CARLETTA'S CAPTURES

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Friday, April 8, 2011

The Butterfly and the Bradford Pear Blossoms


First photo posted for LEM Photo Challenge and Camera Critters.

UPDATE: THE FIRST PHOTO WAS PICKED AS ONE OF LAST WEEKS FAVORITES IN THE LEM PHOTO CHALLENGE - THANKS TARA!

42 comments:

Liz said...

wow what a different and very pretty butterfly love it`s wings.

Love crabapple blossoms.

Rose said...

Wonderful shots, Carletta! I can't remember if I have seen a butterfly here yet...I don't think I have. But did see a big bumblebee today.

quilly said...

I have never seen a butterfly that color. What a wonderful capture!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful and delicate! I almost think I can smell pear blossoms.

George said...

Your first photo is absolutely stunning.

Gine said...

Belle association que tu as réussie !

Pieni Lintu said...

So so pretty!!

Birgitta said...

Beautiful capture!

Frank... said...

A lovely contrast of colours in the 1st picture...

Adrienne in Ohio said...

Beautiful blossoms and butterfly, Carletta!

Steve Borichevsky said...

Nice shooting! You have a type of Comma. I'm not exactly sure which one, most likely an Eastern Comma.
http://shootingmyuniverse.blogspot.com/2010/07/eastern-comma.html

Marie said...

Wow! Butterflies and blossoms - it's been an age since I've seen either, but how cheering to see them now.

ladyfi said...

Gosh - such exquisitely lovely blossoms!

Amila said...

Hi Carletta,Both the butterfly an the flower are nice!

Thom said...

MY friend you need to photograph for National Geographic. This is exquisite :)

John said...

Lovely!

My Critters, have a good weekend.

Janice Thomson said...

Superb photos - exquisite in every way and I'm so envious of your blooms and butterflies and greenery ...sigh

Dianne said...

at first I thought the butterfly was an autumn leaf
the color is wonderful

the blossoms are very pretty

Mimi said...

Doesn't it do your heart good to see those beautiful signs of new life emerging?
Lovely shots.

JunieRose2005 said...

WOW!! Look at that!!! These are wonderful!!

Ray said...

Wow, love the first shot!

Beyond My Garden said...

Hey Carletta, I found you instantly when I searched. beautiful shots.
nellie

Beyond My Garden said...

Also, now that I've looked down your entries. That bike trail has to be in Marietta. I think I have the same post on my Ohio River Flood entry
http://beyondmygarden.blogspot.com/2011/03/end-of-flood.html
cool coincidence, huh?
nellie

chubskulit said...

So cute!


Here's my entry, have a great weekend!

Jenn Jilks said...

Amazing shots! Thanks for visiting mine. http://mymuskoka.blogspot.com/2011/04/bird-songs-flying-things.html

I still haven't figured out the dang bird!!!!

Mama Zen said...

Stunning captures!

Arija said...

What a beautiful love affair!

Betty Manousos said...

Glad we got see these.
Exquisite!
You photography is beyond being beautiful!

Happy weekend!
Betty

Carver said...

How delightful to see a butterfly on the beautiful blossoms.

Gary said...

Grand shot!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

What a beautiful photo! I can't wait for my plum blossoms which are the 1st here, their smell is pure heaven.

Naturegirl said...

Carletta a true upslifting Sigh!

Tara said...

Beautiful...love this!

Rajesh said...

Beautiful shot of the flowers and butterfly on it. Nice timing.

Kala said...

Beautiful composition and bokeh. Ours aren't blooming yet.

SquirrelQueen said...

The pear blossoms are gorgeous and I am amazed by the butterfly. While we have a few blooms it's still a little cool for the butterflies.

Willard said...

Those are lovely captures. Blossoms and butterflies are a winning combination.

Your experience with the turkeys is typical of a lot of mine. It is fairly easy to see the birds feeding, but it is hard to get the gobblers in close and positioned right when they do the strutting and gobbling. I saw three last evening, but they just fed--no displays. It seems morning is usually best.

Jama said...

Gorgeous flowers and butterfly!

Chic Homeschool Mama said...

Oh my- what an amazing capture! Great job!

http://graceolsson.com/blog said...

great
http://graceolsson.com/blog/2011/04/spring%c2%b4s-coming-grace/

Pietro said...

Bright images and lovely close up of the butterfly, Carletta!

NatureFootstep said...

one of my favourite butterflies. Don´t see it often though. :( Great capture.

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