Monday, June 13, 2011

Pictures of Lily

It's lily season here in Columbus, so here are the best of those pictures, so far. (I've got lots of pictures, this is a trick for getting the ones I want to post organized.) Also, rather than try and figure out what types they are, I'm calling them all 'Hybrid Lilies', just like they say in the planters for sale at Giant Eagle.





Here is the first Monarch Butterfly picture I've managed to take this year, along with a Cloudless Sulphur:



Update: I'm not sure if I'll get around to posting anything else today, but here is a cropped image from the Monarch picture above and some lilies I took last night with the Canon A710:


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12 comments:

Kathleen said...

flutterby!!

BDR said...

Allusion received, song implanted!

Smut Clyde said...

And when you change the lyrics to "Pictures of willy", it becomes a tribute to Anthony Weiner.

chicago dyke said...

those are really nice! excellent photography as well, i'm inspired.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Thunder, you make Ohio seem like a tropical paradise. What's up with that?

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

That's why they call it "trick photography", BBBB.

Just wait until I put up the mandevilla and hibiscus pics...
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M. Bouffant said...

"She's been dead since 1929 ..."

fish said...

This makes me feel so wonderful.

Randal Graves said...

Wait, Ohio's *not* a tropical paradise?

mikey said...

Are those the same butterflies that find their way out here to Pacific Grove in the fall?

If so, that's pretty amazing...

Aunt Snow said...

Those are what's called Asiatic hybrid lilies, BTW. You can find a whole bunch of them at http://www.bdlilies.com/

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. So your weather is better now?

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Yes, Aunt Snow, we're getting daytime highs in the 70s and overnight lows down in the 60s or high 50s. Perfect!

Mikey, the monarchs migrate by generations.

The fourth generation is born in September and October and goes through exactly the same process as the first, second and third generations except for one part. The fourth generation of monarch butterflies does not die after two to six weeks. Instead, this generation of monarch butterflies migrates to warmer climates like Mexico and California and will live for six to eight months until it is time to start the whole process over again.
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