Sunday, July 3, 2011

A Closer Look | Summer

summer fauna
A fat bumblebee gathering nectar from milkweed flowers.

summer fauna II
I know what you're thinking and yes, that's caterpillar poop! Also known as frass.

summer fauna III
I call these owl butterflies, but I have no idea what kind they are.

summer fauna V
A daintly flutterby ... see more on flickr.

9 comments:

Subtle Acts said...

That bee is beautiful! Great, great photo!

flyhoof said...

Love your photos! The butterflies are beautiful and I've never seen frass in such detail! :D

holly aka golly said...

thanks! : ) Hope you all had a great weekend!

Mikaela said...

Hi Golly,

A. I LOVE your watercolors! So lovely.

B. It's a buckeye: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Junonia_coenia

C. The small blue butterfly is probably an eastern tailed blue: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_Tailed-Blue

Thanks for your blog - I love reading it!

holly aka golly said...

Mikaela: Thank you so much for the butterfly identification!

annamaria said...

Stunning photos Holly-xx

Lari Washburn said...

Now that's an incredible macro lens...what is it?

holly aka golly said...

Lari: it's only a cannon elph. Not very fancy at all.

Leslie Lim said...

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