First Red Admiral Butterfly 2012

Red Admiral

This is my first Red Admiral in the yard, yes it is! I looked it up on this website, and read the description of it. She was not a large one but rather smaller than the information was given!

Beautiful and Colorful Butterfly

 She spreads her wing, and enjoys full sun on a bed of flowers!

Like the white butterfly, which I couldn't identify just yet, there were lots of chasing and teasing going on, but this red admiral thought that she could fool me with a similar patterns and colors on the ledge of my window. She almost blended in with this surrounding!

Collage of Red Admiral
I am happy to get a few pictures! Chasing butterflies was so much fun, but I should go visiting the butterfly house though, as I got quite exhausted after the chase and the sneaking around games :-)

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Anonymous,  April 28, 2012 10:52 am  

I believe I captured the same kind of butterfly on my lilac bush! Oh neat is that?!

RNSANE April 28, 2012 12:59 pm  

Great shots...I haven't seen any butterflies yet...I think it is a bit too chilly. Maybe Jo has them all at the Botanical Garden!

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Hope you are having a great weekend.

Anonymous,  April 29, 2012 1:58 pm  

You did a good job chasing and shooting!

betchai April 29, 2012 4:22 pm  

love seeing butterflies, bringing so much joy around. i can relate to the exhaustion chasing them :) haha, but you got some really great ones.

Nancy C April 29, 2012 4:34 pm  

They can be very difficult to capture. You did wonderfully!

Thank you for sharing at YSB this week, dear!

Karin M. April 29, 2012 4:35 pm  

... a fantastic and wonderful series of photos ...
Best regards, Karin

Cheryl April 30, 2012 7:08 am  

Butterflies don't seem to realize that we want to capture them only with our cameras, not our nets.

Nicely done.

Pia May 01, 2012 2:03 am  

It is not easy to capture butterflies, you did well! There were many butterflies this april, hope also for the summer for more photos.

Anne Lyken-Garner May 01, 2012 7:35 am  

Hi Icy, I don't know if it's just my server, but Beyond Zephyr is taking a long time to load for me today.

You know I love butterflies. This one is amazing.

Steve Borichevsky May 19, 2012 4:41 pm  

Nice! We have quite a few up here in New England this year. And Question Marks, too. I've never seen so many.

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