Sunday, June 19, 2011

Birds, Blooms and Butterflies

Hello, I am linking my post up with Mosaic Monday and Ruby Tuesday. I hope everyone had a Happy Father's Day!


This is a link to my You tube video of my backyard bird sounds and the Hummer. If you turn the sound up loud you can hear the Great Blue herons juvies in their nest. The juvies get loud when the adult flies back to them with food.

These are some shots I took of the Bluebird taking a berry to feed its young in the nest and a couple shots of the Ruby Throated Hummingbirds. The flowers are on my deck and the hummingbirds and the butterflies seem to love my blooms. I have some petunias and lantana in these photos.



Tiger Swallowtail











Black Swallowtail



I hope you enjoyed my birds, blooms and butterflies and to see more great mosaics and photos please visit Mary's Mosaic Monday  and the other well known Mary at Ruby Tuesday  Thanks to both Mary of the Little Red House and Mary of the Work of the Poet for hosting these two fun memes. Also, thanks for stopping by to visit me and I hope everyone has a fantastic week.

55 comments:

texwisgirl said...

LOVE the big old berry in the bluebird's beak! so cute!!!

and the butterflies, blooms and tiny hummers are all wonderful.

forestal said...

wonderful photos!

dan

Carol said...

Gorgeous shots! Love the capture of the bird with the berry.

ellen b. said...

I really did enjoy your birds and the color surrounding them. Beautiful!

Snap said...

Beautiful! Love your header, too. The Bluebird with the berry is just too cool!!!!!! The hummers ... wowowow.

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Wonderful photos. So clear and close. V

Mary said...

Oh what wonderful photos!!! Thanks for sharing at MM. :)
xoxo

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

I did enjoy all of your bird and butterfly pictures. I liked most the bluebird with the big red berry in its mouth.

I don't know where our hummers went. I was talking with my next-door neighbor yesterday. They have fed the hummers for years. This is our first year feeding them. My neighbor said the hummers arrived in early May but haven't been coming to her feeders lately either. She says it is too early for them to leave. It's a mystery.

Pondside said...

Your shots are just amazing! I love the butterfly in your header, but have to say that the bluebird with the red berry is my favorite.

Bonnie said...

Delightful visitors to your enchanted garden.

Bonnie said...

You attract wonderful little visitors to your garden. Just lovely.

Kay said...

Eileen, I love the glimpse of your yard! How beautiful and relaxing. I could hear the herons. Maybe we can see them later.
Kay

podso said...

Always a joy to view your photos of nature!

Jean said...

Love all your photos!

A Garden of Threads said...

Stunning shots Eileen. What size lens are you using. Love the mosaics.

RetroCollage said...

WOW! That first photo is amazing! What IS that multicolored flower under the butterfly?

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Cat & Cricket said...

Can I just say OUTSTANDING!!!!!
What a talent you have!
Smiles~
Cricket

Riet said...

I sure did lofe your blooms, birds and butterflies. All gorgeous Eileen.

Natasha said...

Your photos are stunning as usual Eileen. I am always amazed at the details you are able to capture!

Best wishes for a happy week,
Natasha.

Francisca said...

If you took all these shots in your back yard, Eileen, I'd never want to leave it! Lovely birds and flowers; lovely post.

GrandmaK said...

Absolutely wonderful! Very well done!!! The butterfly in the last picture looks as if she is acknowledging applause. Well done indeed! Cathy

rainfield61 said...

Is the berry too big for the bird?

I wonder...

Ingmarie We said...

Your photos are just beautiful! Amazing mosaic.

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Your mosaic is gorgeous...the colors and the pictures are so pretty that they should be made into a poster!

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, What a great collection of photographs today! I love that firey orange Lantana flower with the butterfly. I am a sucker for all things bird, too! Have a super nice day today!

Martha Z said...

I did enjoy your birds, blooms and butterflies. I have pretty good luck photographing birds but I'm a washout with butterflies.

Jen said...

You have some gorgeous butterflies! I love the photo of the hummer arching its back...

Calling Ravens said...

Wow! Great photo/mosaics--just beautiful! Great video too-love your deck!

Kim, USA said...

Very fantastic shots!!

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Magical Mystical Teacher said...

The bluebird is my favorite. They are such brilliant little creatures!


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Ralph said...

Babies of all species squawk when hungry - the bluebird parent is bringing a tasty if huge meal for the famished child. Nicely captured!

The hummingbird slows down to land and sits nearly still when its feet grab onto the tray. Outstanding shots, a lovely yard that begs for, and receives many beautiful critters!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love that big berry in the beak, too! And it's always amazing to capture a hummingbird! Beautiful mosaic, my friend! ♥

Cheri said...

Just wonderful close-ups for the hummers and butterflies!

Carolina Mts

DrillerAA09 said...

Wonderful photo sets.

Carletta said...

Wow Eileen! A plethora of beauty in this post!
Your header is stunning!!!
You must have a really pretty yard.

Dinah said...

super enjoy your photos! especially love the butterflies! love them!

tarsier

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

WOW WOW WOW! Your camera must have a really quick shutter to be able to get such wonderful photos of hummingbirds and butterflies, Eileen! Fantstic photos! The header shot looks 3 D!

maria said...

Fabulous photos. Happy RT!

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SquirrelQueen said...

Gorgeous photos Eileen, I love your header with the butterfly and Lantana. That is a great photo of the hummer.

Lina Gustina said...

Enjoying your photos very much :)

Thanks for dropping by

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Too beautiful for words!! ALL of these. Simply beautiful.

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NatureFootstep said...

you have a lot of spectacular butterflies. Much more so than ours. Love them. The headershot is just gorgeous.

Mike B. @ slugyard.com said...

Love the photos. We have a heron rookery near our house too- they sure can make a racket!

Tes said...

Oh my! Such lovely capture, Eileen! I am now looking forward to your beautiful shots! So clear! You must be a light-walker... so quiet on your feet. Your photos are addicting! :)

Jenn Jilks said...

Amazing critters. Amazing photos. Very well done.

Cheers from S.E. Ontario Cottage Country!

betchai said...

wow, beautiful collection of butterfly and birds, very inspiring you get to have a lot of them.

chubskulit said...

Gorgeous captures Eileen!

Please take a peek at my ruby tuesday when you have a time.

Denise said...

Marvelous photos Eileen. Thanks for the link to your video. I know I will enjoy it.

Indrani said...

Superb mosaics! So well you combine them. Amazing captures of butterfly too.

BINDLE MAMA said...

You have beauty all around you.
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AVCr8teur said...

Such beautiful nature pictures in your own backyard! I really like the bluebird picture!

Cildemer said...

Maginificient shots and collages!
Love your header photo! So beautiful and colourful!
Thanks for sharing;o)

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EG Wow said...

Fabulous shots, Eileen! Is it my imagination or there really more tiger swallowtails this year than last? I've seen zillions of them this year!

ladyfi said...

Wow what amazing butterfly shots! Just stunning.

Elaine said...

I always enjoy the shots in your backyard and your mosaics. Your selections this time are wonderful, and the swallowtail shot in your header is fantastic!