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Saturday, 26 May 2012

Romantic Season For Butterflies

Spring is not only a romantic season for birds, butterflies are in the mood for love too.

This female Great Mormon swallowtail butterfly was busy enjoying its nectar.

What she didn’t see was that love was in the air as she was being watched by a male Great Mormon

The male went closer and closer when he realized that the female was too concentrated on the food to take notice of him. 

Finally, he got her attention and both flew away together, presumably to a more private spot (away from my camera!). 

These two Common Five-rings were not that lucky and they were caught in the act.

Common Five-ring

This pair of Common Sailors, however, were not shy in displaying their feelings towards each other on top of a tree.

Common Sailor

It looks like we will be able to see many beautiful caterpillars very soon.

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Breathtaking said...

Fantastic captures of these very beautiful butterflies.


Magia da Inês said...

Passei para admirar suas fotografias.
Essa série de borboletas está fantástica!
Bom sábado!
Bom fim de semana!

Kirsti said...

Fantastinen kuvasarja perhosista, kaunista:)

John @ Beans and I on the Loose said...

Wonderful images. The butterflies in my area are not very cooperative in having their photo taken.

YTSL said...

What I love about mating butterflies is how they are far more likely to stay (relatively) still for the camera than when they're not coupled! ;D

Irma said...

Wonderful images of these very beautiful butterflies.
Greets Irma

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful images, Friend from HK.

Giga said...

Śliczne motyle i wspaniałe , ciekawe zdjęcia. Oprócz tego jest zabawny opis. Bardzo lubię Twój blog, zawsze są interesujące posty. Pozdrawiam.
Beautiful butterflies and wonderful, interesting pictures. In addition, a funny name. I really like your blog, always interesting posts. Too bad you do not want to be my constant guest. Yours.

john said...

Really great job capturing the action in the top series of photos. Our local butterflies are few and far between. They tend to be very small as well. I have seen none yet this year. No insects of any kind except a few mosquitos.

ireminisces said...

A beautiful creation created by the Creator.

eileeninmd said...

WOW, what a gorgeous collections of butterflies. Your photos are amazing. Well done!

Claudia said...

Brilliant collection, congratulations!

Tammy said...

Stunning shots. Your swallowtails are quite different from ours.

Unknown said...

Your posts are magic! are dedicated & talented!

marianasliving said...

What can I say....True, they were romantic butterflies. You did a great job on capturing them. These are beautiful photos. I am very impressed.

Giancarlo said...

Fantastiche fotografie, davvero molto belle!! buona serata...ciao

Johnny Nutcase said...

Awesome butterflies, beautiful photos of them!

Carole M. said...

adorable butterflies!