Monday, May 24, 2010

One Butterfly...

And about 200 photos! I got caught up in the moment when I spotted this West Coast Lady butterfly (Vanessa arabella) visiting recently. It was just so awesome that she (or he) stayed around - she would fly off, then come back over because she really liked that Homestead Verbena. I kept following her and clicking away:-) I had to move very slowly, because the slighest movement sent her flying. Anyways, following are just of few of my favorite shots - which one do you like best? I've put the 1st in our shop, and I'm not sure if I'll add another. I love butterflies - here's hoping for more photo opps soon!

"Pretty Lady"

west coast lady butterfly

"Curious"

vanessa arabella, west coast lady

"Strike a Pose!"

west coast lady butterfly

"Digging in!"

west coast lady

"Sideways Swirl"

6 comments:

Nature ID said...

Great pictures!

mywifesstudio said...

Gorgeous, what beautiful colors!

Nature ID said...

Hello, Erika Lea. For some reason I feel compelled to share another blog with you. I think you might like it. Hope you and your mom are doing well.
http://naturalwisdom.info/home/?p=407&cpage=1#comment-126

Erica Lea said...

Thank you both! And, Katie, your timing couldn't have been better to share that blog:-)

Jacqueline Roberge said...

Hi, love the beautiful butterflies!

Erica Lea said...

Thanks for stopping by, Jacqueline, and for your kind comment:-) I know my blog is in desperate need of updating. I've met some incredible butterflies this past year!