21 July 2014

a butterfly photo opportunity


Finally!!   I had the opportunity to find these butterflies when at Carnarvon Gorge, Central Qld.  I'm hoping I've identified them correctly.  It really was engaging to watch them and follow with my camera.


Monarch Butterfly


Australian Crow Butterfly


would love to know the name of this plant too; maybe Tropical Milkweed?







Lesser Wanderer Butterfly


Love is like a butterfly
It goes where it pleases ...
and it pleases wherever it goes

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24 comments:

diane b said...

Beautiful butterflies and great shots. You have to be quick.

Jeanne said...

Looks as if you and I were on the same page this day on our photography. Love t his lesser wanderer, and have never seen one of these before. I too photographed one of these same orange and yellow flowers... are they lanatana?? Not sure, but they look similar to my lantana, but a bit more "rangey"

Irma said...

Beautiful series of photos of these butterflies, Carole.
The name of the plant, I do not know unfortunately.
The Monarch Butterfly I find really great.

Frank said...

Hi Carole.
Super images of some very colour flutters.

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

Butterflies can be so difficult to photograph. You did very well here.

Made by KKann said...

Beautiful butterflies.

Carole M. said...

thanks everyone for your comments this post, and to JEANNE - definately not Lantana, see an old post here http://tinyurl.com/kypy8tm but did a quick online search this morning and believe it to be Tropical Milkweed perhaps? What do you think?

Lisa Gordon said...

Carole, these are just beautiful!

Rambling Woods said...

Oh wow...I would love to see all these butterflies and monarchs..male and female.. Super!!... I am not good at plant ID, but I think you might be right. I wonder if there were any eggs laid there... Oh..I added your link as I just put up NN this minute...sorry for the confusion...Michelle

Beth of "E." Lizard Breath Speaks said...

i really do wonder where all the monarchs are? they are not in my area of VA. i need to hunt one down. gorgeous shots. i enjoy these kind of wings. ( :

Karen said...

Oh Carole, these are gorgeous captures of beautiful butterflies!

EG CameraGirl said...

Oh I love days when I see tons of beautiful butterflies. Thanks!

fredamans said...

Lovely butterfly shots! Love Monarchs, they are one we see in my area.

eileeninmd said...

Carole, gorgeous collection of butterflies and photos! Well done!

Felicia said...

wonderful butterfly captures.

Yep think you have tropical milkweed there. I seen on another blog its also called butterfly milkweed because of it attraction for butterflies

I've have seen this growing wild here in Pa for the first time this year.

Felicia said...

I need to make a correction on my last comment. I googled again and butterfly and tropical milkweed are not quite the same color, they are a tad different.

Mike @ A Bit About Britain said...

Fabulous captures!

Tinie said...

Beautiful pictures of these beautiful butterflies.
Greetings Tinie

Laura said...

Everything is more beautiful when we slow down, look close and take the time to truly see.

bettyl-NZ said...

So pretty! We don't get many varieties of butterflies here.

Gumer Paz said...

How easily these pictures have to do without the butterflies scare. And few varieties! Excellent macro, Carole.
A kiss from Spain.

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Hi Carole,
fantastic photos of all this beautiful butterflies. I have seen them just in the botanical garden yet.
Have a nice weekend, Carole.
Best regards, Synnöve

Christian Perrin said...

Funnily enough, I was trying to identify the resting plant of a Monarch the other day, and had a good search through milkweeds - your plant there definitely looks like one in my opinion! It's the plant that they lay their eggs on. Strange to see them in a desert setting though - I'm used to them being coastal creatures.

Kay said...

Wow, Carole, fantastic shots of the butterflies! It is so difficult to capture them. Love the colors and textures.