Friday, July 4, 2008

Wildflower Break.....



I'm taking a short break from the flower photos to post these skipper shots. One evening last week I noticed this little guy sitting on a columbine blossom in my flower garden so I got my camera out and took a few pictures. Butterflies don't fly at night because it's too cool so I knew it would still be there in the morning and that's when the second photo was taken. These were the very last two columbine blossoms in the garden, they've all gone to seed so I was lucky it decided to rest on a blossom and not a seed head. I'll continue my roadside flower series next week. When I started I didn't realize, when you pay attention, how many different varieties of flowers there are by the side of the road. I've noticed in the last few days that the black eyed susans are starting to bloom and also the queen annes lace.

7 comments:

The Birdlady said...

The skipper shots are great - but if that columbine's not a flower, I don't know what is! Beautiful.

Eve said...

The colors are wonderful John. Thoes little skippers are sweet!
Thanks John!

Mary said...

That's beautiful! My eye looks at the flower, and yours at the skipper :-) Both are worth a photo and you took great ones!

kjpweb said...

Those are gems! Especially the first one with the backlight! Bravo!
Cheers, Klaus

Kathryn and Ari said...

You should think about joining the Maine Butterfly count: these pictures are EXACTLY what they are looking for. My little point-and-shoot just isn't cutting it, and I'm thinking I'm going to have to go back to the good old 35 mm with ultra zoom lens to get a clean image.

Stacey Huston said...

great job John, it really is amazing how many wildflowers there are out there. even here in the high desert areas.. thanks for sharing

Nick S said...

Once again John , some fantastic flowers there .