Monday, August 12, 2013

Butterflies and bugs

Man, I am really liking this photo thing.  Probably to the point of really starting to irritate my wife.  Like most things I do, I'll jump into this with both feet, and pretty soon I'll get the "eye-roll" when I pull out the camera again to take another (100th?  500th?) picture of a cool butterfly.  Oh well.

This week I have a few butterfly pics and 2 (what I think are ) really cool bug pics.  As always - click on the photos to enlarge them and see their detail.

Thanks for stopping by.

Oh yeah - we just got back from vacation.  While away we went to a very cool Conservatory/ Arboretum which happened to have a Butterfly exhibit filled with the coolest butterflies I've ever seen.  All just flying around next to you in the enclosure.   Needless to say, my camera got a workout.  I'll post those on the next few posts, but I think I took around 200 photos in the Butterfly exhibit.


     This photo is not a special one, but I love the coloration of the calibrachoa flowers


   
         A nice photo of an Eastern Tiger Swallowtail


            Playing around with some color over saturation
       


          I love these Hummingbird Moths!



         Praying Mantis' are always fun to photograph


       Not sure what this is, but it's big and looks like it would hurt if it bites!

6 comments:

Stephanie and Dustin said...

These are great! The over-saturation effect made for such a vibrant pic.

Howard said...

Dear Joe, If you decided to give up fly fishing, I'll be happy to take a donation of a rod or two.

Wolfy said...

Thanks Howard - that was the one thing holding me back from the total desertion of fly fishing . Now that I know that my extensive collection of Winston's, Hardys, cane, and glass will be in good hands, I guess I'm fre to give it up.

But wait!

If I have to bring my stuff out to you in CO, I'll certainly get the itch again when I see your streams, and then I'll want to keep my stuff. So - sorry .

Mark Kautz-Shoreman said...

Hey Joe. Nice photo's. I've seen that same bug in the last photo, but don't know what it is either.

Casey said...

Wow, Joe! Those are awesome photos. Love the praying mantis pic - giving you the "I dare you to come closer" look.

Kerri Farley said...

Beautiful captures!!

That last shot may be a robber fly!!