Saturday, December 01, 2012

Saturday Snapshot: Sunshine and Shadow


If you haven't joined us already for At Home With Books' Saturday Snapshot, I hope you will. Check with Alyce for the easy rules and regulations for this fun meme!

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This weekend, I thought I'd share a photo with you that was taken at the Butterfly Pavilion at the Desert Botanical Garden here in Phoenix. In the fall, Monarch butterflies are the stars, and I have to admit, there's something mesmerizing about them.


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  1. I love how you capture one in shade and one in the sunshine :)

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    1. I happened to be in the right place at the right time!

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  2. Brona Joy is right ... that dappled effect is gorgeous.

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    1. There were quite a few neat effects with the lighting in the Butterfly Pavilion that day.

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  3. I love butterflies...and when I see the Monarchs, I am reminded of the child's picture book by Leo Politi: The Butterflies Come, the story of their journey to a California coastal town.

    Thanks for sharing...and here's MY SATURDAY SNAPSHOT POST

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  4. They look like they were lined up for you.

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    1. "Oooh, Clyde, here she comes! Get ready for your close-up!"

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  5. Cathy - Oh, that is absolutely stunning! Such great light effects and I do love butterflies. Nicely done!

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  6. I love butterflies too and these two look as though they're made of stained glass - another favourite of mine. Just beautiful.

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  7. They are gorgeous, and how lucky you are that they posed so nicely for you! My Snapshot is at http://goo.gl/xybNM

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    1. We had good timing that day. Many of them were newcomers and were concentrating on basking in the sun to get their strength up. :-)

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  8. What a great shot! Two butterflies for the price of one. I'm still waiting to be lucky enough to capture one on film. They fly away so quick.

    Here's my Snapshot.

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    1. I agree, Bev. Photographing butterflies takes a LOT of patience!

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  9. I so enjoy reading your post about places in Arizona. My son and family live in the Phoenix area too. Makes me feel close to them. You have a great photo of the butterflies. Well done!!!

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    1. Thank you so much for that wonderful warm fuzzy!

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  10. Butterflies are so graceful, so pretty. Our museum has an annual summer butterfly exhibit, we always go, it's so love. Nice photo!!

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    1. My husband and I enjoy them so much that we refuse to miss one!

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  11. Such a beauty! Butterflies are always a happy sight! I can't wait to have ours back next year. :)

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    1. I sit out on my patio almost every afternoon. I haven't seen any butterflies for the past week. I miss them!

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  12. Lovely, I like butterflies too.

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    1. What's sad is to be at the Butterfly Pavilion when school children are there and see some of the children who are petrified of them because they've never seen one before. :-(

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  13. The Monarch Butterfly has captivated me since I was a kid. I can spot one a mile away and stop whatever I'm doing to watch them as long as I can.

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    1. There's always been something very special about Monarchs.

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