Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Butterfly Inspirations.....

One of my favorite hobbies is photography, I feel like I am constantly running around with my camera trying to get photos of something or other. Last month I was able to follow this little guy around for about an hour (no kidding) and get some great photos of him when he landed in a patch of purple Lantana.

Not only will I enjoy looking at these photos throughout the year but I think he would make a great painting as well, sorrounded by the beautiful purple of the flowers. I always save all my photos to use in a possible future painting because....you never know.

I was able to get so close to him that you can actually see how hairy his little body is in some of these photos. Funny that I never think of butterflies as hairy but........they are!

Although this little butterfly looks like he is cooperating nicely for thse photos, he did lead me on a wild chase through the garden for quite sometime before settling down so I could take these photos. The pursuit however was worth it because in the end, he was very cooperative. Maybe I just wore him out.......I don't know.

Hope you enjoy this beautiful butterfly!!


10 comments:

Melissa and Emmitt said...

hi ruth!
oh my goodness, your photographs are amazing!
thank you for sharing them!
xo
melissa

Catherine Holman said...

Hi Ruth, I can't wait to see your painting of this beautiful butterfly in the purple lantana!
Hugs,
Cathie

Donna said...

I love butterflies! You captured some great photos!

Hugs,
Donna

Suzanne said...

Pretty photos Ruth. Glad the butterfly rested long enough for you to capture it's image! It will make a beautiful painting!

Cottage Touch said...

Hi Ruth Love you blog banner!

NeereAnDear said...

I can just imagine how lovely your painting of this little fellow will be ...look forward to its creations

Great photos by the way ... I love the lantana

HUGS

JO

Tamara Jansen said...

Gorgeous photos!

Gail McCormack said...

I've often admired your photos Ruth. I love the colour contrast in these ones

THE HOME THAT LOVE BUILT said...

Your photographs are simply beautiful. I hope all is good with you. Have a lovely weekend.

Blessings,
Brook

Anonymous said...

Love the photos! Kathryn