A colorful mix of butterflies, gathering on the damp sand along the shoreline of the Smith River near Martinsville, VA.
They keep on coming and I keep on making photos of my colorful “friends” who brighten my day.
From the number and quality of photos I see here on WordPress, I’m not the only one, by far, who gets joy capturing images of colorful insects at this time of year.
We are fortunate to live in a relatively rural portion of SW Virginia, in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, with 2.5 acres of land, home to various critters. Robins are numerous at this time of year as are various types of Butterflies feeding on our Lantana flowers. Rabbits, on the other hand are hardly seen, but they are here, always on the lookout for predators. I was fortunate recently to capture each of them doing what they do.
I kept my cameras handy and ready to go during 2018. Living where we do in a small town in Southwest Virginia, in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, we have a variety of critters in our yard. The highlight was this new-born fawn who had been placed by its mother in deep grass hiding until she returned. There were others and I selected the best of the lot for your enjoyment. Happy New Year!
Echinacea (Cone) Flowers that have sprung up in our garden are beginning their final stage of blooming for the year. So have the feeding butterflies and bees attracted to them begun to disappear. I captured the scene using my Panasonic GX7 45-200 lens, in burst mode, and the results are shown here. I noted the tattered nature of the wings on some of the insects, a sign that they have been very active. It’s been fun seeing and photographing them this year and I look forward to 2019 when both the flowers and butterflies will return.
(Photo made with Panasonic GX7 with 45-200mm lens)
At this time of year, butterflies begin to gather to feed on an abundance of blooming flowers. It’s when that happens in view of our camera lens that makes it special.