03.26.2015 Why did I make this image?

Here is another “What do you see” post.  This image is a swamp milkweed (Asclepias incarnata) and it reminded me of something right away.

Swamp Milkweed




About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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35 Responses to 03.26.2015 Why did I make this image?

  1. It looks like a butterfly to me … what say you? D

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  2. Girl Gone Expat says:

    Butterfly was also the first thing I saw:)

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  3. grizjohnson says:

    Really really like this! An obvious tie between a plant and the 6 legger it serves 🙂

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  4. Lyle Krahn says:

    That’s far more obvious than most constellations.

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  5. Love it . . . a blooming butterfly!

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  6. krikitarts says:

    I disagree. I see faerie (fairy) faces. Mayhap I’ve been reading too much fantasy lately, but isn’t it obvious to someone else out there?

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  7. Jim in IA says:

    It must have been too easy. Most of us saw a butterfly. Me, too.

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  8. Must say that I did not look closely at the photo nor did I read your preview before the photo. All I saw, “oh gee. He’s got swamp milkweed in Mass.”
    I’d give my eye teeth for some. It grows in parts of Texas and especially along some rivers near San Antonio and other parts of Texas and is fairly widely distributed over many areas of the US. Some of the last Monarchs or those that are going to continue on to Mexico use it as a host or nectar plant depending on the life cycle of the Monarch.

    I’ve priced seeds on the Internet and it is very costly for just 10 seeds. I’ve also seen rhizomes for sale on EBay. I hope that next year I can get an earlier start and be able to better procure some for my butterfly patch. In the wild it grows near or in water but if carefully tended it will grow in average garden soil without lots of water.

    The photo by the way is uncanny.

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  9. butterfly! 🙂
    This is a favorite of mine~ don’t they smell heavenly?


  10. Andrew says:

    I thought it was a Rorschach test.

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  11. That’s an excellent flower portrait in pink and green.


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