Beautiful Butterfly Days of Summer by alophoto

Beautiful Butterfly Days of Summer

Yesterday was a perfect day...weatherwise anyway. Mid 80s, sunny and breezy. Perfect. I had the morning off for the first morning this week (and nearly all summer) with all 3 kids attending a vacation Bible school camp. It was awesome.

I used the time to go to a sunflower field that I photograph every year. But this year it was barren...no flowers but the occasion rogue one among the field grasses. I was disappointed. But then I got in a workout, went home and walked the dog in the loveliness and then spun by the kid's school for their sunflower garden (not a huge field, but it's something).

On the walk I came upon a neighbor's thriving butterfly bush humming with life. Later, I walked over again with Clara and my camera. Last year we had one of these bushes, but in the spring Michael tore it out saying it was dead. I want another sometime.

The day went downhill after the perfect start. Picked them up from VBS and two weren't feeling well. They laid on the couch all day and started getting really sick in the later afternoon. Stomach bug. Clara's stomach hurts this morning and mine was feeling funny in bed last night.

So it's another perfect day, but we are stuck indoors:(. Maybe we can go sit out in the sun later.

Hope that you have a beautiful day.

Oh and this is SOOC with the exception of a teeny tiny scratch cloned out.
Beautiful. I hope everyone feels better soon.
July 23rd, 2015  
Exquisite light causing giant bokeh--love it! I hope you're all well soon.
July 23rd, 2015  
Beautiful shot edit and presentation
July 23rd, 2015  
An amazing shot.
July 23rd, 2015  
Beautiful DOF
July 23rd, 2015  
Love the glow in the wings!
July 23rd, 2015  
Lovely work, fav!
July 23rd, 2015  
Gorgeous colours and detail.
July 23rd, 2015  
Super capture..beauty!
July 23rd, 2015  
Ohhh la-la--- 100% Favulous:)
July 23rd, 2015  
So pretty! I hope you all are feeling better very soon!
July 23rd, 2015  
Gorgeous capture, details, colors
July 23rd, 2015  
Lovely lines and colors. Beautiful!
July 23rd, 2015  
Wonderful capture...Fav
July 23rd, 2015  
Gorgeous capture and detail, Amanda!
July 23rd, 2015  
Beautiful capture. Fav! 😃
July 23rd, 2015  
So beautiful! Fav
July 23rd, 2015  
Oh wow!!! Hope feeling okay. We're on day 1 of holidays
July 23rd, 2015  
Lovely!
July 23rd, 2015  
So sad to read of the way the perfect day ended, but love your image which is beautiful in form and color!
July 23rd, 2015  
Beautiful love the bokeh and the tones!Fav
July 23rd, 2015  
Beautiful capture
July 23rd, 2015  
Focus is perfect on the butterfly - you camera is good to focus on something so small! fav
July 23rd, 2015  
@maggiemae It isn't too small...palm sized maybe. Helped that it was busy drinking.
July 23rd, 2015  
Beautiful shot. Fav
July 23rd, 2015  
fav! great capture!
July 23rd, 2015  
Wowzer!! Love this and gorgeous lighting and bokeh background!! Instant FAV! Hope y'all feel better soon! Had that bug here too! It's not fun!!
July 24th, 2015  
Gorgeous!
July 24th, 2015  
Colour, focus and lighting - all perfect. Fav
July 24th, 2015  
Nice presentation, lighting, color, and DoF. Taffy @taffy was right, our butterflies could be twins :)
July 24th, 2015  
Lovely fav for me - congrats on making the pop page. Hoping everyone is feeling much better!
July 24th, 2015  
You were able to capture this beauty on some gorgeous purple flowers with some awesome bokeh in the background. Such a wonderful image!
July 24th, 2015  
Fav!
July 24th, 2015  
Beautiful shot with the bokeh background - love the tiger swallowtails. Do hope your stomach bug was the 24 hour variety and you're all feeling better.
July 24th, 2015  
Wonderful pic! Beautiful color, composition!
July 24th, 2015  
So perfect
July 24th, 2015  
Just beautiful! Instant fav
July 26th, 2015  
Very nice composition! Congratulations on it making it to the PP!
July 27th, 2015  
Lovely shot, beautiful butterfly. I hope everyone is feeling better soon.
July 29th, 2015  
Beautiful.
July 29th, 2015  
Gorgeous!!! Fav.
July 29th, 2015  
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