Wednesday, April 28, 2010

American Painted Lady

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly, "one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower." ~ Hans Christian Anderson

Beautiful and graceful, varied and enchanting, small but approachable, butterflies lead you to the sunny side of life. And everyone deserves a little sunshine. ~ Jeffrey Glassberg

20 comments:

Erin said...

beautiful! I haven't seen one of those here, it's mostly the Black Swallowtails and the occasional Monarch. Love it!

Granny Annie said...

Wow, is that a real butterfly? Did you see it? Did you photograph it? Awesome!

Dani said...

Erin, this little lady was a first for me.

Granny, yep, it's my pic. Crazy beautiful, isn't it?! I'm still doing a happy booty shake over it.

Buzz Kill said...

That's cool that you get butterflies like that in your backyard. I get those white and yellow ones that look like moths. Must be all the radon that we have in our Jersey soil.

threecollie said...

So very, very pretty!

Floridagirl said...

Great photo! Beautiful butterfly!

Big Shamu said...

absolutely gorgeous. Well done Dani. It's almost surreal, like the butterfly is sucking up the yellow color from the flower thru it's legs. Blow that sucker up and frame it.

Dani said...

Buzz, you're still here?! I thought you were packin' up and heading to Mexico. Bahahah!!

Thanks ThreeC!! :)

Floridagirl, thanks for stopping in. I love all your butterfly pics!!

Shamy, yep, that baby is getting framed!!!! I hope you have an AWESOME evening tonight. Can't wait to hear all about it.

Sandcastle Momma said...

That photo is amazing! So crisp and clear - it's like she was posing for you. Beautiful.

Chandramouli S said...

She looks so royal and majestic! I find it really hard to photograph butterflies. Yours look so perfect!

Floridacracker said...

What a beaut!

intuitive eggplant said...

Absolutely stunning! I'd do a happy dance too :)

chickory said...

:-)~!!

Anonymous said...

You did it again, didn't you? Beautiful pic. I get quite a few of this pretty lady. I need a reference book for butterflies, I don't know names, just faces. Have a good day. I'm waiting for the sun to dry everything. I wouldn't be upset if it is a little warmer too. Loveyou Shortkid
p.s.Make that two pictures to frame Thank you

Boxer said...

You took this? Wow-zer. It's beautiful. Our Science Musuem has a butterfly room/garden, where you can sit and the butterflies will often rest on your hair, fingers, but there is something about seeing one in nature (and taking a picture!) that's just amazing.

Dani said...

ScMomma, I love the macro on my Sony!!

Chandramouli S, I have a hard time too with the little suckers.

FC, she is!!!

Hey there Eggy. :)Good to see you back.

Thanks Chickory. I'm lovin' that new painting that you got up right now! It's beautiful!

Love yah Mom. xoxoxo

Boxer, I would love something like that! And I bet they have some of the more exotic species too. *sigh* Heavenly to have them just land on you.

Belle said...

Gorgeous, what a shot. I love wathcing the butterflies flutter in my garden

Darla said...

What a fantastic shake your booty capture Dani!!

LaDivaCucina said...

Flutter bys!

Making Space said...

Beautiful photo, perfect quote. Lovely, just lovely.