Saturday, August 1, 2009

Tiger Swallowtail









Just playing around with lighting and background with this tiger swallowtail and the globe thistle, the most photographed plant in my garden!

Inspired by another NH blogger's visit from a dragonfly.

13 comments:

Deanna said...

Gorgeous photos! Love that third one with the light shining through the wings. Lovely.

Colleen said...

Beautiful!! Amazing what appears as soon as the sun comes out and the rain stops - the bees, butterflies, dragonflies - I love it!

Delighted Hands said...

So pretty-I'd say you did a fine job just playing around!

buyathread said...

Lovely work, Sue. The thistles are such a dramatic shape that they're a natural subject, but your photography is coming along beautifully. I really like the lighting experiments.

Life Looms Large said...

Colleen, I meant to point to your blog post on the dragonfly as my inspiration. I saw the butterfly outside and wanted a photo!

I showed the photos to my husband Jim and told him what I wasn't happy about. He wants to show me a few things in photo shop that he thinks will help. Hopefully if his tricks work I can have a few new tricks of my own to apply to future photos!

Sue

bspinner said...

Sue,
I've corrected a mistake I made on my blog discribing the weave structor of the dragonfly I have pictured. It's actually dukagang. Some time I just have to wonder about myself!!!!

I love your pictures!! The butterfly is beautiful. I hope to add globe thistle to my garden next year.

Colleen said...

Sue - you're too kind. My son, when he saw your butterfly photos, said "those are so cool - I like those - I love them - I love butterflies - and whoever took those photos is cool!" That's about the biggest complement from my 6 year old you can get!! Happy nature photos, I think, are all good!!
Colleen :-)

synne said...

Hello.
Its early morning here in Norway.
The daylight is breaking throug.
Its så silent outside.
Only the burds are making some noice.
The mist is dancing over the lake.
(sorry if im writing it all wrong, but il hope you understand what I mean)

I live in a verry beautiful place about 20 km north from the town Kongsvinger in Norway. The place is called Brandval. The lake is called Nuguren.
Im not sure of the longitud and latitud but its not that far up north.
If you look at map over Norway you will find me close to the Swedish border.
If you look on a Swedes map, try to find the town Arvika in Värmland.
Then you sure will find me....

We have one small cherrytrea here. Its so full of berrys so it broke. It was to heavy...
There is so much blueberrys and rasperberrys to. And I love it.
Il have a lot in the frezer already. Comes nice in the winter....

Il know I have a blogbrake, but my guests are sleeping and Il have to work. Just for to nignt. So therfor I sneak in to some blogs know hihi....

Today the sun was here on visit.
I was so surpriced. We have hade 3 weeks wiht daly rain. Its look like the sun will be visiting us today to....
Il cross my fingers for that...

Il hope you will have a beautiful sunday were you are. Il know I will have it here...

Loves from a sleapy Synne.

Il wonder, do you use the translataor on the bottom of my blog, or do you understand what im writing?
The translator is not always translating it right.
Hope my bad english writing is understandebul...

Life Looms Large said...

Colleen - thanks for the nice compliments from your son!! Too cool!

And Synne, thanks for worrying about my ability to read Norwegian (non-existant!). Luckily Google Reader attempts to translate for me....so if a blog has lots of pictures I can kind of follow along!

Sue

Theresa said...

What a beautiful butterfly and such a great job with the photography..again! When you start riting that book, I know the pictures will be great too.:-)

Jennifer said...

These are wonderful photos. Your playing is really getting somewhere. Okay - so you could consider publishing and illustrating! Bravo!

Life Looms Large said...

OK - now you guys are making me blush!

Flattery will get you everywhere!!

Thanks so much for the compliments! They really help me keep creating and blogging!

Sue

Susan H said...

Uh, I wouldn't wait long to publish that third one! I'd say you're past the playing stage and should be broadcasting some of these photos far and wide!