February 22, 2012

Zebra Long Wing

SDP  2-22-12
Two posts ago, I mentioned I visited Butterfly Estates in Ft. Myers. The environment was a pleasant mix of  serenity and hyperactivity (the butterflies and the photographers pursuing them).  Long story short, I couldn't help myself.   I took a lot of photos.  So, if you don't mind, I'll be sharing butterfly pics for the next few posts.  This particular butterfly, according to my notes, is a zebra long wing.  It paused for approximately one millisecond on this golden flower in a hanging basket before taking off.  I wish the butterfly's head was a bit more in focus, but overall  --- mmheh ---- I'll take it.

8 comments:

Kathy said...

Gorgeous. Can't wait to see more!

We are: clamco said...

I love this shot even more than the other one. The colors are wonderful!

Jim Klenke said...

beautiful shot, I cant remember the last time I saw a butterfly. I probably need to slow down and look around.

Halcyon said...

GOrgeous! They are so hard to capture as they don't sit still for very long. I like the focus on the wings. :)

cieldequimper said...

I couldn't have helped myself either...

sweffling said...

Well captured! Really looking forward to more, thanks.

Jack said...

Every day I see these butterflies I am going to feel more guilty about not yet seeing this place. Maybe Monday afternoon . . .

petrolin50 said...

Amazing details. The pictures are charming. Sincerely, Peter.