Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Wonderful Wings!

Bird and insect wings come in a variety of interesting colors, patterns and sizes. Today I am featuring wonderful wings often seen on our property out in the country.

The exquisite wings of a Sandhill Crane in flight


A Pearl Crescent Butterfly shows off its beautifully patterned wings while delighting in White Yarrow blooms


The fine, intricate, lacy wings of a damselfly


The diminutive, delicate wings of an American Copper Butterfly (7/8 - 1 3/8 wingspan)


The transparent wings of a Toxomerus Hover Fly remind me of stained glass windows


During normal flight, this Ruby-throated Hummingbird can beat his tiny wings up to 80 times a second ~ When diving during courtship, this increases up to 200 times a second!


An Ailanthus Webworm Moth displays a very unique wing pattern


The striking wings of a Spicebush Swallowtail Butterfly


The patterned wings of Monarch Butterflies are always pleasing to the eye


Hard to believe this pudgy, striped fellow will be as graceful as the winged Monarch Butterfly prior

14 comments:

Maestro said...

Another beautiful series...really like the butterflies

Debbie Miller @HooootOwl said...

Such beautiful images ... as always. I really enjoyed all of them but when I scrolled down to the last one a HUGE SMILE grew ... really like that pudgy fella :)

JRandSue said...

My God,what a fantastic sellection of outstanding images,superb.
John.

Pescalune said...

What a beautiful set ! Stunning pictures - great work :)

capturethesoul said...

Absolutely stunning series Julie! I especially love the striped caterpillar and delightful hoverfly!! You are SO talented...I look forward to your posts!

dAwN said...

Wow..these are all fabulous!

Kenny said...

WOW!

Kerri said...

Oh Julie ~ these take my breath away! Absolutely FANTASTIC!

sebi_2569 said...

nice photo; nice blog; bravo

Beverly said...

All are absolutely gorgeous!! I am especially wowed by the damselfly detail! Outstanding work, Julie!

cindyzlogic said...

Julie, your photography is absolutely outstanding!! My favorite, favorite is the Butterfly on the Coneflower!

Veronica said...

ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL!!

Betsy said...

Those are fantastic. They would be perfect for Wildlife Wednesday http://tinyurl.com/2ulmy7v

dreamfalcon said...

Just one word: wonderful!