Saturday, August 23, 2014

Butterfly first kind for me;

 Liking this post to "Saturday's critters", Camera-Critters;

Female Indian Fritillary (tumaguro-hyo-mon;ツマグロヒョウモン)*
When I visited Xavier Memorial Church (former post), I spotted a beautiful yellow butterfly I've never seen. My husband seeing my pictures in the car before leaving the church (due to his handicap with his legs, he mostly waits me in the car), he also got SO amazed with my finding, what a luck♪  So sorry for many pictures of the same butterfly. I got really excited and happy to show you :-)
She was SO busy having lunch (sucking up nectar) flower to flower and didn't even mind me having been a bit close by. 

           Part of its name 'hyo-mon' means 'Leopard Spot' in Japanese. 
My first pictures of critter with flower ♡♡♡

This butterfly was enjoying lunch at the flower garden made in front of the church entrance.
I should have taken the picture of the garden to give you the better idea(^^;)  Never have I expect to have the big luck♡♡♡ 




PS> Let me add two pages I found it was a female Indian Fritillary. 
         One and the Other.  Please scroll down :-)

Thank you very much for stopping by, 
Hope you all will have a wonderful weekend;


21 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

she's beautiful! both interior wings and exterior wings are gorgeous, but very different from each other. :)

✿ chica said...

Simplesmente maravilhosas!! bjs, ótimo fim de semana,chica

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh she is just beautiful. (Isn't it odd how we always think a butterfly is a 'she'? They are so delicate it is hard to imagine they might be male, but of course some of them must be ;>)).

I really love that you showed several pictures of her ... it shows how patient you were and how long she stayed feeding ... each one is a tiny bit different, which makes it seem like we are right there with you watching. I love this whole post!!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh she is just beautiful. (Isn't it odd how we always think a butterfly is a 'she'? They are so delicate it is hard to imagine they might be male, but of course some of them must be ;>)).

I really love that you showed several pictures of her ... it shows how patient you were and how long she stayed feeding ... each one is a tiny bit different, which makes it seem like we are right there with you watching. I love this whole post!!

Jane said...

Your captured the butterfly so beautifully! Love the colors and patterns!

Linda Kay said...

What a lovely butterfly, Miyako. It must have taken a while to get those pictures with no movement. Hugs from Texas.

Linley S said...

Such beautiful photos and subject.

Gunilla Bäck said...

A very beautiful butterfly. Have a wonderful weekend, dear Miyako!

Marie said...

Fantastic butterfly! You got some amazing shots! All so beautiful. Love the church too.

Breathtaking said...

Hello Myiako!:) Oh what a pretty butterfly! This is one I have never seen before, but the Fritillaries are all very beautiful.Their upper wings, and underwings like this one, usually have different patterns, equally beautiful in their own way. Miyako, you are always so thorough in whatever you post, and I have so enjoyed reading about both the male and female of the species.Sending you a warm hug from Portugal.

Tamago said...

Hi Miyako san. Wow what a beautiful butterfly! Love her gorgeous wings with hyo-mon. The interior hyo-mon is very beautiful, too! She must have been very hungry and the nectar from those flowers must be so yummy. Looks like she was really enjoying the sweet flowers :-)

Have a wonderful weekend, Miyako san!

Alexa T said...

A beautiful serie of blooms and butterflies!! Lovely weekend to you!

eileeninmd said...

Hello Miyako, what a great find. Your butterfly is beautiful. I love her markings and colors.. Lovely photos..Thanks so much for linking your post with my critter party.. Have a happy weekend!

EG CameraGirl said...

I would be excited to see and photograph this lovely butterfly too!


We have something in common: my husband had a stroke in March so has trouble walking too. He will get better because he's exercising but at the moment he mostly waits for me in the car too.

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Miyako,
You got really lucky this time! Lovely photos and each and every one of them shows off its beauty.
Nice that your husband patiently waits for you in the car and he too gets excited.
Hugs,
Mariette

Susan (ABON) said...

Such a beautiful butterfly, it is amazing! Love all the colors of this beauty!

bailey-road.com said...

What a gorgeous butterfly! Your photos show all its features beautifully.

Felicia said...

Miyako your images are gorgeous. The butterfly is beautiful and you captured it so well.

Ela said...

Miyako, your pictures of butterflies are wonderful ! It's nice to watch the beauty of nature !
Have a happy weekend :)

Betsy Brock said...

That is a beautiful butterfly! I've never seen one like that before!

Janice Adcock said...

Super shots, Myiako.