Saturday, July 11, 2015

A Beauty-Camera Critters


How lucky can I be?! In a short period of time one afternoon recently I found a Minnesota state flower, the rare pink and white lady's slipper, and then I saw this lovely swallowtail butterfly.

1899 E.B. White

29 comments:

  1. Why does your post refer to E.B. White?

    Your State Flower is, indeed, delicate. My state's flower is the Waratah. One would be hard-pressed to call it delicate.

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    1. Julie, As an English major and former classroom teacher, lately I've been having fun with birthdates of notable people in the arts. I just like to call attention to talent, whether or not you might be a fan. Now I have to look up your flower!

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    2. I just googled your flower; indeed it is not delicate but the image I just saw on the internet is beautiful!

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  2. You captured the butterfly so well, excellent!

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  3. You truly are striking it rich with photos, Kate!

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  4. Oh it is brilliant. I didn't know the pink ladyslipper was the Minnesota state flower. I have seen them in the wood while in Maine a few years ago but only just that one time.

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  5. That's called a 'hat trick' in cricket talk Kate :) The markings are so perfectly symmetrical and beautiful, super capture.

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  6. Beautiful and perfectly photographed!

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  7. love these amazing beauties.

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  8. Hello, beautiful capture of the butterfly. And the Lady Slippers are so pretty, great finds.

    Thank you for linking up and sharing your post! Have a happy weekend!

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  9. I love seeing these beauties in the garden all summer.

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  10. Very pretty butterfly. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. Wow, that's a lot of great things to photograph in one day! Lucky you!

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  12. And Max Ehrman to you! Lovely photo, but must say it's your eye, or perhaps your brain, I admire... to photograph something, one must first be able to see - and appreciate - it's beauty.

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  13. If I had a hammer,
    I'd hammer out a bee
    Then you'd know
    Just how lucky you could be
    For in the tree
    A hammering tree
    There was a flower
    And a flutterby and a bee
    Which is all very nice
    But your should know
    Your state's real bird
    Is the mosquito!

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  14. Wow! That's a great looking butterfly.

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  15. You hit the jackpot for sure! Nice shot!

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  16. Gorgeous shot! What a treat to see!

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  17. Beautiful close up.

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  18. Lovely Tiger Swallowtail!! I saw a bunch in W.V. a month or so ago, but they stayed in the trees...no low flowers were enticing enough.
    ~

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  19. What a beautiful shot of a swallowtail.

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  20. A lovely tiger swallowtail. They are right up their with monarchs in my hall-of-butterfly-fame.

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  21. Beautiful swallowtail!

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