Saturday, March 13, 2010

The Butterflies are back

The butterflies are back at the Desert Botanical Garden. This is called a Malachite. It was a bit chilly and rainy the day I went so the butterflies were quiet and hiding from view. Butterflies don't like when the temperature dips below 60 degrees (16 c).

18 comments:

√ Abraham said...

I have never seen one like this one before this morning. It is beautiful. I wonder what it begins its life on. What plant?

brattcat said...

I must have been a butterfly in a former life. I, too, love the temps to climb above 60. So what am I doing in New England?

brattcat said...

btw, the photo is beautiful!

Kate said...

What a gorgeous creature and fantastic photo, Sharon. I've always wanted to visit the Butterfly Sanctuaries in Mexico, but I can content myself with this photo. Superb!

Kathy said...

Very pretty. Great shot because with its colors it could so easily have been camouflaged in these surroundings.

Jilly said...

Oh Sharon, how fabulous. A beauty and a lovely shot.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

this is gorgeous. i have never seen a malachite butterfly

Jarart said...

I have never seen one either! It's a beauty and so is the picture.

Magpie said...

This is a lovely photo and butterfly. I can see why it's named a Malachite.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

You are to be commended for going out to get utterfly photos on a cold day in Phoenix when the temperature dips below 60. Even when it is in the 60's, Julie would say "Brrrrrrrrr."

Lisa Wilson said...

I have never seen one of those! I suppose it was named after the malachite stone. It is truly beautiful!

Jacob said...

There is a Butterfly Garden in South Florida which we visited several times, and I know there is one in Gainesville just north of us, which we have not visited.

Such gardens are special places for these lovely creatures. And I have to say this is a superb photograph. Kudos to you!

Laurie said...

Let me join the chorus... oooooh, ahhhhhh! This is the most beautiful butterfly picture I've ever seen. Like the others, I've never seen one like it before.

Gorgeous shot, Sharon. Simply gorgeous!!!

Boise Diva said...

What a pretty treat!

susieofarabia said...

A gorgeous capture, Sharon - I don't think I've ever seen one in those colors. I love your bokeh too - you're really getting good with your camera!!!

glenda said...

Beautiful shot,Sharon!

Randy said...

Beautiful butterfly. This is always a fun event to see.

JM said...

What a gorgeous butterfly! Great pic too!