Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Butterfly, Tiger & Nature


  My wife actually took this pic of a Swallow Tail Butterfly softly hopping from flower to flower illuminated by the Arizona sun in a Hummingbird - Butterfly Park near our home.  Notice just a touch of red on the bottom of the wing.



Carol took this picture of a Tiger too.


I took this picture of my favorite Cactus "Rusty" on South Mountain.

62 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! I can take a pretty nice picture, but not if there's something alive in it, unfortunately.

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    1. Are we talking about dead things or inanimate objects?

      Thanks for stopping by.

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  2. Nice! You're a really good photographer. I need to work on my skills!

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  3. Simply amazing!

    Love your blog description. I'm a fan of acronyms.

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    1. Thank you Tami. I was angry when the NSA scandal broke in the news. After thinking about it I wanted to get a part-time job out of it. Then I thought "I'll hire myself". Another virtual friend suggested starting a blog to show off my writing skills and thus Agent 54 was born.

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  4. Wow! beautiful. Butterflies are so hard to capture. They just won't stand still.

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    1. Carol was really patient. I think I said it was a Butterfly Park. No, it was a Hummingbird Park. Same type flowers.

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  5. What a gorgeous pic, Your wife did well.
    :-)
    Traci

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  6. Oh, what a great shot! I am terrible at photography. I think my response time is just too slow. and my sense of composition is bad. And I never remember to have a camera with me. It's a sad story all around.

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    1. Keep working on it. These new digital cameras are amazing.

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  7. That's a very beautiful, soft and summery photo. Your wife is very talented. :)

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  8. Wait a Minnesota minute! It may be a beautiful photograph, but I believe the rules of this challenge clearly state that you must take the photo, not your wife. So it's disqualified, I'm sorry.

    Not that it matters, of course. There are no prizes.

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    1. She would be sorry to hear that so, I won't tell her.

      Didn't I already warn you that I lie, cheat and steal?

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  9. Wow, that is a gorgeous shot!

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    1. Thanks and no living thing was harmed in taking this photo.

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  10. I can't take my eyes off that pick. Amazing.

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    1. All the great compliments will make Carol's day when she gets home from work.

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    1. We are blessed with abundant sunshine here in Arizona. Thanks for visiting.

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  12. Wow. That's a beautiful photo, such clarity! I love butterflies. I have a big bay window and spend quite a bit of time just looking at them enjoying my Lantanas.

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    1. That's it! Lantanas are the flowers that bring both Hummingbirds and Butterflies. Thank you.

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  13. I have oodles of photos of a relative of this beauty. Your wife did a great job with this one. (Damn nice of her to let you share it.)

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    1. Yeah, she's nice to me. After 22 years, she still likes me.

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  14. Beautiful shot! Looks like a postcard.

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    1. When she first got it we thought it should be in nature book.

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  15. Wow, your wife captured this butterfly beautifully. Perfectly.

    Have a terrific day. ☺

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  16. Butterflies are hard to catch... this is stunning!

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  17. That should be framed! Compliments to the photographer.

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    1. That would be my wife Carol. I'm passing on most of the kudos you guys are giving. (I have to keep a few for me.)

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  18. Stop! I hate butterflies. I am terrified of them. I know I am screwed up, but that is just the tip of the iceberg. No butterfly photos. I can't look, but I'm sure it's lovely.

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    1. Uh, Okay. I hope you are better now.

      Butterflies are harmless unless you eat them.

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  19. I don't know why my comment was posted as unknown. This is Malisa from Moonlight Hollow.

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  20. WOW! What a gorgeous shot. Now that is some seriously good photography on your wife's part.

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    1. Yeah, she's amazing. I was there too, helping. Thanks.

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  21. Amazing! Great photo! Kudos to your spouse.

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    1. Thank you, I'll tell her.

      Cheryl took a pic of the same butterfly and posted it here:

      http://decksidethoughts.blogspot.com/2013/09/30-days-of-photographs-iv-day-7-seven.html

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  22. Beautiful pictures. I particularly love the butterfly. The focus on the wings is perfect. Thanks for sharing at the Blogger's Pit Stop.

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  23. So crisp and clear - lovely colors and contrast in these shots.
    Thanks for joining the party at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2016/09/orchids-other-worldly.html

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    1. Thank you. Our digital camera does a great job.

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  24. Agent 54- your pictures are making me homesick for Phoenix! I miss the saguaros.

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    1. They are magnificent. They've gotten bigger since you were here.

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  25. Lovely photos. Thanks for linking up at Life at Rossmont.

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  26. All your photos are lovely, for sure...but the butterfly is my favorite. Can see it being on a lovely card sent to someone. The Tiger is an amazing capture in the photo, and just wow to your favorite cactus.
    Thanks for visiting and sharing. Enjoyed coming to visit you. :)

    Peabea@Peabea Scribbles

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    1. So glad you enjoyed my pictures. I'll be out with the camera again soon.

      Thanks for visiting and commenting.

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  27. Great photos! The tiger is my favorite. He's so regal. Thanks for linking on Amanda's Books and More!

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