Thursday, July 31, 2008

Butterfly at Botanic Gardens

I've been trying for ages to photograph a butterfly - finally, at the Gardens, this one decided to feast and let me take its picture. I thought it was a Monarch but it seems that the pattern is not of a Monarch.

8 comments:

Virginia said...

Perfect! I'm no authority on butterflies but you might ask Abe Lincoln.

Halcyon said...

Beautiful!

marley said...

Great close up. It was worth the wait :)

jill said...

Wonderful photo whatever it is. Looks like you caught it actually sipping nectar.

Lawstude said...

perfect shot. definitely a postcard moment.

it warmed me-up in this rainy day. have a nice day tash.

Z said...

Pretty! Looks like it could inspire Batik designs. You could check out this field guide to American butterflies to find out what it is...

http://www.enature.com/fieldguides/intermediate.asp?curGroupID=2

Texas Travelers said...

Nice photo. It is a Gulf Frittilary (Agraulis vanillae).

Troy

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Ah, lovely photo, Glad Texas knew what it was. :-D