Sunday, March 25, 2012

Butterflies

These are a few of the first butterflies I noticed around here this spring:

Desert Orangetip

Golden-Headed Scallopwing

Spring Azure

Spring Azure

Dainty Sulphur

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Have a great week!

23 comments:

Thérèse said...

Definitively spring! I usually always found difficult to take the picture of a white butterfly. The ones you took of the spring azure are excellent!

Gaelyn said...

You are good and these are beautiful. Butterflies flit so fast I rarely get a photo. Ah, spring.

angryparsnip said...

Great camera work.
Lovely photos.

Not too many butterflies where I live but so happy what is left of my citrus grove is blooming and the bees are back this year ! So happy.

cheers, parsnip

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Gorgeous butterflies, Diane... We have a few around here --but not too many so far. Won't be long though before we have more.....

Love the Spring Azure one... Such a beautiful color!!!

Hugs,
Betsy

Teresa said...

Oh I love the butterflies in Arizona. I would love to learn more about the different species and where to find them. You've captured their essence beautifully.

rainfield61 said...

This is a beautiful "butterfly" day.

Icy BC said...

Wow..you have so many beautiful and different butterflies in your area!

Happy day indeed for me..

Clik said...

Hello Diane!

Wonderful Butterflies!

good week!

Lindy MacDuff said...

The Spring Azure is a new one for me. They are all lovely.

Magpie said...

Your knowledge is only surpassed by your talent! Beautiful.

Loree said...

They are so lovely. Butterflies really epitomise spring.

Giga said...

Naliczyłam sześć motyli, a ja widziałam dopiero jednego i się cieszyłam. Pozdrawiam.*** I counted six butterflies, and I saw only one and be happy. Yours.

betchai said...

it's really spring now, love your butterfly images, i had been trying to get that dainty sulphur and spring azure, but never got so lucky.

Chomp said...

Que más podemos pedir ellas están empezando...muy bien por cierto.

Hasta la vista.

Rohrerbot said...

It's amazing how the butterflies have come out in larger numbers. I noticed several Painted Ladys on hikes. Excellent shots. I'm loving the outdoors this year. It has been a nice winter and Spring started off on a good note:)

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Great diversity... and wonderful that you can id them all! Beautiful photos.

Jesse Noe Mendez said...

Hi Diane,

WOW! these photos and butterflies are beautiful!

Your blog friend,

Jesse

Amin said...

Wonderful photos! Thank You very much sharing!

Betty Manousos@ CUT and DRY said...

SO beautifully captured images!
i love butterflies.

this totally uplifted my morning!


...and thank you for your kind words and get well wishes for my sister.
just wanted you to know how much i really appreciate them.

big hugs!

Faylinn said...

Beautiful butterflies...lovely colors

kulasa said...

I love butterflies! those are so beautiful! I love the spring Azure most...

mansuetude said...

Lovely. Some of these I am sure I have not ever seen. Thank you.

R.Ramakrishnan said...

The butterflies are gorgeous colorful & beautiful. Fabulous pics. Have a great S