Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Zebra Longwing Butterfly


Sunday around Noonish.. I saw the sun shining on the Papaya Plant Peeking over the fence. Grabbed the long lens on the Rebel, shot the above and thought Phooey. to bright. Turning to go in the house I spied the sun shining on the Palmetto Palm


and THERE HE WAS.. a madly flitting Zebra longwing butterfly. To fast to focus. I put the camera on sport mode and held down the button firing off 67 photos in 30 seconds.


and I did get a few good ones of him, deleted all but these to share. Florida sunshine and butterflies in October. Do you still have butterflies this time of the year in your area?



21 comments:

Blackberry Lane said...

How beautiful! You got some great shots. Hope you enjoy your day.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

We do have butterflies but certainly nothing as lovely and interesting as your stripped one!
I've never seen anything like that! Thanks for sharing. Great job with the photo's. Wow!! :)
Love,
Mona

Madi and Mom said...

WOWOWOWOWOWOWOW I'VE NEVER SEEN A BUTTERFLY LIKE THIS. SANDRA YOUR PICTURES SHOULD BE PUBLISHED IN
BIRDS AND BLOOMS. HAVE YOU EVER SUBMITTED PHOTOS TO THEM?
HUGS CECILIA

Rose said...

Oh, he is a beauty. Funny thing, had not seen a butterfly in ages, then Sunday evening while outside with Lorelei, I don't know how many we seen.

TexWisGirl said...

yes, thankfully we do. buckeyes, black swallowtails, sulphurs, and even some monarchs this year!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Sandra, yes I have seen butterflies still around here but mostly yellow and white sulphers. The swallowtails and monarchs seem to be long gone now even though our temps are not yet cold.

DawnTreader said...

Beautiful, elegant butterfly... No, the butterflies were gone from here long before yesterday's storm... Some fly south, others go into hibernation until spring, and some I think lay their eggs and the eggs or caterpillars hibernate.

Snapper II said...

I've got a few shots of this butterfly. Great post and I love your header

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

BEAUTIFUL! No butterflies here by now,its just too cold for them.

SweetMarie said...

Oh so pretty! These photos are crystal clear!

Chatty Crone said...

Oh my gosh I see them better than I would with my glasses. I don't think I have ever seen one. We do have butterflies here. Have a good night. sandie

Ann said...

oh it's so pretty. Good job capturing him. I can't recall seeing a single butterfly all summer long here.

Inger said...

You are too much, that butterfly capture is something else. I just signed up about 10 blogs on bloglovin and so far I can see it will be a lot faster than the way I did it before. I'll let you know if I will be lovin it.....or not.

Deb said...

what a beauty...so happy you got some good shots to share with us...

Deb said...

what a beauty...so happy you got some good shots to share with us...

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

Beautiful. We still have the gulf fritillary butterflies and a few monarchs ave passed thru.

George said...

You had a great idea about putting your camera on Sport Mode. You got some wonderful pictures of the butterfly.

SquirrelQueen said...

I'm still seeing a few Skippers but noting as amazing as the Zebra, he is gorgeous. Ours won't be around much longer so maybe you will share more of your lovelies with us.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

He is beautiful!

Betty Manousos said...

awesome! love the pictures of the butterfly. and the collage. great job, sandra!

magscorner said...

Great shots!! I have never seen a butterfly like that one, very pretty. I have not seen a butterfly around here since spring. Hugs