I know that these little beauties can be a bit temperamental sometimes!

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