Gulf Fritillary and a Lizard

I was up and out early again this morning, and fog once more shrouded everything. I went to the local lake this time, where I took photos of a duck, then visited a small freshwater marsh not far from my home. Not much was going on there, and then I suddenly spotted a gulf fritillary butterfly on a small bush. It was covered in dew and in that half-frozen state where they aren’t quite moving yet.

What a lucky find!

It was half-hidden by leaves, but I managed to get fairly good shots without disturbing it.

This first one is with the light at my back. Do click on these photos to see detail. 

I then went around behind it, to capture the dew with the light behind it. The difference in color is due to the light. 

I searched for other butterflies, or even dragonflies, but didn’t find any. I then stopped by R’s. His yard is full of plants, bushes, flowers, and trees, but the only thing I saw was a lizard. Even he had a fine mist of dew on him, courtesy of the fog. You’ll see that if you click for the larger photo. 

Gee, getting up early does seem to have its good points. 🙂

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2 Responses to Gulf Fritillary and a Lizard

  1. Shirley Ann Speakman says:

    Wow amazing pictures.

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