Peggy C's photos with the PeggyC

Fly ..

Fly ..
with those elegant wings -
but, pause at the Buddleja -
next door -
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail butterfly (f) -
( Papilio glaucus )


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PiP
Added on August 24, 2017

Silvery Checkerspot ....

Silvery Checkerspot ....
Silvery Checkerspot (Chlosyne nycteis)

There are 5 PiP across the top ...

This is the 1st one in 2017 ..
So, many photos were taken (still have more) ..

Somebody asked me how I got the butterfly to pose ..
" Oh, they are all under contract" ..
Yeah…
Added on August 23, 2017

Evening visitor -

Evening visitor -
Pipevine Swallowtail -
[ Battus philenor ]

Rapid flyer -
Rarely still -

This is usually as close as I can get this ST -
Out front in the evening (19 August around 8pm EDT) on the Obedient Plant -

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* 2 PiP *
Added on August 22, 2017

Pipevine Swallowtail -

Pipevine Swallowtail -
[Battus philenor] --
to me they are they most 'hyperactive' butterflies --
getting a shot of them still --
take many shots --
many !

even these aren't still --
close enough for ' government work ' in my book of digital memories --

* 1 PiP *

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Added on August 22, 2017

Petals . . .

Petals . . .
Zinnia of pink grows tall against a blue sky -
North Carolina US sky -
Simple -
Things -
Easy going -
As it should be -


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Added on August 20, 2017

Brunch ..

Brunch ..
"Obedient Plant (Physostegia virginiana) got its common name because you can bend the individual flowers in any direction you like - a nice feature for floral displays. Unfortunately, obedient plant is not so obedient in the garden, where it can spread qu…
Added on August 19, 2017

A topper ..

A topper ..
for a floral cupcake -

bright in the sun while shadows touch here and there -

* 2 PiP *

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Added on August 19, 2017

.. so close

.. so close
Hummingbird Clearwing Moth ..
Obedient Plant ..
Lens almost touched him ..
Didn't bother him ..
He was busy ..

3 delightful visitors .. PiP


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Added on August 17, 2017

Stained Glass wings -

Stained Glass wings -
Monarch (m) -
(Danaus plexippus) -
Nectar from pink Zinnias must be tasty -
He didn't visit any others -

This is an early visit -
From this Elegant Flyer -

1 PiP

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Added on August 16, 2017

Had to visit my neighbor ..

Had to visit my neighbor ..
Left top - Carpenter Bee (m) supposedly doesn't sting ..white spot on forehead is ID. I give him lots of room !

Right top - American Lady visiting Buddleja of my neighbor.

Right bottom - Snowberry Clearwing Moth
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Added on August 15, 2017

Purple Attraction . .

Purple Attraction . .
- Petunias of Purple have a wonderful aroma
- maybe all Petunias do
- but, since we don't have any but Purple
- shall remain with my thoughts about Purple
- must be why Clearwing Moths are attracted
- flying quickly from one delectable feast to another

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Added on August 14, 2017

In motion -

In motion -
- even when perched on a flower, the wings will flutter
- if you have taken photos (or tried)
- to capture a Pipevine Swallowtail [Battus philenor]
- be set to take many, many shots
- just to get a few that you like



* 1 PiP *


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Added on August 13, 2017

Cleared ...

Cleared  ...
to land -
seems almost 2 inches in length -
like the Widow Skimmer -

did check -

no visible passengers on board -

* 1 note *


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Added on August 11, 2017

Friends . . .

Friends . . .
" May the mist of Majic cover you."
- D Crow
Native American Friend

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Added on August  9, 2017

No passengers . . .

No passengers . . .
I checked -
Same size as the Widow Skimmer -
But -
Coloring is either female or immature male -

This one didn't stay as long as the Widow Skimmer (m) the other day -
Just long enough , though -

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Added on August  8, 2017

Softly angular lines become intriguing with palm fronds in the background . .

Softly angular lines become intriguing with palm fronds in the background . .
sculpture in Winter Haven FL... Central Park

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Added on December 23, 2008

Drip drop . . .

Drip drop . . .
On Ms Holly (hock) ..
Said she didn't need a towel .
But, thank you for the offer ..

Overcast and rain all day ..
Guess it's time to sort more ..
Do the External Hard Drive back-up ..

But ..
I'll be visiting y'all !


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Added on August  7, 2017

Now What ?

Now What ?
Have these ' cupcake ' Zinnias -

Thought that chocolate icing would be really nice -

But -
But -

It seems to be gone ~

Now what do I do ?


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Added on August  5, 2017