Sunday, 10 March 2013

Macro Monday - Three Butterflies (and 400 posts)

Summer has clearly lost is calendar down here as there is really no sign of autumn yet.  I was up early on Saturday morning - and it was hotter at 6.30 am than the long term March average maximum!  I drank a lot of water that day!

I have gone back into the archives for these weeks shots - its just too hot to think about anything new!
So, to celebrate 400 posts on this blog i'll post 3 butterflies from Queensland!

Swamp Tiger

Blue Tiger

Chocolate Argus
I have not have much luck with butterflies this summer - too much time with birds! 

You can find more macro shots at Macro Monday.  

Enjoy the close ups.

33 comments:

Carole M. said...

it has to do with colour of course; I love the blue tiger Stewart. I never see butterflies to photograph; only cabbage moths :(

Fun60 said...

Congratulations on your 400th post. I can't think of a better way to celebrate than to look at the beauty of these butterflies.

ADRIAN said...

Congratulations.
Excellent butterflies.

Marcia said...

Love the blue and brown one. It's just the same colors that I spied out my window yesterday morning - lovely blue of the sky against the dark brown trunks of the trees. Not a green leaf in sight yet here.

grammie g said...

Hi Stewart...Wow these are beauties, especially like the blue and brown one!!
I guess any butterfly would look good as it is 28f (I have to learn Celsius) : ), and snow on the ground!!
Your's are gorgeous!!
Stay cool
Grace

grammie g said...

Hi Stewart...Wow these are beauties, especially like the blue and brown one!!
I guess any butterfly would look good as it is 28f (I have to learn Celsius) : ), and snow on the ground!!
Your's are gorgeous!!
Stay cool
Grace

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Here I sit cuddled up in my robe and you're sweltering! Your butterfly shots are awesome! We don't have those in these parts, so this is a treat for my eyes. I'll be shooting butterflies this summer after I've exhausted my bird supply. Unless I can fit in some travel time. Hope you have a great week, Stewart. :)

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

More butterflies. That's what we need on Blogger, is more butterflies. These are wonderful Stewart.

TexWisGirl said...

oh, my! these are all 3 gorgeous!

sorry about the excessive heat!

David Oliver said...

Beautiful butterflies.

Sylvia K said...

I love your beautiful, colorful butterflies, Stewart! Wonderful captures for the day! Thanks for sharing!

DIMI said...

Hi Stewart!Congratulations on your 400th post!!Wonderful pictures!!Beautiful butterflies,gorgeous colours!Hope you have a lovely week!
Dimi..

Lea said...

Congratulations on your 400th post!
Lovely butterflies!
Lea
Lea's Menagerie

Icy BC said...

They are so beautiful, and we are still in winter..

Congrats on your 400th post!

Icy BC said...

They are so beautiful, and we are still in winter..

Congrats on your 400th post!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

The butterflies are beautiful. I'm glad you dug into your archives since this was the result. Happy blog-i-versary!

Karen said...

Beauties Stewart! Congrats on post #400!

Jama said...

Gorgeous butterfly.

Kateri said...

Love them! I like the last one the best though. Can't go wrong with chocolate anything, can you?

Barbara said...

These are great shots! Butterflies around here rarely stay still long enough to capture them, dang it.

Amila Kanchana said...

Lovely butterflies!

pattisjarrett said...

Your butterflies are beautiful! It sounds like you are anticipating the next season for the cooler temps. We're awaiting spring, and warmer temps. Send the sun on back this way!

pattisjarrett said...

Oh, and congrats on 400 posts!

Kerri said...

Oh your butterflies are absolutely gorgeous! I can't wait until I start seeing some here .... maybe in about 3 weeks :)

edenhills said...

Congratulations on that milestone post! Very impressive. All three shots are wonderful, but I like that second butterfly best with its lovely blues. Hope you find some cooler weather. I'm stuck with winter refusing to let go!

bailey-road.com said...

Congratulations on your 400th post, Stewart! Your butterfly shots are beautiful. Winter is slow to let go here - we had a balmy 70 degrees yesterday. Now it's rainy and heading back down to the 30's.

Jesh St Germain said...

Ah, so clear! This blue tiger is certainly a gorgeous, but your first butterfly rivals in beauty!

Gunilla Bäck said...

Beautiful butterflies. Congrats on your 400th post!

chai-and-chardonnay.blogspot.com said...

Great shots and congratulations!

Liz said...

Wow!!! These are wonderful Stewart!
I'm not sure if it's the weather up her but butterflies never seem to stop long enough for a photo!
And congratulations on 400 posts!! (I missed my 400th... I've apparently posted 416 and didn't even notice)

Cindy said...

Beautiful!! Love them all but that Blue Tiger is gorgeous with that light blue coloring. Congratulations on 400 posts!!

Esther Joy said...

Love the name of the "Chocolate Angus" --- sounds almost edible!

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