Friday, April 18, 2008

Spring has Sprung...



The weather this week has been very spring like, the warmest temperatures of the season. As I write this I can hear a cardinal calling outside, I should put up a feeder so I can attract him to the backyard. With the warm weather I know it'll just be a matter of time before I'm taking photos like the ones above. These were taken at sunrise on two different occasions, the top butterfly is an American Copper and the bottom one is a Prairie Ringlet. Yes, I used my foil fill technique on both of these pictures.

12 comments:

Eve said...

Morning John!
And a beautiful morning it is!! The pictures are spectacular with the dew on the wings!! Seems like that would really weigh them down! I've seen the morning cloak already but it will be another month before some of my favorite butterflies come out! I'm planning a ride on the bike today..hope you get yours out!!

The Birdlady said...

Wow! I can't choose - they are beautiful.

Aluajala said...

Wow! The butterflies are amazing! We have some here too but they are much plainer..

Stacey Huston said...

Beautiful John, I have seen moths, but so far No butterflies.

kjpweb said...

Great captures - with all the dew on them! Haven't seen them or their cousins this year yet.
Cheers, Klaus

quintarantino said...

Well, the only moths and butterflies I've seen till now where here!
And great photos.

Sandpiper said...

Beautiful, John! I love the dew on them! No butterflies here yet, but it is 82°F/28°C here today, so it won't be long!

Kathryn and Ari said...

Do you know of the nature writing Bob Pyle? He's on a 50-state butterfly tour right now (there's a link to his journals on the Orion Magazine web site). I think he's going to be in Maine this summer.

Mary said...

I thought I left a comment here, but guess I didn't post it right. I like the symmetry of the two shots...very nice!

Nick S said...

Simply gorgeous butterflies

Kathiesbirds said...

John, beautiful photos. I have no idea what a foil fill technique is though. I'm glad you do though!

For The People said...

These are wonderful. You da man!