Queen butterfly on milkweed
Butterflies

Queen butterfly on Milkweed Flower

Another queen butterfly on a milkweed flower. I took this butterfly photo in my moms yard. She has the milkweed plants to attract the butterflies so the chances are if you are there then you will see butterflies. Why do I like photographing butterflies? Because the colors are so vivid and their design is so perfect. If you can get…

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Queen Butterfly
Butterflies

Queen Butterfly (Danaus gilippus) on a milkweed flower photo

Photo by Ian Sands. Location: LaBelle Florida. Subject: Queen Butterfly. This queen butterfly was fluttering around and through the milkweed plants at my moms house. The queen butterfly has vibrant colors and patterns as you can hopefully see from this photo. When photographing butterflies I always try to take the picture using the macro setting. I think that macro captures…

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White Peacock Butterfly Photo
Butterflies

White Peacock Butterfly photo on a zinnia flower

One of my older photos of a white peacock butterfly on a zinnia flower. Butterflies are beautiful creatures to watch. If you can capture a photo of a butterfly you can enjoy their beauty even longer. White peacock butterflies can be seen fluttering on the flowers of weeds and other plants in Florida and warmer states. There are more colorful…

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Black Swallowtail butterfly at okaloacoochee slough state forest
Butterflies

Black swallowtail butterfly photo Papilio polyxenes

Never know what you might see at the Okaloacoochee Slough state forest. I was lucky enough to see this black swallowtail butterfly enjoying this spanish needle flower. This swallowtail kept going back and forth between a few flowers giving me the opportunity to capture several photos. I don’t see the black swallowtail butterfly too often and am happy that I…

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Queen Butterfly Closeup
Butterflies

Queen Butterfly Picture Closeup

Another queen butterfly photo that I took using my canon powershot camera. As you can see this queen butterfly is on a milkweed flower as well. The long leaves make an excellent food supply for the butterflies caterpillars. This butterflies color looks lighter than the previous photo. It could just be the lighting or maybe it’s a different butterfly. A…

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Queen butterfly on milkweed photo
Butterflies

Queen Butterfly on Milkweed Photo

Queen butterflies can be seen in Florida through most of the year. This butterfly lays it’s eggs on the milkweed plant. The eggs turn into caterpillars which eat the leaves of the milkweed plant and then cocoon until they turn into a queen butterfly like the one in the picture. If you have milkweed plants in your yard chances are…

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