Saturday, February 19, 2011

Painted Ladies (Butterflies) of the Vermilon River. A post to Camera Critters

Painted lady


Full view


A little worn out
We had our brief session of warm weather, which brought rain and then reverted to cold temperatures with high north winds, generally leaving a mass of ice that restricts our travel. So Boom & I have cabin fever and need a touch of summer in the company of these butterflies of summer.

A Post to Camera Critters @ http://camera-critters.blogspot.com/

48 comments:

  1. I needed the same thing this week, I have been looking at photos from last summer. Nice shots.

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  2. Gorgeous photo and beautiful butterflies. I can not wait to start seeing some in my yard.

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  3. Lovely shots!
    I'm hoping I'll be in the company of some of these painted ladies soon myself.
    Hope your weather changes soon. :)

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  4. Yes, I want warm weather when the butterflies fly from one flower to another...
    Terrific capture of butterflies. I tried to capture butterfly when flying but it was tough because their movement was unpredictable!

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  5. I don't blame you for having cabin fever, Gary. I have it, too. Spring may be just around some people's corners, but it's a long way from any corners in Alberta.
    Love your painted lady!
    -- K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

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  6. Fabulous shots! Could do with some summer, says she shivering at minus 25 C!

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  7. Well, the ladies are very beautiful. They make me feel warmer, just looking at them. Thanks for that reminder of summer.

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  8. Nothing says summer to me more than butterflies!

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  9. Hi IGW. We both posted a preview of summer.

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  10. Hi eileeninmd. I wish I could say that I just took those pics.

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  11. I love beautiful butterflies. Great images Gary

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  12. It'll be a while yet Carletta. I just hope we get enough snow to cover the ice.

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  13. And Yoshi the colours blur when they're in action.

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  14. Hi Kay. Boom and I just got out for a prolonged walk by another route. I couldn't believe how happy he was about it. I got subjected to a prolonged talk.

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  15. Same here ladyfi but with a wind chill.

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  16. Thanks Dominic for the great words.

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  17. Hi Louise. Just the colours warm you up!

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  18. Hi Andrew. I see it's warming up over there.

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  19. Hi Gary, seeing these butterflies reminded me that once our wildflowers gardens come to full bloom we will have so many that I won[t run out of colorful subjects. Enjoyed seeing these reminders of what's yet to come.

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  20. awesome butterflies! Starting to see some around here, good signs!

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  21. While we don't have that ice that is keeping you and Boomer indoors, I could still use a dose of butterflies.

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  22. Beautiful butterflies. Love the colorful design on them.

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  23. I too keep chasing these pretty critters. :)
    You got great captures.

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  24. Summer must be on the way Gary and I can't wait to see a few Painted Ladies in the UK again - I saw a few in Egypt.

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  25. Great photos, Gary. They give one a yearning for summer for sure!

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  26. Hi Phil. They sure are representative of summer aren't they

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  27. Hi Willard. Those mourning doves of yours remind me of summer also!!

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  28. Very impressive, and a nice reminder of summer. I've got some photos I need to put up for Camera Critters, but nothing this beautiful.

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  29. Glad you went back and dug these photos out! We can all use a touch of summer right now.

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  30. Great pictures of American Painted Lady or American Lady (Vanessa virginiensis). Our butterfly bush was covered last summer with many butterflies including the Painted Lady.
    - Cheers from Toronto.

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  31. They may be a little worn-out but pretty neither the less.I enjoy them here in Georgia.

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  32. Gorgeous shots of these painted ladies! Even the tired-out one looks just beautiful. Spring will come eventually. (OK, I know, easy for me to say in our 80 degree Florida weather -- (as my kids are getting tired of my telling them when we talk).

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  33. Great images of the "Ladies" I always look forward to their arrival here. Cheers and here's to a great week ahead!

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  34. Beautiful butterflies! Love the design on their wings..

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  35. Hi Al. Glad you enjoyed the touch of summer.

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  36. Hi Guild-rez. Welcome to the Vermilon River.

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  37. The summer was hot and dry. I think it shows on these guys, Jean.

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  38. Hi Sallie. Actually Sallie it's only the ice that is bothering me. It restricts our hiking!!

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  39. Hi John. Thanks for the visit.

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  40. Wonderful photos -- I'm hoping for spring when I can see some butterflies in my garden!

    Marie
    bonkersinbarnhart.com

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  41. Oh goodness, these butterflies are the sign to behold! Breathlessly beautiful!

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