Sunday, 4 March 2012

Macro Monday - Australian Painted Lady


I’ve not been having a lot of joy on the butterfly front this summer – seems I’m in the wrong places at the wrong time. Or the right places with the wrong lens!

Anyway – these are from last summer. These are Australian Painted Lady butterflies, taken on the summit of Mt. Donna Buang, which is a mountain of about 1250m (4100 ft) about an hour’s drive from Melbourne.

I think I need to go back and have a walk in that area soon!

You can find more macro shots at Macro Monday
You can find the latest post to my other blog by clicking the Paying Ready Attention image on the RHS of the screen.

Enjoy the close ups!

19 comments:

Phil said...

Hi Stewart and thanks for stopping by my blog. I didn't find your banding post but I'll look again.

Crafty Green Poet said...

such lovely photos, the light is amazing!

Liz said...

Great shots Stewart!
My first butterfly shots were of the Australian Painted Lady - interestingly, when I was down on the MP at my parents house in December(in their garden which is a butterfly heaven). Luckily I was walking through the garden, with my telephoto zoom lens attached. I didn't manage to get one with wings open like you did though!

TexWisGirl said...

can't wait to get our blooms and butterflies going here... :)

Al said...

What a beautiful butterfly, and excellent captures of it.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

They're lovely -- and always hard to get good pictures of, the flitty little things!.

Barb said...

Since I live in a land of snow, I'm happy that you've posted these Painted Ladies. Enjoy the rest of your summer!

bettyl said...

Those are awesome shots! The colors are amazing.

Kateri said...

Butterfly photos take a lot of patience for sure. I love the one of the painted lady on the buttercups.

Kim, USA said...

Amazing shots!

Shamrock

Lea said...

Beautiful butterflies!
I find them very elusive and difficult to photograph. They flit about so very fast!
Happy Macro Monday!
Lea
Lea's Menagerie

Carletta said...

Excellent captures Stewart!
Yes, I think you should definitely go back soon.

The Paw Relations said...

Such a beautiful little butterfly. Great pictures.

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Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Beautiful photos.

Regards and best wishes

edenhills said...

Butterflies do seem to be rather camera shy. Great shots.

Karen said...

These are lovely! I've never managed to get a butterfly shot :(

Kerri said...

They are BEAUTIFUL! I can't wait to see some butterflies this Spring/Summer!! Just a few more weeks hopefully!

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Beautiful photos ~ lovely that you captured the butterfly so well ~~thanks for sharing, namaste, carol (A Creative Harbor)
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amatterofhowyouseeit.com said...

Lovely composition and light in these images.