What I saw out my window - but can't share

@JudyEv (246196)
Bunbury, Australia
May 2, 2021 10:09pm CST
I’ve written a few posts about what I see ‘out my window’. This is along similar lines but I don’t have a photo for you. I went out to snip the dead blooms off my rose trees and discovered a butterfly sitting on a flower, sipping nectar. Its wings were flexing up and down. I hurried inside for my camera but when I came back the butterfly had moved to a leaf. I thought it was still worth a photo but the camera wouldn’t work for some reason. When I looked, I discovered the battery wasn’t in it. We’ve been charging up batteries as there is a horse endurance ride next weekend. When I came back the second time, the butterfly had disappeared. So, instead of a photo of the butterfly, I’ve added a photo of a rose with a bee in it.
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@arunima25 (57139)
• Bangalore, India
3 May
Oops! The butterfly missed the opportunity to be captured in a beautiful shot. That's a lovely picture. I often see bees and butterflies on my flowers engrossed in sipping the nectar and by the time I get the phone/camera, they are not there.
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@JudyEv (246196)
• Bunbury, Australia
3 May
I've never seen a butterfly on a flower before although I've seen plenty of bees.
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@arunima25 (57139)
• Bangalore, India
3 May
@JudyEv Yes, bees are more common here too in my garden.
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@TheHorse (129215)
• Walnut Creek, California
3 May
@JudyEv Interesting that you don't often see butterflies on flowers.
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@kareng (34219)
• United States
3 May
I once wrote a poem titled "Looking Out My Window." Pretty rose you got a picture of anyway! One of my friends in Floriday today photographed a butterfly emerging from cacoon. It was really neat!
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@JudyEv (246196)
• Bunbury, Australia
3 May
That would be neat indeed. I saw another case insect today too. I wrote about them once. Here's a link of you have time to read:
Today, walking back from the shed, I came across this insect trying to make his way across the gravel. I asked Vince to take a video as he was moving. We’ve...
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@kareng (34219)
• United States
4 May
@JudyEv A true mystery!!!
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• Nairobi, Kenya
3 May
The current photo is still beautiful
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@JudyEv (246196)
• Bunbury, Australia
3 May
Thanks. Roses are very pretty flowers.
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• Nairobi, Kenya
3 May
@JudyEv yes they are. You are welcomed my friend
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@sallypup (44337)
• Moses Lake, Washington
3 May
That's a sweet bloomy photo. Your words were also a photograph.
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@JudyEv (246196)
• Bunbury, Australia
3 May
Thanks. I think that's a compliment!
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@sallypup (44337)
• Moses Lake, Washington
3 May
@JudyEv Yes Ma'am.
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@Rashnag (11017)
• Thane, India
3 May
Lovely picture. Thanks for sharing. Have a good day. Take care
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@JudyEv (246196)
• Bunbury, Australia
3 May
I'm glad you liked the photo.
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@noni1959 (7986)
• United States
3 May
You got a wonderful shot of the bee and rose. Maybe the butterfly will make a return trip.
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@JudyEv (246196)
• Bunbury, Australia
3 May
I need to stay out near the roses for a bit longer.
@TheHorse (129215)
• Walnut Creek, California
3 May
Nice photo. The thought of a happy butterfly is enough for me.
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@JudyEv (246196)
• Bunbury, Australia
3 May
He certainly looked happy but who would know?
@Janet357 (71952)
3 May
It's a beautiful bloom.Is this from your new house?
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@JudyEv (246196)
• Bunbury, Australia
3 May
No, we have four rose bushes here. We move on 26th May.
@wolfgirl569 (40019)
• Marion, Ohio
3 May
Some days are like that. Great photo with the bee
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@JudyEv (246196)
• Bunbury, Australia
3 May
Yes, that's true about some days being a bit challenging. I'm glad you like the photo.
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@Shxrubia (2684)
• Indonesia
3 May
Looks like that butterfly didn't allow you to take her picture beautiful flower
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@JudyEv (246196)
• Bunbury, Australia
3 May
The butterfly didn't want to wait for me.
@LadyDuck (336830)
• Switzerland
3 May
The bees is also cute, I like the little bees, they do their job and they are not aggressive.
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@JudyEv (246196)
• Bunbury, Australia
3 May
We have dozens of photos of bees in flowers but not one of a butterfly.
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@LadyDuck (336830)
• Switzerland
4 May
@JudyEv I have also many photos of bees in flowers and some of ladybugs.
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@JudyEv (246196)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 May
@LadyDuck I don't think I have one of a ladybug. I don't see them too often.
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@DocAndersen (39259)
• United States
3 May
still a great picture! the story was worth it! I can see you hustling back into the house only to snap a battery free picture!
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@JudyEv (246196)
• Bunbury, Australia
3 May
I couldn't believe it when I discovered there was no battery.
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@DocAndersen (39259)
• United States
3 May
@JudyEv i have taken many pictures like that!!!!
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@JudyEv (246196)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 May
@DocAndersen You mean you haven't taken any photos like that!!!
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@CarolDM (130225)
• United States
3 May
Butterflies can be a challenge. Love this photo you shared.
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@JudyEv (246196)
• Bunbury, Australia
3 May
Bees on flowers are easy to capture but I've never seen a butterfly on a flower before.
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@CarolDM (130225)
• United States
3 May
@JudyEv I have seen them many times, especially on my butterfly bushes and my tiger lilies.
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@JudyEv (246196)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 May
@CarolDM Hopefully when I have more flowers I'll see them more often.
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• Midland, Michigan
4 May
A rose with the bee is a good alternative. I hate when I don't have my camera ready and when I do my hands shake making taking a pic hard anyway.
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@JudyEv (246196)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 May
Having shaking hands would make it very hard. You can buy monopods now which might help.
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• Midland, Michigan
5 May
@JudyEv I bought something like a tripod for my phone but I'm afraid I might knock my phone right off it when taking a picture.
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@JudyEv (246196)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 May
@MarshaMusselman Yes, I guess that could happen too.
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@thelme55 (68044)
• Germany
3 May
Maybe, the butterfly will come again and you can take a photo. That photo above is still good.
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@JudyEv (246196)
• Bunbury, Australia
3 May
It's really easy to get photos of bees in flowers but I've rarely seen a butterfly.
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@thelme55 (68044)
• Germany
4 May
@JudyEv I agree. Last year, I was able to take photos of butterflies on my flowers on my balcony.
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@JudyEv (246196)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 May
@thelme55 If I hung around out the back near the roses I would probably have more opportunities.
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@dgobucks226 (26571)
3 May
Oh, the Elusive Butterfly trick! I have had the same issues when I tried to get a photo of a hummingbird. Either my camera needs charging or by the time I get it their gone. If I'm lucky enough to zero in on one I can't get close enough of get the hummer in focus in time before it fly off. I share your frustration. Here was the best photo I've been able to get of a female hummer. You can see the "blob" hovering above the feeder
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@JudyEv (246196)
• Bunbury, Australia
3 May
Haha - yes, capturing a hummingbird would be very tricky. At least with our birdbath, they often sit still for a few minutes. I've still captured a rather ungainly pose from time to time!
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@dgobucks226 (26571)
6 May
@JudyEv Nice color on that one. We don't see males with those colors in my state.
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• Canada
3 May
Either way, it's a beautiful picture I am always faced with such situations that I see my cats doing something funny and I don't have my cell phone with me and by the time I reach the phone the cats are already either sleeping or just not into their funny act anymore
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@JudyEv (246196)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 May
It gets annoying, doesn't it? It happens to me with the kangaroos. I'll see a joey doing something cute but it only lasts a few seconds.
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• Canada
4 May
@JudyEv yes, it's like the good actions happen only when you don't have your phone or camera handy
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@just4him (241484)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
3 May
Sometimes, you just can't get the photo you want. This one is very nice too.
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@JudyEv (246196)
• Bunbury, Australia
3 May
It's easy to get bees in flowers but butterflies seem scarcer.
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@just4him (241484)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
4 May
@JudyEv I agree. They flit quickly from one flower to another.
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@Shavkat (111152)
• Philippines
3 May
I am sorry that you haven't captured the butterfly.
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@JudyEv (246196)
• Bunbury, Australia
3 May
There is always tomorrow - and the next day!
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@Shavkat (111152)
• Philippines
4 May
@JudyEv I agree.
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@DaddyEvil (39066)
• United States
3 May
*sigh* I guess I can put up with the picture you added... The rose with a bee is very good. Thank you for sharing it. I hope you're having a very nice day.
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@JudyEv (246196)
• Bunbury, Australia
3 May
Thanks. It's been a good day. More packing and some window-washing. And someone picked up a little table they bought off us.
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@DaddyEvil (39066)
• United States
3 May
@JudyEv You're welcome. Our day is just starting. I've fed the fishies and taken my daily meds... Now to shower and see what else needs to be done before it starts storming again.
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