Wordless Wednesday – Fritillary

About Eliza Waters

Gardener, writer, photographer, naturalist
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96 Responses to Wordless Wednesday – Fritillary

  1. cindy knoke says:

    Beautiful Eliza!

  2. Anne says:

    This is beautiful – both butterfly and photograph!

  3. ghsmith76 says:

    And Oregon State Beavers butterfly on a beautiful flower, Possibly all time best Wordless Wednesday

  4. Isha Garg says:

    “Fritillary” is as pretty a word as the butterfly it describes!
    It’s like nature’s beauties pose for your lens, Eliza!

  5. Maria says:

    Just gorgeous! The colour combinations and the details. Wow! That photo should be on your wall.

  6. Excellent, Eliza! Great Spangled Frit, I believe. We used to get several each summer but it’s been a while.

  7. Alice says:

    What a bodacious visitor! Growing flowers is/are a source of so much enjoyment and photo ops.

  8. Adele Brand says:

    I think you might have inspired me to paint a fritillary! Such delicate markings, like the little stripes on a tiger’s forehead.

  9. Beautiful flower and visitor you have here. I also applaud your camera skills because those beauties are fast. 🙂

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  11. shoreacres says:

    Which species is this? I most often see the Gulf Coast Fritillary, but this one seems different.

  12. What a beauty! The delicate patten of the butterfly looks as though it has been piped on with a pastry bag.

  13. Cathy says:

    A perfect photo Eliza. How lucky you were to get it sitting with its wings spread, dead centre on the coneflower. 😃

  14. Dale says:

    How lovely, Eliza!
    And how funny that on Sorryless, my WW is also an orange butterfly 🙂

  15. dianaed14 says:

    A great photo. Is your header your garden?

  16. utahan15 says:

    moth to a flowery flame
    to day
    i went by a bz
    bee flower
    the sound?
    lovely post ty/’

  17. A perfect pairing!

  18. Beautiful! I have Gulf Frits here and they look a bit different, haven’t seen this one and you know I love it. Do you know what they host on?

  19. sandyjwhite says:

    A gorgeous pair they are!

  20. Tranature - quiet moments in nature says:

    Beautifully captured Eliza! xxx

  21. neihtn2012 says:

    It’s a beauty. Great shot!

  22. Tina says:

    Lovely capture, it’s the epitome of a summer garden vignette.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, Tina. One of my favorite summer things to do is stand in the garden and watch the pollinators flit and buzz about. Relaxing and rewarding. 🙂

  23. Kris P says:

    Beautiful. Our gulf fritillaries seem to have already moved on.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, Kris. I associate these with early July, but I read that the females don’t lay eggs until fall and not necessarily on violet plants! The instars are left to find their host plants on their own, poor things. At least I have lots of violets for them to find.

  24. Georgina says:

    Wonderful butterfly pic. I love the name fritillary too. A flutter of frivolous fritilaries!

  25. Widdershins says:

    That word works just as well for both flower and butterfly. 😀

  26. Beautiful Image Eliza! Enjoyed seeing it!

  27. Debbie says:

    What a great capture — well done, Eliza!

  28. Irene says:

    A beautiful capture of a difficult subject. 😊

  29. David says:

    Nice shot. I like the color contrast and the way the petals frame the butterfly.

  30. Val Boyko says:

    This fills me with delight! 😊

  31. It picked a nice spot to land. Lovely photo, Eliza!

  32. Klausbernd says:

    Hi Eliza,
    fine picture and colour editing.
    Thynks for sharing
    The Fab Four of Cley
    🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

  33. That is just an amazing photo! Wow!!!

  34. Priti says:

    Excellent 👌

  35. Karina Teuma says:

    Beautiful photo and I love butterflies 🙂

  36. rajkkhoja says:

    Exellent photography. Beautiful butterfly.

  37. Well done, Eliza, fabulous shot!

  38. naturebackin says:

    What a lovely butterfly and a standout against the contrasting colour of the flower.

  39. Lovely contrast! Its eyes seem to be studying the ends of its antennae. 🙂

  40. An excellent combination. Call it Fritinacea or Echinillary.

  41. pbmgarden says:

    Eliza, you captured a lovely moment! Just delightful!
    I haven’t seen a Fritillary this summer but hope to.

  42. susurrus says:

    Beautiful patterns – and what a great description ‘spangled’ is. You’ve reminded me of some childhood sweeties – Spangles!

  43. Jane Lurie says:

    Wow! Beautiful image, Eliza. 🙂

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