Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Wordless Wednesday: Butterfly Bush Visitors

In one of our flower beds we have what is commonly called a butterfly bush, or Buddleja for your green thumb types. It has been in full bloom for a few weeks now and I love watching the different butterflies come and go.

Early Tuesday morning I was able to snap a few pictures of this beautiful swallowtail butterfly.




The other day I noticed this other creature. It sort of looks and acts like a hummingbird, but with the antennae and legs it also looks like some type of insect. I looked it up and it turns out it is a Hummingbird Moth. The photo is blurry since his wings are moving so fast.






37 comments:

  1. Wow, what kind of camera do you use? You alsways have such great pictures!!

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  2. Those are exquisite photos!! I adore butterflies, but can't seem to spot any around my place.

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  3. You ladies are way too nice complimenting my photo capabilities. These and most of my photos are simply taken with my iPhone 4. Because I am too lazy to learn how to use my DSLR. :)

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  4. WOW that is beautiful... we seldom see butterflies around here :(

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  5. Beautiful flowers and Butterfly! We have a ton of Hummingbird Moths, they love the bee balm we have growing in the garden!

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  6. What a great capture. How pretty!

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  7. Lucky! Those are some beautiful butterflies!

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  8. Those are great shots. Our local aquarium has a butterfly room and I always enjoy going through it.

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  9. That Hummingbird moth is really cool, I"ve never seen one of those before.

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  10. So pretty, we used to have those bushes at our old house, maybe we should plant some where we are now. I forgot about all the pretty butterflies it brings!

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  11. How beautiful! We want to add a butterfly bush to our garden. Any recommendations when picking one?

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  12. Our butterflies that we're raising just hatched this morning! My girls are so excited. We see hummingbirds coming to drink from the oranges in our orange tree, and now my daughters are excited to see if our butterflies will go to it when we release them.

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  13. We certainly don't have butterflies like that here in Las Vegas... or flowers either! Gorgeous :)

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  14. I love the detail in that butterfly! Nice!

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  15. Wow, those are fantastic shots! I've never heard of a hummingbird moth before, that's cool :)

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  16. I'm so jealous!! Can't seem to get flowers to grow in my yard :(

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  17. These are beautiful! My littest girl is in love with butterflies!

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  18. Such gorgeous flowers... I wonder if they would grow down here in FL? I love having butterflies aroud the house to take photos of. I adore the second photo, you can see the gorgeous blue of its wings.
    Thanks for sharing.
    The Shewbridges of Central FL
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  19. Wow, what cool photos you caught!

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  20. That's awesome! I've never heard of a hummingbird moth but it's actually really pretty! &The butterfly- gorgeous!

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  21. Lovely captures.. haven't seen a humming bird so up close before. Happy WW

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  22. Oh so gorgeous! I want to plant a butterfly bush now!

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  23. How lovely. It's nice that that bush helps you attract butterflies.

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  24. The colors on the butterfly are so pretty!

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  25. Very pretty! We have lots of those hummingbird moths on my bee balm, they love it1

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  26. My kids would be squealing over the butterflies! :)

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  27. My daughter would go crazy. What a gorgeous butterfly.

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  28. So pretty! I haven't seen many butterflies at all this summer!

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