Thursday, September 29, 2011

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After the last rather long, and perhaps a bit exhausting, installment in this ongoing menagerie of a blog, I thought I'd spare you and keep it simple this time. These two butterflies, or flutterbyes, have been waiting patiently since July to walk on stage here. You could say they've been waiting... in the wings.
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23 comments:

Lady Mondegreen's Secret Garden said...

Absolutely lovely. And you call them flutterbyes too :-)

Rubye Jack said...

I've never seen one quite like the top photo--simply beautiful aren't they!

Bienvenue chez French Girl in Seattle... said...

Hey, I, for one, enjoyed the last post, Owen. Feel free to do this again anytime. Superbes, tes papillons. I particularly like the orange one on the lavender sprig. Veronique

K'line Bloom said...

Des fleurs butinant d'autres fleurs...il n'y a rien de plus apaisant...Bises

labarnerie said...

Beautiful butterflyes :)))

Steve said...

Gorgeous. A veritable balm for the eyes and the soul.

lgsquirrel said...

Beautiful. Such colours.

louciao said...

As my grandmother would
say, "Splendiferous!" I feel I could climb onto the orange beauty and take off on a mystical journey, but I think her furry back would tickle my toes too much. One never wears shoes, or even slippers, for that matter, when riding on a butterfly. No, I shall have to knit myself a pair of the softest silken slippers imaginable to have ready for the next time she flutters by.

I really like how the angle of the right wing of the orange specimen slices into the softness of the photo. Lovely lovely captures with your butterfly net. I hope the toad resisted the urge to eat them afterwards.

Stickup Artist said...

Beautifully done! The colors and bokeh are excellent and set off the star of the show perfectly. I love the little furry body on the first one!

Nevine said...

I love the first... and the second. Unbelievable colors, Owen!

Nevine

mythopolis said...

They sure know how to strike a pose, don't they? Lovely creatures. And nice shots having them pose on the flowers that way. I also am a big fan of dragonflies....

Catherine said...

beautiful close up shots of these beautiful winged creatures - Greetings from the Riviera

ρομπερτ said...

reminding of many a dream.

James said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Roxana said...

gorgeous!!! the first one is mesmerizing.

Roxana said...

and i just stumbled upon:

here

make sure you check all the pics, especially the second one is gorgeous!

Owen said...

Lynne, Perish the thought, no matter how toady, I would not stoop to snacking on butterflies, certainly not beauties like these...

Ah but wouldn't it be wonderful to be able to crawl on their backs and go for a ride ?

Owen said...

Roxana, thanks a million for the link to that lovely showing, it is amazing what people manage to photograph... beavers under water, goats on mountain cliffs, just incredible...

Owen said...

Thanks to one and all, can't tell you how much I appreciate your visits, and your thoughts scrawled on the wall here...

Pat Tillett said...

BEAUTIFUL! It seems like there isn't as many "flutterbys" around these days.

Céline said...

La patience est toujours récompensée ! La deuxième est vraiment superbe, j'adore les couleurs.
Je te souhaite une très bonne semaine !
Bises
Céline

Jenny Woolf said...

Lovely. Where are they from?

:: Karine :: said...

ta première photo est carrément belle ! tu concurrences notre maie clo sans problème owen adoré :-)