Catching Butterflies

Butterflies seem to fly slow. I normally see them quite relaxing. They slowly fly around, hang on one flower for a while and then move on.  They suddenly became quite fast when I wanted to take pictures of them.  By the time I got ready to shoot,  they decide to fly away.  I managed to catch some (take pictures) of these beautiful creatures eventually.

I was so lucky to catch this one with quite smooth background.

This one seems to have a tough life. Its wings are torn.

This one looks like a different kind than most. It has a nice wing pattern.

These two were dancing around and found a good place together.


35 thoughts on “Catching Butterflies

  1. nutsfortreasure September 1, 2012 / 7:55 am

    Beautiful visitors at your place too! What kind of camera do you use? I have a old Kodak Easy Share the bigger one with zoom


    • YellowCable September 1, 2012 / 8:16 am

      Thanks Nutsfortreasure. These were taken with a Canon 7D.


      • nutsfortreasure October 6, 2012 / 9:28 pm



  2. tukatabarbie September 2, 2012 / 11:20 pm

    แคนน่อน ภาพสวยมากเลยค่ะ
    ตุ๊กตาถ่ายนิคไม่สวยสักที หรือว่าเลนส์ไม่ดีม่ายรู้ อิอิ

    สวดสดมากค่ะ ขอชมๆๆอีกนะคะ


    • YellowCable September 3, 2012 / 9:11 am



  3. kd September 14, 2012 / 1:56 pm

    I love the top photo the background is very unusual, I recently just visited a butterfly garden in Singapore so can understand his difficult it is to get a good photo of them. They always seem to know when you are watching


    • YellowCable September 14, 2012 / 5:14 pm

      Yes, you are exactly right! They seem to know you are watching. Thank you.


  4. Lisa Murray October 7, 2012 / 6:02 am

    splendid photos – all of them, I especially love the first one!


    • YellowCable October 7, 2012 / 6:05 am

      Thank you very much Lisa. I am glad you like them.


  5. earthstills October 25, 2012 / 8:10 am



  6. Georgia October 29, 2012 / 7:55 pm

    Wow, brilliant shots. Well done for capturing them.


  7. yinyin November 10, 2012 / 1:05 pm

    waaaaaaaaaaaaa! Wonderful , I DO LOVE BUTTERFLIES!!! as well as this series of photos ! ^ – ^


  8. suzywordmuser January 3, 2013 / 11:39 pm

    Wow – stunning pictures! These are amazing!
    Suzy 😀


    • YellowCable March 4, 2013 / 7:35 pm

      Thank you Laurie. No, I do not have any of these framed.


  9. Abdul in New Zealand April 8, 2013 / 1:28 am

    beautiful , i loved the colors and the sharpness , which cam and lens do you use ?


    • YellowCable April 8, 2013 / 8:03 pm

      Thank you. I used Canon 7D and 70-200mm lens for these.


  10. ventisqueras February 2, 2014 / 3:46 am

    queste bellissime farfalle ci ricordano la fragilità della vita, ma è meglio cogliere l’attimo e volare con loro tra i fiori!


    • YellowCable February 2, 2014 / 7:05 am

      A good thought and I agreed to seize the moment!


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