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Skipper Butterfly

I have a love for all nature. Bluebirds and butterflies are at the top of my list. This little skipper butterfly was captured on my deck. Skippers are a challenge to photograph as they are always flying around from one spot to another. I finally got lucky after waiting awhile watching him behind the camera lens.

Winter has just started recently and I am already waiting for spring. Seems we are never happy with our lives. I try to enjoy the moments. Even in the winter I feed the birds. There are many finches and mockingbirds in the yard now. I have new ideas to add flowers to Dustin's memorial garden in the spring. Always good to keep looking forward. Savor the moments.


Image Credit » Photo taken and owned by &Dustin4ever

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FancyFree74 wrote on January 5, 2015, 2:03 PM

wow your an amazing photographer the picture is really beautiful. It's cool that you know the name of the butterfly too! Keep up the good work!

Dustin4ever wrote on January 5, 2015, 2:08 PM

You are so kind FancyFree74 I really enjoy photography especially nature. Thanks again.

FancyFree74 wrote on January 5, 2015, 2:13 PM

No, thank you!

VinceSummers wrote on January 5, 2015, 2:20 PM

We have a host of skippers here in Virginia. If you have the money (read: if I had the money as well) you can get a motorized film camera. That way you can't help but obtain successful photos.

cmarvel wrote on January 5, 2015, 2:26 PM

Oh, he's beautiful. His body looks bigger than his wings are able to manage, but hey, we know that is not the case.

Dustin4ever wrote on January 5, 2015, 3:05 PM

That would be great maybe when I win the lottery I would love to have one.

Dustin4ever wrote on January 5, 2015, 3:05 PM

I think it is the angle of the photo. He is a small butterfly.

catsholiday wrote on January 5, 2015, 3:06 PM

That is a brilliant photo and butterflies are very tricky to catch so good job on getting it so clearly

ElfenLied21 wrote on January 5, 2015, 3:24 PM

That is a very beautiful photo. I am also a butterfly lover as well. I love going to the butterfly conservatories when I get the chance.

MelissaE wrote on January 5, 2015, 8:43 PM

Can you write more about Dustin? I assumed it was your name, then I checked your profile. I recently lost my father. I, too, have many beautiful butterfly photos. I look forward to sharing.

Dustin4ever wrote on January 5, 2015, 9:14 PM

Thank you so very much. I really enjoy photographing these beauties. A challenge but I love it.

Dustin4ever wrote on January 5, 2015, 9:14 PM

Thank you very much. I too enjoy the conservatories. My deck usually offers many different varieties as well.

Dustin4ever wrote on January 5, 2015, 9:15 PM

Yes I will and thank you for asking. I just joined and have had many things going on, have company today. But in the next few days I will write about Dustin. I lost him 12 years ago but seems like today most of the time. So sorry for your loss.

seren3 wrote on January 6, 2015, 12:35 PM

I'm sure I see those around here. Now I know what it is called and how it looks up close. Lovely pic!

BarbRad wrote on January 7, 2015, 2:40 PM

I love your butterfly shots. I rarely can capture one. I'm anxious to be able to get back in the garden again, but I have to completely heal first.

Dustin4ever wrote on January 7, 2015, 3:35 PM

Yes you probably do as they are very common, one of the most common butterflies actually. Thanks!

Dustin4ever wrote on January 7, 2015, 3:35 PM

Thank you Barb. I miss them and cannot wait for spring. Hope you are doing well.

BarbRad wrote on January 7, 2015, 11:07 PM

I'm doing as well as the doctor expects I should be doing, but healing simply takes time. It can't be rushed.

arthurchappell wrote on January 13, 2015, 12:33 PM

looks like you are doing some amazing macro-photography - very professional looking images