Blue Tiger by bobfoto

Blue Tiger

went out in the backyard to see if I could find something new to photograph and I found a Frog on a Sunflower!!! How is that for a crowd pleaser? So I snapped away, and was well chuffed with my effort and then wandered off knowing I had my 365 shot for the day. Well then I saw this Blue Tiger Butterfly basking in the evening sun.
Frog on a sunflower, my 2 fave things. I wanna see! Post it on fb. This is pretty cool. Where do you live? In a nature reserve??????
January 13th, 2011  
Wow, this is stunning! What a beautiful butterfly! Funny this morning I went into the garden and this beautiful yellow butterfly landed on on of the red bottlebrush flowers and I went out to snap it but its wings were close so I gave up on that idea! I would love to see the frog on the sunflower!
January 13th, 2011  
@debmayne @emeraldboots - facebook it is then... one frog on a flower.
January 13th, 2011  
Sadly don't have Facebook.
January 13th, 2011  
You have an amazing backyard Jason. This is a magnificent photo. I too would love to see the frog on the sunflower. I used to keep tree frogs in a heated tank in my loungeroom. I will have to find it on facebook.
January 13th, 2011  
@emeraldboots - you don't need to be sad to not have facebook happening Emeraldboots, consider yourself a lucky one!

Can you send PMs on this 365 project???
January 13th, 2011  
Wow, wonderful pic!
January 13th, 2011  
@murnane - we have a little frog oasis up here, they live in the wall cavity and one night I counted well over 30 green tree frogs all climbing out of the vents. I think there maybe another green tree frog on a sunflower one day???
January 13th, 2011  
another brilliant close up, you've got real animal magnetism
January 13th, 2011  
@bill_d - Thanks Bill :)
January 13th, 2011  
@littlec - they call me the critter whisperer.... still looking for critters a bit further up the food chain though!
January 13th, 2011  
he he... yay! 'Critter Whisperer' has stuck :)
This is an amazing capture - what a beautiful butterfly - gorgeous colours.
I'm off to check out FB... who can deny a frog on a flower :)
January 13th, 2011  
@canberrabec - wait until I find some bigger critters Bec!
January 13th, 2011  
@canberrabec - and this one was not a macro shot for a change!
January 13th, 2011  
Beautiful! :)
January 13th, 2011  
@indiannie_jones - Thank you Annie. :)
January 13th, 2011  
@debmayne @emeraldboots @canberrabec - I decided flickr may be better than fb, especially those who may not imbibe in the carry on of fb.

So for a frog on a flower and other pics, please take a look here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/52616213@N08/5351221681/
January 13th, 2011  
Both photos are terrific!
January 13th, 2011  
What a wonderful shot! Such a pretty butterfly!
January 13th, 2011  
I really enjoy your nature & critter photos everyday. And all the more since I'm in the midst of winter, under lots o snow.
January 13th, 2011  
Beautiful! I know I have said it, but I will say it again, you are the best at macro shots! :)
January 13th, 2011  
beautiful
January 13th, 2011  
stunning. such great detail
January 13th, 2011  
@roejan - thank you Roe, it was difficult to choose which photo would make it, but I needed a rest from froggies, and besides, it is not everyday a butterfly sits with his wings open in the sun like this, although these are a common butterfly in my garden.
January 13th, 2011  
@thepoochlover @sarahbeebe @lmasinton - Thank you Karen, Sarahb and Lael, I always appreciate your kind words.
January 13th, 2011  
@myla - I have noticed Myla quite a few winter landscapes from my friends in the colder parts pf the world and while I will never see snow falling here, I am a little envious of the way you can use snow in photography.
January 13th, 2011  
@tesia - Thank you Tesia, I call this faux-macro, I have used a telephoto lens to get close to the Butterfly without disturbing him/her. Normally I will zoom straight out to 300mm and see what is in the viewfinder, but I was quite close with this one and have a focal length of around 150mm. It is hard to get close enough to these guys for the macro itself... although I used to do the same with Dragonflies...
January 13th, 2011  
PM? What's that?
January 13th, 2011  
do you use a tripod for your telephoto lens? I have tried to use macro on my 150 - 300mm but not got same detail as my 35 mm.
January 13th, 2011  
@emeraldboots - Personal Message... on other photo sites and forums, you can often send messages between "users" so that it is not published on the main site for all to see... it doesn't look like you can here, so I put a link up to my flickr page with the froggy on the flower. :)
January 13th, 2011  
No, can't do PM on here. So what's your Flickr link? @bobfoto
January 13th, 2011  
Is it notbobbrownsville?
January 13th, 2011  
Beautiful! Glad he wandered into the yard.
January 13th, 2011  
Gorgeous!
January 13th, 2011  
Fabulous light Jason.
January 13th, 2011  
Very nice!
January 14th, 2011  
@emeraldboots - yup :) (one of them anyway...)
January 14th, 2011  
@bobfoto love the frog and sunflower picture!
January 14th, 2011  
@emeraldboots - I have tried a tripod, but to date have only had success with the macro in low light and none of these shots have made it to the 365 yet. I'm a bit of a purist in the belief that the camera should be held in the hands, it kinda makes me feel attached to the effort. Tripods are probably good for taking photos of the stars???
January 14th, 2011  
@aj1268 @rbobh69 @swilde @sofaking8up - Thanks Paula, Bob, Sue and Brian. :)
January 14th, 2011  
@bobfoto well with my 35mm which I smashed tonight :-( (no macro shots for me for a while) I need a tripod otherwise the picture is so blurred. I have this awesome gorilla tripod trays flexible. You have different lens so probably no need for a tripod.
January 14th, 2011  
@emeraldboots - Oh no! How did you smash a lens!!! Oh dear! :(
January 14th, 2011  
@emeraldboots - Thank you, the frog on flower rocks... but the day belongs to the butterfly.
January 14th, 2011  
Beautimous! Lovin these sweet nature shots.
January 14th, 2011  
Beautiful and great shot!
January 14th, 2011  
@pixelchix @blueburn11 - Thanks Heather and Rhoiz... I am thinking that maybe I overexposed this one a little, it has come out quite harsh, and I have taken softer shots of butterflies before... maybe I should try again???
January 14th, 2011  
This is beautiful, Jason. I checked out the Flickr shots as well; love the frog and sunflower and the one with three butterflies - just gorgeous. Yes, you can't knock back a butterfly shot, they are so relatively hard to come by compared to frogs.
January 17th, 2011  
@girlie - its all the flappin' and the flyin' that gets in the way... might have to carry chlorophyll...
January 17th, 2011  
I'm so jealous of butterfly shots! lol You've nailed this one :-)
February 22nd, 2011  
Oh and I LOVE the flower frog!
February 22nd, 2011  
@amz87 - Cheers Amy, Its photos like these that make me think I can go one better with my Ulysses shot.. only time will tell...
February 22nd, 2011  
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