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#89856 Jul 14th, 2007 at 01:08 PM
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There are a lot of butterflies in my yard this year it's just hard to get a picture unless they land ~~~ Finallllly! There are lots of these!

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And Wrennie When I saw this I thought of you!!!!!!!! thumbup

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The next posted picture is up close and personal!!


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Now I see why they call them dragon fly! look at the 'mug' on this guy!

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clap cool pictures!!


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Thanks Wrennie!!!!!!! I'm wondering tho if different colored dragonflys would come around,,The one I had around here last year has not been seen.


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Great shots !

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So, so cool Diane! I just love those shots. I like to try to get good butterfly shots myself. Glad they posed for you! lol

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i LOVE that first picture!!!

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The first butterfly pic is my fav! IT may be entering a contest!! LOL

but I like the dragonfly up close and personal too,, What a face!!!!


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wow! those are great pics diane!!!!
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Fantastic pictures Diane! They really ARE difficult to photograph = good job!

I really like the first one too! One kind of flower is it on?
Is that a black eyed suzie? It matches it perfectly!


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Thanks friends I waited quite a while for a good landing of those!!!

Yes Lynne it is Black eye susans!!


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I saw a butterfly on my white yarrow this morning. He had those same colors, but arranged differently. I had to come back here to compare. Unfortunately no pic. {I wasn't willing to hang out my bathroom window, on the top floor, by one toe, to get a shot, and he flitted away anyway}


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I'm glad you didn't try to get a picture Wrennie!!!!!!!!! My goodness I'd have to send the Medics I used for one armed runn'n Willy back to you!!.

These butterflys aren't very big and some do have different patterns like yours ~~ but there sure are a lot of them!!

Last edited by angelblossom; Jul 15th, 2007 at 10:58 AM. Reason: Went to look for medics just in case

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I have one ID book here called Butterflies Through Binoculars (theres a dragonfly one too) that has over 600 photos in it! :Shock: Most species have more than one pic. But still!


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sounds like a very interesting book I wonder of Barnes and Nobles here have it.. is that the exact name of the book???


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[Linked Image]Butterflies through Binoculars The East, a field guide to the butterflies of Eastern North America., Jeffrey Glassberg, $18.95 (publishers price) ISBN# 0-19-510668-7
(the range maps do show TX)

Dragonflies through Binoculars, A field guide to Dragonflies of North America, Sidney W. Dunkle, $29.95 (publishers price) ISBN#0-19-511268-7
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{{ I might have to buy these for myself someday! lol }}


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Thankyou Wrennie kissie I printed that off and will go to barnes and Noble on my lunch break tomarrow thumbup


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Thanks Wendy!! IT must have been my lucky day to see both of them together in the same area and they landed still long enough for Pictures.


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I saw another dragonfly today..........

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Talking about resurrecting an old post...

It's so hot outside today there's not much action so I stood and watched this brave fritillary butterfly (I think) fly around.

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Pretty, nice to see the different butterflies that everyone has.


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Wonderful pictures, Sheri!


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very pretty buterflies Sheri


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When I first saw this I thought it was a cigarette and wondered who had been smoking in my yard.

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When I moved in to pick it up the wings moved.

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Wow, it does look like cigarette ashes..how cool.


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I don't think I've ever seen one that ashy colour before


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