Thursday, October 4, 2012

Gulf Fritillary

My week without Double D hasn't gone exactly as planned. It rained for two days when it was supposed to be pleasant and sunshine-y AND I got burgundy highlights in my hair that went awry. We'll see what Double D's reaction is on his return. :/ Yesterday I managed to wiggle my way into a two-hour window of sunshine and got these bright orange fritillaries before another big deluge came. Although the weather has returned to higher temps than I'd like, I'm thankful that the rain has ended. Next week we're supposed to have more fall-like weather. Experimenting with Shadowhouse's shadow box frame.





Just thought I'd throw this grass photo in.

Sharing with Nancy @ Rural Thursday




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36 comments:

deb duty said...

Stunning butterfly photos! I saw a lot of gulf fritillary butterflies last year, but only a couple lately.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

These couldn't be any more gorgeous - love them!

Tricia Hays said...

Beautiful in all its flutterby brilliance... Love the shadow box frames, too! Niiice =)

Phil said...

Beautiful butterflies between the showers Gail. Good luck with the purple hair - yikes!

Deanna said...

Oh wow, you do so well with nature images...just beautiful macros!!

mitlearmoments said...

What lovely images you have captured! I attempted to capture one of those flying around my yard...the little buggers are fast and don't really allow you to get close to them, unlike the larger monarch butterfly. Thanks for sharing. Wishing you a beautiful Thursday. xoxo, Mitzi

Lisa Gordon said...

Awwww Gail, the hair will grow out, but who knows, you may come to like it, especially if Double D does too! :-)

These are beautiful photographs. Love the Shadowhouse frame.

tinajo said...

Wow, these are awesome - love them! :-)

Renae said...

Yes - pumpkin soup does sound divine. Yum pumpkin yum. These photographs of yours are so nice. Thank you for sharing!!!

Amy Burzese said...

Pretty, pretty. And, it's just hair. It will grow or you can go back and get it changed.

bailey-road.com said...

I like the frame. These are lovely shots!

TexWisGirl said...

psst! send the rain back over this way! :)

nancy just recently had highlights go wrong. must be a fall thing... :)

Shug said...

I figure he will love your hair! go ahead, let us see it too...
We had so much rain over the weekend, but I am very thankful for every drop that fell. I had several things that I wanted to take pictures of, but it was way too wet.
The colors on the butterflies sure makes me ready for FALL...they are stunning.
C U Later...
shug

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Wonderful butterflies, great framing. And I like grass (and I can actually take photos of it...can't often say the same thing about butterflies.) Thanks for sharing. (Hope your sweetie recognizes you with your new color hair ;>)

Kittie Howard said...

Beautiful! Love those colors! Lots of rain here, too. Ah, fall!

Gone Country said...

Those are some amazing shots! Great job!

Kathy said...

Can I sign up for lessons?

Linda Makiej said...

perfectly beautiful!!

Buttons said...

Wonderful photos. Sorry the highlights did not turn out. B

Mamabug said...

I adore these beautiful butteflies. They're everywhere around my house right now; they love the lantana.

Linda said...

My guess is Double D won't even notice your hair. I'm not sure which is worse, actually...his not noticing or his hating it. :)

The butterfly photos are just wonderful. Even grass is beautiful through your lens.

Evelyn S. said...

This is the first time I've ever seen the word "fritillary"! However, they are beautiful little winged creatures...and your macros continue to be jaw-dropping!

ladyfi said...

Sigh - such beautiful beautiful shots!

Brian King said...

Wow, gorgeous photos, Gail! The color is fantastic! Very nice!

Stewart M said...

I seen more butterflies in the last week than in the last three months! I think I need to take some pictures.

I think grass is under rated subject - so this is a great post for me!

Cheers - Stewart M - Australia

Rosemary Aubut said...

Gorgeous captures Gail! Keep them coming! Hope all improves this week including hubby loving your hair!

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Gorgeous captures Gail! Love the colours and details. Hope your weekend brings good things.

hootnonny said...

You made good use of the clear window, and of Shadowhouse frames. I always love what you post.
Have a great weekend!

rainfield61 said...

It stops by for you.

Just to show its beauty to us.

beth said...

i think with just a few hours to play, these are brilliant photos !

and oh hair. hair hair hair. it pains me that we have to spend time doing anything to our hair, just to look good...but i hope your "gone awry" is loved by your hubby !!.....xo

Butterbean Row said...

Goodness, Gail! What did they do? Is it that bad? Can they use a toner on it?
Lovely captures of a beautiful creature.

charlotte

Georgianna said...

Once again I'm so impressed with your close up photos, Gail! Wonderful details which stand out so well against the contrasting backgrounds.

(And I have to agree with your thoughts on zoos. I think perhaps for kids they are educational but as an adult, I find them strange and cruel, no matter how well the animals are treated.)

Wishing you a great weekend.

– g

HoodPhoto said...

Amazing macros!!! You should stop by my blog and submit this to Orange You Glad It's Friday, a meme dedicated to the color orange! Hope to see you there!

Barbara said...

Beautiful shots and I love those frames!

Nancy Claeys said...

Beautiful macros as always Gail. And I do love those frames -- I should use them more often. :)

Linnea said...

The detail on your shots is incredible! Thanks for giving us such a great view!