Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Late Season Butterflies

We got clobbered with rain here in NY on Sunday, but before the rain I was able to catch these butterflies in my yard and the park across the street from my house.  Perfect way to spend Sunday Morning.

Keep Makin' Art!


JeannetteLS said...

These are beautiful. My sister and I once were driving through the Endless Mountains in PA, up past Snow Shoe, and suddenly we stopped the car. We were in the middle of a monarch migration. They lined both sides of the road, and the road had taken us so we were up in the midst of the mountains. We looked across at other peaks, and five mountains stripped by fire. A fire that had reached almost to our road. On that side, the monarchs were the only colors against ashen browns and grays.

Your pictures reminded me of that miraculous day. We were not photographers, so we could not capture the scene evocatively. What you would have done with such a scene!

Dave King said...

Gorgeous. The clarity of detail is extraordinary.

Carl said...

Jeannette - It must have been an amazing site. Thanks!

Dave - Thank you. With how quickly these creatures move around you need to take quick bursts of shots and then in the editing find the composition that works.


Linda said...

Beautiful color, compositions and contrast...amazing work Carl..thanks so much for sharing! Cheers, Linda

Victoria Fatum said...

Love them all.

The monarch I was fostering is getting ready to break out of its chrysalis... it's starting to get translucent. That said, the other night I found ANOTHER monarch caterpillar wandering the milkweed plant. He came in as an egg, hatched, and kept hidden until he was a good size. So, now I'm fostering a 2nd one!

Carl said...

Thanks Vicki. Good luck with your monarchs.