Saturday, April 25, 2009

Camera Critters--First Butterfly of the Year

I said the Muskrat photo was the last of the photos from Squaw Creek NWR. I had forgotten about the first butterfly of the year. There was also a Zebra Swallowtail flitting about in the area. They are stunningly beautiful, but they don't light very long and I only managed one very lousy photo of it.

So the first (and only, so far) butterfly photographed this spring is a Spring Azure.



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19 comments:

Sandy Kessler said...

and what a beauty - love the swimmer below Sandy

Flo said...

What a beautiful butterfly and a great picture!!!

Mine is up over at Feather, Fur and Fins.

Minie said...

so pretty little butterfly.

Tulip said...

so beautiful butterfly.

Sharon said...

I LOVE these little butterflies. I have seen them once before & couldn't believe how small they were and sooooo cute!!

Snap said...

This is lovely! My camera always seems to be in another room when I see a butterfly!

Mama Zen said...

Beautiful shot!

Janie said...

He's beautiful. I've seen a few but I haven't managed to have the camera ready for a photograph. Great catch.

Mike said...

What a beautiful butterfly! Great shot. My girls think it looks like a butterfly fairy. Thanks so much for identifying the flower on my post today. I looked it up on wikipedia and I'm sure it is a pasqueflower. Did you know it's toxic! I guess I better not eat any.

fishing guy said...

Kayleen: You get a neat butterfly, all I've seen are cabbage whites.

Shey said...

Gorgeous photo! Lucky you, for capturing one with your camera! I don't have a butterfly pic yet, hopefully soon.

:) Have a great weekend!

Grammy said...

That is a beautiful butterfly photo. I have never seen one that color.

Pagan Sphinx said...

Just perfect. Your photos are really wonderful. Always uplifting to come here!

Karen said...

Beautiful shot!!!

Lovely butterfly..

DrowseyMonkey said...

Wow - what a gorgeous shot! And the butterfly is so pretty.

2sweetnsaxy said...

I think it's a great shot and what a little cutie it is!

Barbara said...

Love this shot. Smiles B

Misty Dawn said...

Awesome! I have yet to see my first butterfly for this year, but I can't wait!

Adrienne in Ohio said...

I'm always so excited to see these little butterflies again in the spring. I haven't seen any yet, but it should be soon.