Friday, July 25, 2008

Butterfly Series # 1

Did you know that there are more than 28,000 different species of Butterflies world-wide? In North America there are only about 725, most species are found in the Tropics. While these beautiful creatures can live up to 11 months, they usually live 2 to 4 days due to predators, weather and other factors. Most of this information was pulled from a site called: The Butterfly Website

I took these shots in Copiah County, MS, on the banks of the Pearl River, near Georgetown.
I hope you enjoy them. I chased this little sucker for 15 minutes in 100 degree heat trying to get a shot of the inside of his wings. Never happened! Sorry, because they were so beautiful.

17 comments:

the teach said...

Michael, we all work so hard for our photos! I don't think I could run in 100 degrees... it's been 90 degrees here! Today is cooler thank goodness! It was worth getting the shots of the butterfly! :)

Texas Travelers said...

Sometimes they just have a knack for staying out of range.

Good shots though.
Well done.

Troy

irish daisies said...

very nice shots :) i love taking photos of butterflies when we are camping. so many!!

***Fotografia e Luz*** said...

the magnificent sequence of photos with this very beautiful butterfly congratulations

Tipper said...

I love butterflys-great photos!

me ann my camera said...

I think you did a great job photographing it in motion for that isn't always easy. Nice job.
ann

nina said...

Feeling itchy today??

Nice flutterbyes.

Nina at Nature Remains

Indrani said...

These shots are of Swallowtail butterfly I think.

I too have taken some posts on butterflies in my 'i Share'. They are hard to capture in lens. My posts are up. :)

The Texican said...

I've fished the Pearl many times as a teen. I was not looking for butterflies, but catfish. We fished near Slidell, LA at a place they called False River. Brought back memories. Pappy

Strider said...

Nice....Abe Lincoln's blog site has been posting pictures of butterflies also.

The Birdlady said...

You chased him right through the poison ivy! Now, that's determination!

For The People said...

I am posion Ivy! LOL

Becky and Gary said...

What is it with these Butterflies? They make us work so hard, and they don't seem to care at all how hot it is.

Christy said...

Very cool images. I do believe we have a Black Swallowtail Butterfly. I've spent a lot of time looking trying to identify my own image. I saw your post and thought I remembered which one it was and sure enough it definitely looks like the images on the website.

fishing guy said...

Michael: We have to capture them one at a time, nice shots.

juliana said...

ah, the things we do for a shot...
sometimes i think we can't force a photo from the animals, they have to let us take it

2sweetnsaxy said...

Look at it's spotted body! How cool! I haven't seem too many varieties of butterflies here around L.A. Would love to see one like this one.

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