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Friday, November 2, 2012

Critter and its shadow on snow


© Photo by Richard Schear, October, 2012
My husband spotted this gorgeous creature while he was walking our dog Lindy recently. It paused on the snow long enough to have its picture taken, then flew away, obviously not very worried about the weather!

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and for  Shadow Shot Sunday
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27 comments:

Patricia Anne McGoldrick said...

Beautiful!

Leave It To Davis said...

I love butterflies and that one is one I have never seen! Very cool!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Poor cold butterfly!

Andy said...

This is very rare sight.

mrsnesbitt said...

The temperature was only 4 degrees last night - snow is being mentioned! Kay - what a coincidence that you have a friuend in UK who lives on a long boat! My best friend and her partner have just bought one - it is moored near Oxford. Whereabouts is your friend? We could pass details over??
Dxx

Penelope Puddlisms said...

This is an unusual capture in the snow, Kay. Wonder if the butterfly’s tiny legs were cold. This is why one should never leave the house without a camera. A few days ago I rushed out when the rain stopped for a bit forgetting mine. I missed capturing the most beautiful rainbow I have ever seen at Crescent Beach. It was a complete arch over the water making everything glow. It lasted only a couple of minutes. I so regret not having that picture so others can view it and so I can go back to it when memory fades.

eileeninmd said...

Wow, surprising to see a butterfly on the snow. Cool sighting and photo!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

First of all, it's hard to believe there is snow already [we're sitting here with high 80 degree temps still] Beautiful capture.

joanne said...

I am amazed at the pix ..... I would have thot the butterfly would die on the snow....wow.....
and, like you, I totally support rescuing and adopting our pets from shelters - I have gotten 3 shitzu's that way.....

Rajesh said...

Wonderful captures.

Lina Gustina said...

Butterfly on ice is awesome!

http://www.1sthappyfamily.com/2012/11/a-big-moth.html

Cezar and Léia said...

Interesting that it preferred to land on the snow...
God bless you!
Cezar

Jo said...

I've never seen anything like this, Kay. Amazing capture - well done, Richard and Lindy! Hope you're having a wonderful weekend. (((hugs))) Jo

jabblog said...

Beautiful - how resistant these fragile creatures can be.

Mama Zen said...

What a neat capture!

Sylvia K said...

Oh, what a great capture indeed, Kay!! Poor little guy! Amazing shadow shot for the day! I hope he survived the cold!!

Powell River Books said...

That's a beautiful butterfly. Is is confused about the seasons? - Margy

Martha Z said...

Beautiful butterfly but I think it had best head south now.

Chubskulit Rose said...

Such a delightful scene.

Scare Crow Shadow
Have a blessed Sunday.

Lighthousegal said...

Colorful butterfly on the snow. Hard to believe you have snow. While we have had some cold days (50s and 30s at night) it has been warm here. Today has been in the 70s.

Gemma Wiseman said...

The glistening white of the snow really highlights the stunning colours of this little winged character!

Jidhu Jose said...

beautiful

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Catherine said...

wow - snow shadow shots already...so delicate and lovely!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Until now, I have never seen a butterfly on snow!

Nature Paints Shadows

robin. said...

i agree with the majority...what an unusual sight indeed...it makes the snow look pretty!!!

Beverley Baird said...

What an awesome conrast! Love the shadows as well.

Kay said...

Wow! What a gorgeous butterfly and how wonderful that it stayed still long enough for Dick to take its photo.