08.07.2021 Friday Frit…on Saturday

I did make this image yesterday so it is an appropriate title. I was walking Bentley in front of my neighbor’s yard across the street when I saw this frit flit.  We ran to our house and I fetched my camera and it was still there when I returned…for one shot and then off it went. I tried to maneuver around for a side view but that was too much for it and I didn’t get the shot.

I did appreciate that one frame though.

Great Spangled Fritillary- Speyeria cybele on Butterfly Bush flowers.

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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13 Responses to 08.07.2021 Friday Frit…on Saturday

  1. Gallivanta says:

    You must have put on quite a sprint. You didn’t fritter away any time getting to the flitting frit.

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  2. You get to flaunt your frit flit pic even if you didn’t get to frat[ernize] with the frit flit that split.

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  3. Very nice Steve! Glad it waited for you to get back to be photographed!

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  4. Eliza Waters says:

    It’s a beauty – glad it stuck around for this shot.

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  5. shoreacres says:

    I know the Monarchs get a lot of pub, but I think the various fritillaries are lovely. I first saw this species in Kansas/Missouri, and the reason for its name was obvious. I was surprised to see it perched on that purple. Some years ago, I learned “butterfly bush” as the name for quite different plants; now, I know that what I learned were simply common names for different plants, like a pretty orange milkweed and a red “something” that I can’t quite remember.

    Anyway: the orange and purple is lovely — it’s a pleasing photo.

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    • Thanks. There are a few butterflies that I think would place higher in a beauty contest than a Monarch and while it does get the most pub all are threatened. But the overwhelming concern for the Monarch does benefit the whole bunch of them so it’s all good.
      Of course there is the milkweed known as butterfly weed. I think trumpet vine is sometimes called butterfly weed too. Common names can often be confusing. Thank goodness we lave Latin. Ha!


  6. bluebrightly says:

    A Great Spangled Fritillary on a Butterfly bush – that’s classic! I love it. 🙂

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