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!!


Melissa and Emmitt said...

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

Catherine Holman said...

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

Donna said...

I love butterflies! You captured some great photos!


Suzanne said...

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

Anonymous 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



Tamara Jansen said...

Gorgeous photos!

Gail McCormack said...

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


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


Anonymous said...

Love the photos! Kathryn