Saturday, August 17, 2013

Butterflies, Coneflowers, and a Baby Fawn

It has been some time since I posted flowers for Today's Flowers or anything for Camera Critters so I thought today I'd post some of the photos I've taken these last few weeks while I've been away from blogging.
The first one above was taken while my Granddaughters were here. We had gone to the park to have a picnic and so they could play. One little butterfly bush was in the middle of the playground and I got lucky that a butterfly actually showed up. I know it's a Fritillary but not sure which kind of Fritillary it is.

Every other day or so my Granddaughters would ride the golf cart out to the front of our property looking for butterflies and picking coneflowers. I like the light pink color of this one. Every so often I get lucky when it comes to that bubbly bokeh. I'm really liking it in this shot!

A white coneflower with more bubbly bokeh.

This morning (Friday) Hubby and I started out the driveway and this little one was right in the middle of the front yard. I have seen it at the edge of the woods a few times but never this close. Mama is up there in the top left corner. You can tell the toddler was very curious about us. This is my Weekly Top Shot!

51 comments:

Linda said...

Glorious captures, Carletta! If I had to pick a favourite it would be the darling fawn. :)

Margaret Adamson said...

HI Carletta Beautiful shots. I will have to study that lovely butterfly and try and work out wich one it is when on holidays. Just off in a few hours to the Isle of Wight to see my daughter and family. Adore the fawn, so special to see it so close.

Betty Luckhurst said...

What wonderful and bright shots! All are gorgeous!

Rajesh said...

Beautiful flowers and butterfly.

diane b said...

The light just caught the Bambi Beautifully. Your photography is super. Love the flowers and bokeh back ground. We are doing flowers at our camera club next time. Can I use your photos as examples please. You will be credited.

TexWisGirl said...

ADORABLE little beauty in the end! love the bokeh, too!!!

don said...

A fine series. Those flowers have exceptional bokeh. The young deer is a very interesting shot. Well done.

Carver said...

Fantastic shots of the flowers, butterfly and deer.

A wondering star said...

Fabulous series of photos :) The butterfly, flowers and bambi are all beautifully captured!

Jorunn Norge

MJ said...

aww... the Coneflowers and butterflies and fantastic!!! But gosh, the little fawn with its spots, how adorable. ♥

Nicki said...

Great flower shots, but super cute on the doe.

Red said...

You'd better have your grand daughters over some more as you got some great flower shots when they visited.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

Well done getting the fawn! We have a few, but haven't seen any. Only the tracks.
Cheers from Cottage Country Ontario

Misty DawnS said...

Absolutely gorgeous photos!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE the fawn!

darlin said...

Stunning photos, I love your macro shots, the butterfly is nicely shot too; crisp and clear. You definitely have a gift for taking photos, you take beautiful shots!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

So lovely -- great catch on the beautiful butterfly. Yyour granddaughters must have been in heaven riding that golf cart around your beautiful place. I'm glad you didn't stop taking pictures...these are wonderful.

Gunilla Bäck said...

Gorgeous photos, absolutely stunning!

acreativeharbor.com said...

Beautiful macro shot and of course I love the deer photo ~ happy weekend to you ~ carol,xo

Ida said...

Simply beautiful shots. That fawn just made my heart skip a beat, it's so sweet.

eileeninmd said...

Carletta, your flowers are beautiful. And the little fawn is adorable. Cute visitors. Have a happy weekend!

PinkOddy said...

Wow what great shots. The flowers are my favourite but they are all great.

bailey-road.com said...

Wonderful capture of the fawn!

Sandy Carlson said...

These are pure magic. Thank you, Carletta!

Betsy Adams said...

I love the Butterfly and the Coneflowers --but I ADORE that little fawn... What a Sweetie.

Hugs,
Betsy

aspiritofsimplicity said...

I love the first shot of the white cone flower and of course the fawn is spectacular.

Karen Frost said...

Such beautiful details in all your photos, Carletta! How wonderful to see that pretty little fawn right in your own front yard. Lovely. xo

Terri said...

Great shots, especially the adorable fawn!

JanzCrystalz January said...

I like how the flower was captured! great perspective!

Stargazers

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Great photos! I like the butterfly best.

Betty Manousos said...

hi carletta

these are fantastic captures!!
oh, look at that cute little guy!

i envy your place. LOL!
that's my dream view everyday!

happy sunday~

Laura said...


A beautiful series Carletta! The link is now open for I Heart Macro :-)

Kathy McB said...

Those eyes, those ears....sigh :)

JunieRose2005 said...

Beautiful pictures, Carletta!

Karin M. said...

A very nice photo series .. great job ...
Best regards, Karin

Frank said...

Super images Carletta. Love the Coneflowers and that delightful fawn.

Robyn G said...

Carletta,
Neat set of pictures. I have to admit, the baby fawn is my favorite. Fun stuff.

Linda W. said...

Beautiful photos, but I especially like the one of the baby deer.

Kerri Farley said...

These are gorgeous! LOVE that bokeh - and that baby :)

Nancy said...

That baby is just too cute...I love the way the light is shining on his back....and to think he was in your yard.....WOW...

The flower shots are beautiful....Coneflowers are one of my all time favorites....

msdewberry said...

That bokeh is amazing, it adds such an awesome element to photos!
Baby fawn is a beauty! He doesn't even seem the least bit afraid. Our town has so many deer in it, the other day three young male deer right in our front yard. Its nice to see them!
Glad to see your are back, hope you had a great holiday!

Míriam Luiza said...

Nunca vi um bichinho desses de perto! Que privilégio o seu! As fotos estão lindas e transmitem vida! Felicidades para você e suas netas!

kelley jensen said...

I always love visits to your place.

imac said...

Just beautiful my friend, all beautiful captures.
Our Header Challenge this week is Butterflies, come across and see.

Rose said...

There just is nothing cuter than a fawn...maybe some as cute. But not cuter. You are so blessed to have this creature visit.

Sandy Carlson said...

Goodness! These are stunning.

imac said...

A beautiful oost.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

Lovely

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

Oh that fawn how adorable. What a sweet face.

Great picture take.

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