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Macro Monday: Butterfly on Sunflower

Posted by on 9 August 2010


Well, unfortunately I missed Macro Monday last week, but not today!! This is only my 2nd time participating in this and it’s been so fun being able to share my photos. This is also my first time to participate in Mellow Yellow Monday.  For this installment, I have a small butterfly that was getting the pollen off one of my sunflowers.

I was able to get so close without it flying away.  I was thrilled because I knew that I’d get some good shots of this one!!  I only wish that it’d opened it’s wings for me, but no such luck.

If you look closely at this view, you can see its “tongue” getting the pollen from the flower.  The butterfly just went to each section in the flower center.  By the time it was done, there was no yellow pollen left in the center of the flower at all!!

I hope that you enjoyed Macro Monday as much as I did!!  Please let me know what you think of my photos as I like to try to improve myself as much as possible.

For more Macro Monday, please visit Lisa’s Chaos and check out “Linky” for other participants!!

For more Mellow Yellow Monday, go to Mellow Yellow Monday and check out the “Linky” for more participants!!

25 Responses to Macro Monday: Butterfly on Sunflower

  1. vernz

    very pretty … nature at its best…

    My MYM here

  2. Anna

    beautiful sunflower & butterfly… / Anna

  3. fini

    Wow!! I definitely enjoy these photos very much!! It’s perfect – no doubt about it!!

  4. Julie

    Butterflies are just the hardest little creatures to capture with a camera. If they are noit flitting every which way, then they close up their wings to hide their beautiful colours. You have done very well capturing the butterfly on the gorgeous yellow flower.

  5. Hootin' Anni

    Awesome pair of photos!!!

    My Macro is Nautical And I also added a bit about a new meme I’m inviting everyone; if you’d like to join in on the challenge. Come over and find out what day on which it will take place….join me?

    Hope your Monday is treating you well.

  6. Annelie

    Beautiful, and a good macro!

  7. Manang Kim

    This is an awesome shot!!

  8. chasity

    beautiful photos.

    and i’m excited to look and see what homeschool printables you are offering.

    have a great day~

  9. Tammy McChesney

    What a wonderful close up…and what a long tongue! 🙂

  10. Slugyard

    I guess that butterfly had a feast!

  11. Gattina

    That’s a real beautiful shot ! Sun flowers are my favorites !

  12. Tricia

    Yes, I see it – How great is that… you shot at the perfect split second!

  13. Greensboro Daily Photo

    Abe Lincoln, the blogger from Illinois, says that you have to get the critters used to the camera. I love that thought and think of it when trying to capture these creatures.

    This photo is perfect for Mellow Yellow Monday!

  14. michael

    Love how you captured “the moment” when it got the pollen.

  15. sue

    Beautiful macro shot, sue,x

  16. maaike

    a lovely photo!

  17. Kala

    Nice close-up shots of the flower & butterfly.

  18. LissenTo

    It also often happens to me that the butterfly flies away. But you succeded.
    Have a nice week. Lissen

  19. Mary Lou

    I love getting the info with the great shot..Good macro.
    Thanks for visiting me today and leaving a comment. I’m glad I found you.

  20. Cathy

    Lovely,really lovely!!!

  21. Elaine-

    that looks like a MOTH to me hahahaha it was scaring me to look at the pics, that’s how bad my moth phobia is!!! thanks for the visit to my photoblog tonight, you should start a photoblog!! esp if you’re this good with a camera!! and i DID leave comments every now and then, but then i ‘took the hint’ when you didn’t comment back lol

  22. Lisa's Chaos

    You did great! Such a cute little skipper!

  23. EG Wow, Canada

    How wonderful that you were able to get in so close!

  24. SquirrelQueen

    Beautiful capture.

    You little visitor is called a Skipper. They have traits of both butterflies and moths. I see a lot of them in my yard.

  25. Tammy McChesney

    This just screams summer…love how bright and cheerful this is!

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