Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Zebra Longwing Butterfly - Heliconius charitonia

Edit done with picmonkey
 Saturday AM this  Zebra Longwing,  finally sat still for a few seconds.



  Thanks to Kathy Goes a Rambling for telling me about Ipiccy another free online software edit program

Rainbow edit with Ipiccy
MadSnapper Trivia
My middle name is Chicken Little and I am always saying the sky is falling, even now in my OLD age.  My what IFFER is as big as a barn. 
My motto is “if it CAN happen it probably WILL"



I have been afraid of the dark since I was a baby or so I am told.  At 3 months, I screamed the theater down and that was in 1944. Daddy loved Tom Mix movies but I would not stay in the dark theater.
 (Ya think that COULD have started the whole thing? I mean taking a 3 month old baby in a dark theater with guns a popping?)



At age 8, Granddaddy took us on a two week trip from Florida to New York City. We stopped in Rock City and went in a cave, a dark cave, with a guide with torches. He said, if you want to see true dark, here it is on the count of 3. Have you ever heard an 8 year old girl scream inside a cavern?  They did.
I still sleep with a nightlight…..hubby says IT’S ALL IN YOUR MIND…. Well DUH!!
To be continued

37 comments:

Rose said...

That butterfly is so beautiful...

Ginny said...

I have never seen a butterfly like this, you captured even the tiniest features!!! I have spent about a half hour on Picmonkey trying to find which effect you used on the first picture, I like that one, it is really different! I think the western movies and the caverns sealed the deal!!!! Well of COURSE it's all in your mind!!!! That's the problem! I bet that cavern had a real good echo. Children definitely should not be taken places like that, but back then we didn't know as much about the delicate psyche as we do mow.

Eva Ason said...

Good Morning my friend,
That butterfly is so beautiful, and you have captured it perfectly. Nice close ups.
I can imagine that you are afraid of the dark, after such experiences - hua!
Getting ready for work shortly, have a lovely day!

Eva

SquirrelQueen said...

The Zebra Longwing is gorgeous, love the first photo.

Well I can understand why you are afraid to the dark after those experiences. I remember the Rock City cave. That was dark, dark!

Betty Manousos said...

those butterflies are really gorgeous! i haven't seen a butterfly like this. thanks for sharing:)
what beautiful captures, i love all of them. great detail, too.

Maple Lane said...

You know I love butterflies and these photos are stunning. Loved reading your trivia, too.
I woke early and said a prayer for you and Baby and the Vet. today.

Remington said...

Beautiful pics! I can understand being afraid of things too....nothing wrong with being afraid of the dark, my friend.

Snapper II said...

I have never seen one like this. It is beautiful.

Remington said...

Baby is in our thoughts and prayers....please keep us posted....

From the Kitchen said...

those are amazing photographs!

how is Baby?

best,
bonnie

Chatty Crone said...

Did you check it out before you were married if he could sleep with a night light on - I could not! lol

The zebra butterfly is absolutely beautiful. I have never seen one before.

And thanks for that new site. I'm going to check it out.

sandie

TexWisGirl said...

your longwing shots are beautiful, dearie. and, you've made it this far with a night light. i say that's just fine.

"Auntie" sezzzzzz... said...

Lovely photos.

Gracious but your family seemed to "try" to scare you, I'd say. -pout-

Thinking of you and your doggie, today....

SweetMarie said...

The butterfly is so pretty! I don't know if I've seen one like it before.
I'm thinking of you and your Baby.

S. Etole said...

What delightful shots. I'll have to check those new programs out.

Susannah said...

Your Zebra butterfly is fantastic! Great photos! You are awesome with your pictures. No wonder you are so scared of the dark...you poor thing. I don't really love it either.

Beth said...

Baby is in our thoughts and prayers....all will be fine.... Your pics are beautiful! Isn't it funny what we are afraid of....I was a little afraid of the dark but I was and still am afraid of FROGS! It's a long story....ha ha!

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

Beautiful butterfly shots, Sandra! I love both iPiccy and PicMonkey.

It took me years to be able to sleep in the dark after being scared to death by my brother when I was a kid. I'll tell that story in my blog some day. It's kinda funny now, but not back then!!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

That's a beautiful butterfly.

Kilauea Poetry said...

That is tooo funny! Well your header is fabulous as well as the captures of this elegant beauty! I was going to mention that I've had no program for editing. The old computer where I used the easy peasy picasa has given me a black screen. I'm sure it could be solved but it won't be by me. Thanks for the link..(I can use it with another desk top. I really wanted to tweek my butterfly. In fact I couldn't even upload the video to blogger..maybe a tad too long but not really?? I will check out the link- thanks Sandra

LC said...

Great butterfly images and edits. Woohoo, Chicken Little! I have to work not to have a foul attitude, too. Hee hee1

EG CameraGirl said...

I've heard of zebra longwings but never seen one. Gosh, it sure is easy to understand how they got their name. :))

Nezzy said...

Marvelous butterfly shots and edits.

I'm not afraid of the dark but I'm terrified of storms. I went through a tornado when I was a wee chicklett.

Have yourself a blessed and beautiful day (and night) sweetie!!! :o)

Ann said...

VERY nice shots of that butterfly. I really like that rainbow edit.
I always slept with a nightlight when I was little, insisted on it for quite some time. I can't remember exactly when I finally stopped using it

Pam said...

Wow, beautiful shots of the speedy Zebra butterflies, Sandra.
You are much better at chasing and capturing amazing shots of them, than I.
Cheers :)

Madi and Mom said...

Hi Sandra what an absolutely gorgeous butterfly. I've never seen anything like that. Beautiful shots too.
I just love your trivia....
I was reading Declan the Greyhounds blog and found something to describe my week. He was critiquing a dog toy "He said it has a squeak in his head ans a rattle in the body." That could easily describe me this week.
Update tomorrow things are brighter.
Hugs
Cecilia

A Quiet Corner said...

Beautiful pix, Sandra and thanks for the tips on editing software too!...:)JP

George said...

You captured a very eotic-looking butterfly, and I like the edits you've done (thanks for the tips about online editors).

Remind me not to go into any dark theaters or caves with you.

RoeH said...

Oh my goodness they are beautiful. Black and white is just classy.

Angela said...

That is a very beautiful butterfly! I don't think it lives in West Virginia though or I just haven't seen it. Beautiful pictures!

I'm the opposite of you girl! I have to sleep in complete darkness! lol I can't even stand the light from the radio clock. I also have to sleep with a floor fan on.

Deb said...

beautiful butterflies..I love what you did with them...I don't like pitch dark either...

missing moments said...

that butterfly is gorgeous! Nice captures! I'm not afraid of the dark ... but have nightlights all over the house!

DawnTreader said...

Wow that butterfly is amazing!!!
I'm not exactly afraid of the dark "as such" but I'm sure I would be in a strange place and with strange noises going on. Nowadays I avoid going out alone late at night - mostly because there are more "whatifs" about at night than in the daylight... ;)

Catherine said...

How beautiful! I love butterfly and dragonfly season.
Great shots!
xo Catherine

Kathy said...

Wow! These photos are just exceptional. I had not dared to try that rainbow effect but it certainly worked well for you!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

The butterfly is beautiful. I have never seen one like this. So sorry about your fear of darkness.

SD ~ Dawning Inspiration said...

Love that first image... so cool. You do great with your editing!