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Friday, September 3, 2010

Macro Flowers Saturday

I spotted this Giant Swallowtail on the Vitex from indoors and went rushing outside with my camera... only to find the lens fogged up immediately!


Eventually, after cleaning the lens off several times, I was able to get some photos. This was the best one and I decided it would be my entry for Macro Flower Saturday, hosted by maiaT at Macro Flower Pictures


 If you enjoy macro photos of flowers, head over to her site to see her awesome photos and visit the other blogs listed there for Macro Flowers Saturday.


Words and photographs by Jayne Wilson, Green and Serene, Jayne's Country Garden.

14 comments:

Kramer said...

What an inspiring image.

Lui said...

What a coincidence that Maia is also featuring a butterfly! Great shot! I just hope you made another close-up shot so we can see the details in both!

maiaT said...

You took my breath away with this photo.
Everything is so perfect here, this gorgeous butterfly, the perfect light and setup, the whole composition looks more like an exquisite painting than a photo.

Thanks for this lovely contribution to Macro Flowers Saturday and have a beautiful weekend!

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Oh spectacular butterfly. Great shot.

Greyscale Territory said...

The butterfly is such a romantic, beautiful addition to that lovely flower!

Poetic Shutterbug said...

A gorgeous composition filled with striking detail. Very beautiful

Kyna said...

Haha, the lens has fogged up many times for me this summer too :D

Beautiful photo!

sewingseeds4U said...

This is so pretty. I love the angle you got of the butterfly. Nice job. Patty

Ami said...

Gorgeous picture with that swallowtail butterfly! The amount of light also look perfect! It doesn't look foggy to me at all.

~Ami

Carol said...

Must be the week of the Butterfly!!! Loving all of them and the flowers too!

leavesnbloom said...

I think this is an amazing photo - the light is just perfect and its such a beautiful butterfly.

ruma said...

A feeling of throbbing pulse of the life. . .


Thank you for showing the splendid brightness.




From Japan.
Greetings.
ruma

Jayne said...

Thanks for the great comments everyone. I think Mother Nature has more to do with the lighting than me. I was just dancing around trying to get the butterfly in focus. It was a lucky shot - serendipity, I suppose you could call it :-)

Jama said...

Gorgeous butterfly!