From a photograph by Solomon D. Butcher of four daughters of rancher Joseph M. Chrisman, at their sod house in Custer County, Nebraska. From left to right, Harriet, Elizabeth, Lucie, and Ruth. Photographed in 1886.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Butterflies and Coneflowers

Summer sights





As I was photographing these butterflies, they were completely oblivious to my presence. The only thing on their minds was checking each flower for nectar. I really enjoyed seeing them!

5 comments:

Collagemama said...

Gorgeous!

Genevieve said...

I was amazed at their beauty, and that's a fact.

John Ruberry said...

Awesome work.

Genevieve said...

Thank you, John. I take credit for pointing the camera and clicking the shutter. As for the butterflies and coneflowers, as the old hymn says, "To God be the glory, great things He hath done..."

Kenneth Fred Hilf said...

Hey "G" ___ Did'ya know that pro photographers put subject butterflies in the refrigerator first to slow them down.
Your shots turned out quite nice. Do you remember my "blue eyed" butterfly from quite some time ago? http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_VJzxlNC0Uzo/RtGPlzgsBSI/AAAAAAAAAJw/SAEIjYm8skE/s1600-h/BlueEyeButterfly.jpg
Your dedication continues to shine brightly on all your posts! later, kfH:)

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