Category Archives: Butterfly Photography

Happy Valentine’s Day!

 

girl with butterfly painted lady web

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Release

Love

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Let

it

take

Wing

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Unfold

your

Heart

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Free

the

Butterfly

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~K. D’Angelo

 

Butterfly heart, valentine vector illustration. Element for design

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California’s State Butterfly

Female California Dogface

Male California Dogface 

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A Shadow’s Dance

A Shadow’s Dance

Amoungst timbered
Shades of noon
Waltzing flyers sing

Flutters dark
Whisper glimpses light
Via painted Wing

Aerial dramas
Stellar set
On terra verdant stage

Of graceful Angels
Canopies hint
Mysteries are played

Ever musing
A Shadow’s dance
Created from on high

Wishing I may
Chance to glance
The fleeting Butterfly

~K. D’Angelo

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Think Caterpillars Are Cute?

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Cute Swallowtail Caterpillar

We think caterpillars are cute. . . If you do too, leave us a comment about our caterpillar and then vote for the cutest caterpillar in the OWB Flutter-Blog “Cutest Caterpillar Photo Contest“. Better yet, register to enter your favorite caterpillar photograph for a chance to win some great prizes!

Prizes will be awarded to the photographs with the most votes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place!

The OWB Flutter-Blog Cutest Caterpillar Contest ends Saturday, December 3rd, 2011

How To Enter

  • Register to enter.
  • Post your favorite caterpillar photograph. (click on the post photos link)
  • Don’t forget to vote for your favorite caterpillar!
  • Share this link with your friends on Facebook or your favorite social network.
  • Follow Us on Twitter!

How to Win

  • Prizes will be awarded to the photos with the most votes, so be sure to tell your friends to vote! (You can only vote once)
  • Tweet up your cute caterpillar entry.
  • Share this contest post on Facebook.
  • Winners will be notified by email.
  • Winners will be posted on the OWB Flutter-Blog.

Rules:

  • Entries must be of a caterpillar and submitted by the original photographer.
  • Any image deemed inappropriate by Flutter-Blog admin will be removed.
  • Contest ends Saturday, December 3rd, 2011 at midnight PST (Pacific Standard Time).
  • No purchase necessary.
  • Sorry, the Cutest Caterpillar Photo Contest is open to U.S. residents only.

Prizes:

1st Place Prize: Aqua Lady Butterfly Bracelet (value $39.00)
Winged Inspirations Fine Butterfly Jewelry

Sponsored by Obsession With Butterflies

Aqua Lady Butterfly Bracelet from Winged Inspirations

1st PLACE Aqua Lady Butterfly Bracelet Sponsored by Obsession With Butterflies

2nd Place Prize: Painted Lady Butterfly Caterpillar Kit (value $19.00)
Live Butterflies For Release, Classroom Education, Children’s
Parties, Weddings, Butterfly Rearing Supplies
Sponsored by Chase N’ Butterflies

Painted Lady Butterfly Larvae Kit

2nd PLACE Butterfly Larvae Kit sponsored by Chase N' Butterflies

3rd Place Prize: Haven Brand Soil Conditioner Teas – Assorted 3 Pack (value $12.95)
All-natural, premium soil conditioner teas for the home gardener, landscaper and farmer. Haven Brand uses only the highest quality manures from livestock that are raised on permanent, native grass pastures at the Haven Family Ranch.
Sponsored by Haven Brand

Manure Tea

3rd PLACE Assorted 3 Pack Premium Soil Conditioner Teas sponsored by Haven Brand

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Cutest Caterpillar Photo Contest



Think Caterpillars are cute? Well then, cast a vote for your favorite caterpillar photograph, or better yet, register and enter your own cute caterpillar photograph into the Cutest Caterpillar Photo Contest for a chance to win some great prizes!
Enter the Cutest Caterpillar Photo Contest by submitting your own original photograph of a cute caterpillar. Prizes for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners!
Contest ends Saturday, December 3rd, 2011 at midnight

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Egg Laying… Not just for the Birds!

"Do you have time for bon bons?" Asked Mother Robin of the Butterfly.

Monarch Butterfly Egg

Giant Sulphur Butterfly Egg

In nature, when it comes to motherhood and eggs, the female butterfly soars with the best of them. Although, she may not have to sit on her wee ones for 12-14 hours a day, as the Robin does, she will devote almost her entire existence to being an expert egg layer.

Butterfly eggs come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes and colors. Depending on the species of butterfly, the eggs could be rounded or pointy, they could be brown, white, pink, blue or green, they could be laid singularly, in twos or in groups of a hundred at a time. All these factors and many more come into play as the female butterfly chooses where and when to deposit her tiny specs of life.

Gulf Fritillary Butterfly Egg

Question Mark Butterfly Eggs

Green eggs go on green leaves, as camouflage is important to defend from predators. Pointy eggs may be laid in groups, because there is safety in numbers. The correct, safe and healthy, host plant must be found and on it the perfect leaf must be present or my babies may not survive. So much for eating bon bons or fluttering about without a care in the world!

In a brief and dangerous season of life, female butterflies have to work skillfully and quickly to ensure the survival of their species. Like many of the other mommies found in the natural world, their efforts are to be valued and are not just for the birds!

To learn more about Female Butterflies and their Eggs visit the OWB Dimension pages 

Others labor from sun to sun but a Mother's work in never done! ~ Unknown

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A Butterfly Dream…

 

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The Itsy Bitsy Spider…

BUTTERFLIES and their PREDATORS

The Itsy Bitsy Spider Crawled Up The Flower Stalk!

Graceful and non-aggressive, butterflies, at every stage of their development, from egg to caterpillar, caterpillar to chrysalis, chrysalis to adult, attract a wide variety of natural predators.

The list of butterfly foe is long and includes critters such as ants, frogs, lizards, birds, rats, snakes, parasitic flies, wasps and many species of carnivorous insects, like praying mantises, dragonflies and robber flies. Opportunistic and stealthy spiders can also be found hunting unsuspecting butterflies.

Brightly-colored markings, foul odors, bitter-tastes, false eye-spots and false identities are just some of the creative and dramatic defenses that butterflies have developed over time to protect themselves from their aggressors, but despite their efforts, butterflies still find themselves at the bottom of the food chain and at the top of the menu for many creatures who are hungry for survival.

To learn more about Butterflies and their Predators…

Visit OWB’s Butterfly Dimension Pages…



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