Monday, April 16, 2012

Sunday Butterflies

Butterfly pictures taken Sunday and posted on Monday, that is.

Eastern Comma, Polygonia comma











Note that the above could possibly be Question Marks, Polygonia interrogationis. The advice on differentiating the two is less helpful than it appears.

Red Admiral, Vanessa atalanta









ZRM has some pics of more exotic butterflies from warmer places.

(Mouse over pics for captions, and open them in another window for larger versions. In fact, you might even be able to see the expressions on their faces.)

UPDATE: Just for the halibut, here's a couple more.




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25 comments:

Kathleen said...

Amazing. My goodness!!!

Smut Clyde said...

I hope the Polygonia genus includes further punctuation marks.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I rate for the semicolon; S.C.
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Smut Clyde said...

Ampersands would be nice.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

I think more butterfly names should include interrobangs.

Heck, I find it to be a bit suspicious that thunder has not added one to his nym.

Pinko Punko said...

I saw a beautiful Buckeye when mowing the lawn. I need to shoo it away. And I think a Red Admiral also flitted by.

vacuumslayer said...

The expressions on their faces show theyre annoyed you're all up in their grills.

Especially gorgeous batch. The composition is pretty great in all these.

vacuumslayer said...

The third and fourth one are especially awesome.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

hey, linking from the thunderpants. thanks.

Now I am going to see the butterfly fanatic traffic SPIKE.

Jennifer said...

thunder- have you ever seen one of these?

Jennifer said...

Guh...

these...

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Not yet, Jennifer. It appears they like to hang out by hamburger trees?

Of course, I haven't seen a Buckeye butterfly yet, either. Good to know that Pinko land hasn't (yet) turned into a desert wasteland.
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Anonymous said...

IFTHETHUNDERDONTGETYA....CARTER FOUNDATION will.
IFTHETHUNDERDONTGETYA...TIM GEITNER TCCARE-
DATIL, could.
IFTHETHUNDERDONTGETYA...beware of BETTE MIDLER- STING.
IFTHETHINDERDONTGETYA...DEPP- PENN- TURNER-
GROSSATESTA - there's still GILLES.
NYSSE- CONIZZE- COCNINES- COCONS- COMSTUL.
PTY LTD- KANSAS KINGS,

Jennifer said...

thundra... I just assumed that was one of your personalities posting...

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Beeware the BETTE MIDLER - STING!

(I checked youtube...didn't find anything.)
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Jennifer said...

Maybe fish had a seizure and forgot he was in Canada...

Substance McGravitas said...

Bette Midler will never be your Bee of Burden.

Dusty,Hells most vocal Bitch said...

You are so good at taken flutterby photos! I adore them all...and really needed them as it was a really bad day at the hospital.

Dusty,Hells most vocal Bitch said...

I feel such a calmness when I come bby and see your wonderful photos..thank you so much dear Thunder. ;-)

Randal Graves said...

These strange creatures don't exist so far north.

Substance McGravitas said...

One for Thundra. And Randal too.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Me response.

And passed it on to 3Bulls.
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Von said...

#2 and #3 are not butterflies
They are flying monsters of death
blech

Jim H. said...

Nice work. I've tried but can't close enough to get them flutterbyes to pose for me.

Carmi Levy said...

I'm just going to sit here in awe of this stunning series of pics.

Wow!