Saturday

Uncommon Beauty

This was taken at the end of October 2008. 

A close up shot of the wing. I LOVE the colors!

The Uncommon Beauty of a Common Buckeye Butterfly 

26 comments:

Larry D said...

Kerri great capture! I think its called a Buckeye Butterfly.

Becky and Gary said...

Wow, Kerri. How great is this to see one so late, and perfect colors for Fall. I agree with Larry. A Buckeye, and what a gorgeous specimen.

happyone said...

Wow that is gorgeous. What beautiful colors and a great close up!!

Dick said...

Yes the colors are fantastic, a last breath of summer.

kids bedroom said...

This was great shot! Thanks for posting and sharing the pictures... I love butterflies.

Rocky Mtn. Girl said...

It is very pretty... I love your close ups... it's amazing how much of the details you can see... very impressive!
~Michele~

Shannon H. said...

Beautiful!!! That was a great find.

twobarkingdogs said...

gorgeous!

Mary said...

What beautiful close-ups! The colors and patterns are wonderful

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Very cool to still have butterflies, Kerri. Ttis such a pretty one, too. I haven't seen any for a couple of weeks.

MedaM said...

What a fantastic close-up photo, Kerri! Wonderful details and wonderful colours; really very impressive!

Ms. Math said...

The colors one can find in nature are amazing. This butterfly is stunning! Wonderful photo!

Lilli & Nevada said...

have no clue but it sure is pretty and yes your lucky to still have them around this long

fishing guy said...

Kerri: What a wonderful capture of the butterfly. My buckeyes don't look that good, but then, they grow in the front yard.

Willard said...

That is a beautiful butterfly, and another one that I have not photographed.

Ladynred said...

Yes it's beautiful indeed! love it..Check my butterflies pls. when u have time.

Jeanne said...

First it's totally amazing to see such a close up shot and second what beautiful bold coloring.

Carletta said...

BEAUTIFUL!
The close up is terrific - excellent work!

Misty Dawn said...

Yep - it's a Common Buckeye, and it is one of my favorite butterflies... hehehe, I guess cuz I'll always consider myself a Buckeye at heart (I'm from Ohio) :-D

dot said...

I don't know what it is but the colors are just gorgeous!

Anna said...

I love the colors, too. It's so pretty!

Picturing of Life said...

wow...what a great macro shot

Mine CC post in HERE. Hope you have time to visit. Thanks.

Gattina said...

Wonderful and beautiful !! Looks nearly like a painting !

Susan Gets Native said...

Oooooo! Nice ones!
I love that at first glance, it's just another "brown" butterfly...then you see those eyes of purple.
Shiver...Lovely.

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