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:

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

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

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  3. Congratulations.
    Excellent butterflies.

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  4. 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.

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  5. 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

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  6. 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

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  7. 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. :)

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

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  9. oh, my! these are all 3 gorgeous!

    sorry about the excessive heat!

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

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

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

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

    Congrats on your 400th post!

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

    Congrats on your 400th post!

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

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  16. Beauties Stewart! Congrats on post #400!

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

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

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  19. 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!

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  20. Oh, and congrats on 400 posts!

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

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  22. 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!

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  23. 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.

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

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  25. Beautiful butterflies. Congrats on your 400th post!

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  26. 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)

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

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

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