Sunday, May 8, 2011

Malachite

My favorite butterfly is the Malachite Butterfly and I was a little disappointed when I didn’t see any in this year’s spring showing of butterflies at the Desert Botanical Garden.  I visited several times and on my last visit, I finally saw one and only one.  They arrange sliced oranges on various feeder plates inside the pavilion to give the butterflies something to taste other than the large variety of flowers.  The one lone malachite butterfly that I saw was sitting on an orange slice on a rather colorful glass dish.  I think the combination of colors makes an interesting photo.

19 comments:

Kathy said...

This is a beautiful shot. I love the muted colors.

Cindy said...

I have never seen this butterfly, it is beautiful. Lovely shot.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Well, you know how Julie feels about butterflies. She will enjoy seeing this. I wonder if they have this variety in the wild in Arizona.

JM said...

This is truly gorgeous, Sharon! It's a brilliant composition.

Jack said...

What a beautiful butterfly, Sharon. I don't know much about them, although I enjoy seeing the colorful ones. We have a place in Florida, and this past winter we re-landscaped the back and included several plants that lure butterflies. So glad to have their company.

Stephanie said...

What a beautiful photo! I love how the dish complements those gorgeous wings. Great shot, Sharon.

Regina K said...

Amazing photo, those wings are really gorgeous.

Birdman said...

Not a butterfly guy, but I like this shot.

Randy said...

Getting his vitamin C. What a beauty!

tracy said...

Gorgeous shot. I don't think I have ever seen one of these.

Jarart said...

This is a gorgeous shot! Just right.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

epic image. great lighting and color

Kate said...

The colours blend so well with one another, and your butterfly is perfect...every detail. Worth the wait, Sharon.

T. Becque said...

Great shot! You're right, this butterful is beautiful.

glenda said...

Getting his morning O.J. Really nice shot!

Jacob said...

The Malachite (and why do they call it that?) looks like a stained-glass window...gorgeous creature and a very nice shot!

RedPat said...

He/she is a beauty! Great pic and like you say - great colour combo.

Magpie said...

So pretty! And I agree, the colors work very well in the photo. What a gorgeous butterfly.

Eric said...

Great picture! I love the colors.