Sunday, November 18, 2012

Gulf Fritilary

Gulf Fritilary
 While the numbers of bird were lower then we were used, to because we traveled the end of October instead of February like we have in the past, there was plenty of butterflies, dragonflies and spiders to keep me busy. One of the most common butterflies that we spotted and photographed was the gulf fritilary. This is not the first time that we have photographed this species. It is also one of the more common butterflies that we see when we travel to south east Texas. The gulf fritilary if primarily found in the south eastern United States, however they can also be found in parts of Mexico and as far west as California. I am not sure what type of flower that it was drinking from. Wild flowers are still pretty new to me and are especially difficult when they are from a different part of the country. The flower looks a lot like a dandelion except that it is pink instead of yellow. The numerous pink angle hair type strands around the plant are also different then any thing that we have around here.



19 comments:

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Butterfly and swan photos are exquisite ~ wonderful posts ~ enjoy the day ~ (A Creative Harbor) ^_^

Honest Abe said...

Nice shot of this butterfly.

lina@womens perspectives said...

Awesome shot. Love it :)

Liz said...

Fantastic shot. Happy MOM.

Mine are here and here.

Chris Twyman and Angela said...

lovely composition and the pink and orange work well together,good news for red heads who want to wear pink!

Rosemary Aubut said...

Awesome shot and your blog is wonderful! So glad to have visited here!

Judy said...

The butterfly is drinking from the infamous pink flower! it is truly amazing, the shapes and hues that pink flowers can come in, you know!!;-)

lorik said...

What a great image...the upside down butterfly hanging on to the flower. And the background is lovely with it's delicate lines and colours.Thank you for taking part in Mandarin Orange Monday:)

Linda Makiej said...

really wonderful macro work! Hope you have a great week ahead!

Gunilla Bäck said...

Lovely shot!

✿ chica said...

Perfeita e linda!beijos,chica

HansHB said...

Awesome!

DeniseinVA said...

Thanks again for linking with Today's Flowers. We always appreciate the support and I love this photo.

Pat said...

Beautiful!

Ruth said...

That is such a crisp and beautifully captured shot, wonderful!

Míriam Luiza said...

Aqui também tem essa flor! Linda foto! A borboleta se pendura na flor! Ou é a flor que se inclina para a borboleta?

florists singapore said...

this great information will surely make them to advise others t read this post.

Anonymous said...

You need to take part in a contest for one of the finest websites on the net.
I most certainly will highly recommend this blog!


Also visit my web-site :: buy a car with bad credit
Also visit my website ; buying a car with bad credit,buy a car with bad credit,how to buy a car with bad credit,buying a car,buy a car,how to buy a car

saleem mohd. said...

Free Social Media Marketing where Every thing will be Free, Facebook Likes, Twitter Followers, Twitter Tweets, Twitter Re-Tweets, Twitter Favorites, Google Plus Followers, StumbleUpon Followers, Youtube Views, Youtube Likes, Youtube Subsribes, Pinterest Followers, Pinterest Likes, Pinterest PinIt, Free Website Visitors.
Just Join now and Free Increase your Social Media Networks.
GetLikeFast.com