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Saturday, September 11, 2010

Torn and Tattered: "Iron" Butterfly


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30 comments:

kaye said...

poor butterfly--it is a beautiful specimen. The flowers are gorgeous.

Thom said...

I wonder if he/she is just old or what. Sure is pretty however. And those wild flowers are gorgeous. Great captures :)

Cher said...

torn and tettered but extremely beautiful! another great image from you! :)

cat said...

Wow what a great looking butterfly!

ladyfi said...

Battered, but still flying! Just like life...

Eds said...

Awww! the poor thing has a torn wing.. I hope he can still fly high..

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Rajesh said...

Beautiful butterfly.

Quilly said...

Remarkable. You must have the patience of Job to get such spectacular shots. I can never seem to be still so they'll land.

Joops said...

Gorgeous shot! That field must have had lots of butterflies all the time.

jabblog said...

Butterflies have such fragile, short lives - but this is beautiful. The depth of colour in those flowers is wonderful.

Rose said...

Carletta, both of these are just plain lovely!

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

Butterflies are so beautiful and their wings are so delicate. Lovely photo.

George said...

Torn and tattered but still beautiful.

chubskulit said...

Wow, she stretched her wings for you to capture, thanks for the visit Carletta.

JunieRose2005 said...

Tattered, but still beautiful!

I have some pics of the very same kind of butterfly that I found-apparently almost at the end of it's life cycle...It was on the ground ,unable to fly. But it was still beautiful.(made me feel sad- but that's life)


Hugs))

Junie

Carver said...

I love the way you not only captured the butterfly feeding but also the field of those beautiful purple flowers.

The Lly Dilettante said...

Great capture. The butterfly still looks majestic although it's wings are slightly damaged.

Lui said...

Another winning shot Carletta!

EG Wow said...

Wonderful shot of the swallowtail!

msdewberry said...

Oh I love the purple flowers, favorite colour!!
I have the elusive butterfly in my post as well!
Great photo captures!!

JM said...

Beautiful, even having its wings a little damaged.

Ann said...

Has there been a storm, and the poor wing got battered?

eden said...

Great captures! Oh, my.. I wonder what happen to that butterfly but he still beautiful.

SandyCarlson said...

These are great, and so's the one below!

Janice Thomson said...

Poor thing and probably still has a ways to go on his migration - superb capture Carletta

Poetic Shutterbug said...

In a beautiful way. He looks amazing for being torn and tattered. Beautiful shot.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful Carletta -- maybe torn and tattered but still hanging in there and looking great (might be a moral in there somewhere!)

@nemonen said...

Lovely butterfly. What is it? It looks like a Papilio machaon. Many lovely photos in here. Have a nice day.

Rose said...

I was looking at the post above and noticed the title of this post...don't know why I didn't notice the 'iron' part of it...I would have left the comment:

In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida, Baby!

Inger-M said...

I love the purple field, and the butterfly is beautiful!

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