Wednesday, August 19, 2009

DOWN ON YOUR KNEES PHOTO ENTRY. LITTLE SIPPERS


My first entry. Thanks, Gardening Gone Wild for hosting the competition.
There were so many of these little butterflies sipping minerals from the mud that it was an easy photo to take. Baker Lake,Sawtooth Mountains, Idaho.

17 comments:

  1. Wow, way cool photo!! Good luck in teh competition!

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  2. Wow, way cool photo! Good luck in THE competition!

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  3. Fun photo! Good luck in the contest.

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  4. Ooooo! I love this photo! Such great colors, shapes, composition, and subjects!

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  5. It's always a treat to find a group of butterflies 'puddling.'

    I hope you have a winner.

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  6. It always feels magical to find a group of butterflies puddling. Great shot.

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  7. Thanks Nell Jean and Lisa for telling me that this behavior is called "puddling" I wish I had called the post mud puddling! If I don't learn something new every day i am disappointed. And thanks to everyone who visited. My granddaughter was just delighted with watching their behavior.

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  8. Hiya,
    Makes one wonder what they get from that mud: minerals?
    Jenny, do me a favour and try and follow the link on GGW to my entry.
    They say it doesn't work, but when I test it, it does. A bit bewildered as to how to improve on the link.
    Thanks.

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  9. Hi RR.
    What a blanket!
    I once saw a mass of monarchs on a trip to Mexico feeding on something, or drinking on moisture, it was really amazing.
    Cool shot RR, and good luck in the competition.
    ESP.

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  10. Awww, how neat! Your link at GGW works fine for me. They have told more than one person that their link is broken, which leads me to believe the problem might be on their end...?

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  11. Look at all those happy butterflies! Great picture.

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  12. I just love those littke blue Skippers, and they look like they're having a party. I've read that they like a little muddy puddle, but my garden soil never cooperates.

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  13. This is delightful! Fabulous interpretation of "down on knees."

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  14. That is one amazing shot....I've never seen anything like it! Best of luck to you.

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