Sunday, August 19, 2012

Gulf Fritillary

Gulf Fritillary
The gulf fritillary got its common name because it is sometimes seen flying over the Gulf of Mexico while migrating. They are sometimes referred to as as the passion butterfly because the larva feed only feed on different types of passion flowers. The adults drink nectar from a variety of flowers including thistle as pictured above.



12 comments:

lorik said...

Beautiful image - i love the combination of lilac and orange against that green background. Lovely detail too. Thank you for sharing it on Mandarin Orange Monday:)

Gunilla B├Ąck said...

Gorgeous shot!

Jama said...

Stunning colour!

Faye said...

Such fine detail in your photo--is that a spider web on the thistle? Appreciate the way you've kept your shooting choices very clean and uncomplicated so that the butterfly can be the star.

Edna B said...

What a great photo. I'm new to your blog, and I'll have to come back to see all your wonderful photos. Thank you so much for sharing.

Jackie/Jake said...

Gorgeous!

Ingmarie We said...

What a lovely photo!

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Always beautiful images and excellent photography ~ (A Creative Harbor)

Pat said...

Beautiful capture!

Andrea said...

Your photography is always breathtaking ... and this one is no exception. I appreciate the lessons you teach each time you post. It is interesting and helpful to me as I love nature and am always anxious learn more. Nice job ...

Andrea @ From the Sol

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Great macro shot with awesome colors!

Arlene said...

Lovely orange butterfly - the color looks like a ripe passion fruit, too!