Monday, July 12, 2010

Macro Monday - Skipper on Purple Heart


Skipper resting on Purple Heart, also known as Purple Wandering Jew.
Actually what the butterfly is attracted to is the Lantana which is planted with it.  Skippers are kind of drab but are generally willing to hold still long enough to have their picture taken.

17 comments:

margie said... [Reply to comment]

great macro but more importantly i love that you know the name of butterfly!!

tammymcchesney said... [Reply to comment]

I love the contrast between the purple heart and Skipper! Beautifully done!

awarewriter said... [Reply to comment]

Excellent shot Bill.

michael said... [Reply to comment]

The butterfly may normally be drab but it's the perfect complimentary color to the wandering jew. Very nice.

Indrani said... [Reply to comment]

I never knew the name. Great capture!

Kala said... [Reply to comment]

Lovely composition!

Christina, Sweden said... [Reply to comment]

Great Macro, never seen that flower before, I guess it's because you cannot find them here. Otherwise I would love some in my garden and they really have a name suited for them!

Lesa said... [Reply to comment]

I'm so glad to know the name of the butterfly-- they are all over my Ok garden and you are right-- they do hold still.

DrillerAA09 said... [Reply to comment]

Excellent composition. Very nicely done.

Jan n Jer said... [Reply to comment]

Great shot and color combination!

Jay said... [Reply to comment]

That's a great picture! I love the shape of that leaf he's on!

Elleona said... [Reply to comment]

Photo particulièrement réussie !
Bisous de France.

Serge Cornillet said... [Reply to comment]

Great macro!!!!!
Yes they do deserve it, it was al about team spirit and faith!!

Lois said... [Reply to comment]

Very pretty!

Snowcatcher said... [Reply to comment]

Such intense colors! And love the texture of the wings!

Julie said... [Reply to comment]

That's the problem with flutter-bys - the holding still thing. I have purple WJ in my garden but it covers everything. Makes a lovely splash of colour though, so it can stay.

Yogi♪♪♪ said... [Reply to comment]

Great photograph. You have a lot of patience.