Friday, September 16, 2011

Buckeye Butterfly

Revisiting the Buckeye Butterfly that I found on our walk at Mason Neck. I didn't realize until I had gotten home and looked at the photos on the computer screen, that I had also caught the small wasp-like critter in the same frame.
"Happily we bask in this warm September sun,
Which illuminates all creatures..."
~Henry David Thoreau~

30 comments:

The Elephant's Child said...

Just beautiful. Thank you.

gigihawaii said...

Brilliant!

Cezar and Léia said...

Adorable butterfly, this post is so sweet!
Happy weekend dear Denise,
Hugs
Léia

Valerie said...

The wasp gives an added dimension to the picture ... how amazing that it sneaked in without you knowing.

jabblog said...

The patterns on the butterfly's wings are so beautiful.

Mama-Bug said...

Beautiful shot Denise; the Buckeye is always a favorite of mine.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

What a beautiful specimen Denise, and that tiny bee made the image perfect.

Sunray Gardens said...

That photo is amazing Denise. You really captured a fantastic shot and the clarity in wonderful.
Cher Sunray Gardens

Janet said...

Love the photograph -amazing !

Out on the prairie said...

I have one as a screen saver. Blow the photo up and they have lots of fur on their body and a fringe all around their wings.

grammie g said...

HI Denise..He is stunner...lovely shot!
I am hoping that I will still see more butterflies ...our temp's are about to drop tonight..our highs today are what the lows at night have been : { 60's !!
Have a good one!!

Grace

Andrew said...

A fantastic capture Denise...

I for one are so pleased you spotted it..and then shared it with us.. I can guarantee you some of the worlds best known photo images were taken with more luck than judgement..

Enjoy your weekend xx

Scott said...

Don't you love serendipity like that. Great shot even without the wasp.

imac said...

Great shot,love it.

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

What a GREAT shot!

Valerie said...

A fabulous capture Denise, and the bee/wasp completes the scene (intentional or otherwise!)

Maa said...

Beautiful picture Denise. As always you have a way with your camera lens. Maa

Janie said...

The butterfly and the wasp all in one frame really makes a fascinating photo.

Debbie said...

unexpected surprises!! the buckeye is stunning...i love the pattern in that one!!

have a wonderful weekend!!

lui said...

Denise, you caught two wonderful critters and 1 lovely bloom! How lucky can you get!

eileeninmd said...

Denise, gorgeous shot of the Buckeye!

Steve Borichevsky said...

This is one wonderful image!

Indrani said...

Wow! Two in one.

minor said...

Very beautiful clematis. I like them very much.

Living In Williamsburg Virginia said...

Beautiful butterfly and perfectly photographed.

Darryl and Ruth :)

Butterfly party favors said...

Very pretty! I love this art.

Margaret Cloud said...

Beautiful picture and also poem.

Barbara said...

This is a great photo Denise.

Kathiesbirds said...

Beautiful photo and an appropriate quote! Love the sunflower photos above also!

Kay said...

I have the worst time catching butterflies with my camera. They never sit still for me. They must like you. Even the wasp likes you.