Saturday, August 13, 2016

Saturday's Critters #139

Saturday's Critters #139

Happy Saturday, it's time to share your critters and post. Any kind of critter will do, even a new or old post.. I appreciate everyone who is linking in with this week's critter party.

I had fun one day watching the hummers at the trumpet vine flowers. Sometimes the hummer would disappear inside one of the blooms. The Tiger Swallowtails were enjoying the butterfly bushes.








The hummer disappeared inside the trumpet bloom below.


Below are the male and female Tiger Swallowtail Butterflies.












As always thanks for the visits and the nice comments. I also thank everyone who is linking up and sharing their critters.. Happy Saturday, have a great weekend!


To see more beautiful birds and cute critters, check out these two memes below.

Also visit:  I'd-Rather-B-BirdinThanks to the gracious host: Anni.  Also check out Camera Critters. Thanks to Misty for hosting this fun meme.

79 comments:

Chandra@GreenComotion said...

Really great photos of the Hummer, Eileen!
Nicely done!!
Thanks for hosting.
Have a Happy Weekend!
Peace :)

jandi said...

These pictures are gorgeous! The 3rd image is my favourite today! Have a beautiful day!

Nancy Chan said...

Cute hummer enjoying the beautiful trumpet vine flowers. Love the butterflies. Have a wonderful weekend! Thank you for hosting.

Gunilla Bäck said...

I love the hummers and the butterflies. Have a wonderful weekend!

ulla laiho said...

The Tiger Swallowtails are beautiful. I saw similar butterflies on a butterfly-walk where the guide had bred butterflies himself and now let it out. I wrote aboute it here:

http://minnatur.blogspot.se/2016/07/fjarilsstigen-vid-stora-vika-del-1.html

He named it makaonfjäril (Papilio machaon).

Have a nice week!

Tony McGurk said...

We have a Trumpet Flower vine growing on our shed wall & I wish we had Humming Birds here in Tasmania as they are such beautiful little birds. Great Butterfly macros too Eileen. My favourite is the black & blue Tiger Swallowtail.

Jocee said...

The Hummingbirds are beautiful, well captured. :-)

Christina said...

Lovely littel colibris and impressive butterflies. Happy weekend!

Tony McGurk said...

Hey Eileen, I hope you don't mind that I posted 3 links today as I started my 100 Dog Strangers Project off today & I had 2 dog photos from a while back & 1 that I took today that I wanted to get posted as well because the Dog's Owner was going to check my blog to see his dog's photo.
Have a great weekend & thanks for hosting Saturday's Critters
Kind regards, Tony

Charlene N.K. said...

What beautiful winged creatures! I love that hummingbird.

Margaret Adamson said...

that is a gogrgeous shot of the close up of the Hummer. the butterflies both m & F are very beautiful Eileen, Thanks for hosting. Have a wonderful week ahead.

Small Kucing said...

The hummingbird is so pretty. I have never saw 1 before.

Prunella Pepperpot said...

Oh Eileen your catures of the little humming bird is gorgeous, so delicate. I wish we had them in our garden in the UK.
The butterflies have such lovely markings and colouring.
Have a brilliant weekend filled with wonderful critters!

NatureFootstep said...

lovely psot Eileen. I really enjoy both hummers and swallowtails. :)
Thanks for hosting.

Jo said...

Hi Eileen, I always love your clear butterfly images. And the hummingbird photo is so beautiful as well. Thanks for hosting this meme. Have a great weekend. Jo

Helma said...

Good morning Eileen.
Beautiful butterflies you show in your post. These are butterflies that I can meet only in a tropical butterfly garden. The hummingbird is truly amazing. I hope once a hummingbird in real life to see.
Have a very nice weekend.
Greetings, Helma

Christine said...

What gorgeous shots, Eileen! I love them all! It's always special to see the hummingbirds enjoy the nectar.
Stunning close ups of the butterflies too!
Thanks for hosting & have a lovely weekend.

Liplatus said...

Lovely little hummingbird.
Here is not the picture of butterflies.
Great pictures!
Happy weekend!

Stone Cottage Adventures said...

What beautiful photos! Don't you love hummingbirds?! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

Seraphinas Phantasie said...

Hi Eileen,
your photos of the hummingbird are gorgeous ! So cute to see this special bird closer. The butterflies are beautiful too.
Best regards, Synnöve

Breathtaking said...

Hello Eileen!:) Gorgeous pictures of the hummers, and a beautiful capture of the one on perched on the branch, and also lovely Swallowtail butterfly images. Have a great weekend!:)

✿ chica said...

Maravilhosas flores e borboleta! Um lindo dia! beijos, chica

Tom said...

Trumpet vines flowers make wonderful feeding stations.

Gayle - venturesinphotos said...

Two tiny wonders. Happy Day.

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Belas fotografias e aproveito para desejar um bom fim de semana.
Andarilhar

Marit Sønstebø said...

Hello,

Beautiful hummingbirds and butterflies!
The Swallowtail is so pretty, and I hope one day they will visit me too :)

Happy Weekend!

Sandi said...

FANTASTIC shots! They move so fast.

Home Meadows said...

Pretty shots. Love the first one especially with the hummingbird in motion. Happy Saturday; have a great day. Heather

Lynne said...

Eileen . . .
Your Hummingbird/trumpet vine photos are wonderful . . .
I liked the "bound and determined" inside I go into the flower . . .
Perfect . . .
Loved the Swallowtail also . . .

Hawkeye BrownDog said...

Hi Y'all

Love butterflies

Y'all come on by
Hawk aka BrownDog

Denise inVA said...

Great photos of all the critters Eileen. I especially enjoyed the hummingbird photos. Happy weekend:)

Phil Slade said...

Those trumpet vines are rather large so it's slihjy;y amusing hearing that the hummers can disappear into the flowers. Lovely swallowtails Eileen.

Do have a brill weekend, and thanks for allowing me to join in today.

Linda Gross said...

Nice pictures of the hummers and butterflies.

baili said...

no words to praise just amazing dear never saw these lovely bell like flowers and butterfly is so gorgeous ,thank you for sharing the joy and beauty of life

Karen S. said...

Good morning Eileen, just a quick posting before off to work. Your critters are taking the backseat today with such beautiful flower and nature shots! Wow, eye popping beauty! Enjoy your day.

Sandra said...

your hummers are so precious, great shots of them to. i have never seen one except in videos and photos...

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

Your wonderful hummers really inspire me to plant several flowering shrubs before they start coming here in September. I tried feeders and they never attracted them.Just met a neighbor who does attract them all winter only with a selection of flowers.

Janneke said...

I almost can't find words for this beauty. That hummingbird......just love it and such exotic wonderful butterflies.......

Linda W. said...

Great shots of the hummers! They are so difficult to photograph.

Nick Va said...

Great shots, Eileen! We don;t ahve hummingbirds in Australia, so it's always nice to see them virtually here...
Thanks for hosting.

TexWisGirl said...

so beautiful. they make me smile. :)

The Yum List said...

What great captures you have today! Butterflies and hummingbirds... not easy to get in still pic, but yours are gorgeous.

Al said...

Beautiful shots. I absolutely love the first one with the hummingbird!

Gail said...

Absolutely beautiful captures.

Bob Bushell said...

Those butterflies are fantastic Eileen, and the flowers, beautiful.

carol l mckenna said...

Beautiful macro shots of nature's gems ~ always a delight here with your lovely photography ~ thanks!


Wishing you a Happy Weekend ^_^

Noushka said...

Oh WOW!
Those humming birds are fantastic!
I'll have to come and visit you...!!
And those butterflies are just magnificent, the Tiger Swallowtail male especially since we don't get them in this colour here.
Great post Eileen!
Warm hugs and keep well :)

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Absolutely WONDERful Eileen!!!

photodoug said...

Eileen, great captures - Hummingbird and Tiger Swallowtail. Thanks for sharing.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Hi Eileen! It's good to be able to sit and catch up on your blog. What great photos of the hummingbirds! They along with the butterflies I think, show the best of summer, because this heat is truly the worst of it! And by the way Grand-doggie Nibbles is really a cutie!!

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

I love your hummers! No critters for me today. I'm still playing catch-up for our trip, plus the kids are on their way to celebrate my daughter's 37th!!!

(ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

Anni said...

Once again, fabulous hummer images!!

Thank you kindly for sharing this with us birders at I'd Rather B Birdin'....it's always appreciated,

Judy Biggerstaff said...

Beautiful hummer and butterfly pics. I'm wanting to plant trumpet vines for the hummers. What is the plant the swallowtails are on? I'm seeing more butterflies around my yard now but need to plant more butterfly and hummer friendly ones.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

You really need to have a lot of patience to photograph hummers AND butterflies! Wonderful photos my friend. I need to get outside and walk around the flowers in search of butterflies! Enjoy your weekend! Hugs!

RedPat said...

No critters from me this week - hope to be back next week. Love your hummer pics, Eileen!

Mildred said...

I love your photos today. Amazing that you captured these quick little hummers! Have a great Sat. evening, Eileen.

Ana Freire said...

Beautiful images, Eileen! And butterflies and hummingbirds... are not very easy to catch in an image so well!!!!
Very well done, Eileen!
I'm going on vacation, by these days, but in September, I'll be back posting, and visiting the blogs!
All the best!
See you soon, Eileen!
Ana

Linda said...

How gorgeous, Eileen! Thank you for the beauty and smiles your provide!

A Quiet Corner said...

I love the Hummingbird shots THE BEST!...:)JP

amo sin blogg said...

Wonderful flowers and birds.
It`s amazing to look at.

I wish you nice weekend.

Martin Kloess said...

Absolutely amazing images. Thank you for sharing this.

Michelle said...

These are just gorgeous. LOVE that first photo!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

So neat, Eileen. I see those trumpet vines in D.C. and Ashburn, but I've yet to see a hummingbird visit one.
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Linda said...

Such pretty shots! I haven't attracted many hummingbirds this year.

Wandering Wren said...

I love your hummingbird photos - it amazing to see them captured so well in motion and also hidden deep inside the plant,
Have a lovely week
Wren x

Uppal said...

Butterflies are just gorgeous. Participating after some gap as I could not click appropriate pictures.

Sikora Modraszka said...

Wspaniałe fotosy Eileen.Pozdrawiam.

Ela said...

Wow !! Fantastic photos !!!!!
Happy Sunday !

manali - himachal pradesh said...

Amazing photos specially capturing small bird, looks like humming bird.

Missy George said...

Fantastic shots of the Hummers and Butterflies..two things that allude me...Nice catch..Hope you are staying cool..Enjoy your upcoming week..

Lowcarb team member said...

Fantastic photo's Eileen, each and every one of them.

Those trumpet vines flowers do seem to make great feeding places.
Beautiful markings on the butterflies.

I hope you've been enjoying your weekend, all good wishes for the up-coming new week too. I can't believe it's mid-August.

All the best Jan

Happyone said...

Great capture of the humming bird in flight!!!

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Eileen; How FANTASTIC your photographs of hummingbird and Tiger Swallowtail with flowers♫♫♫ Not having seen even a glance, Hummingbird is my dream bird to see p:-) Finally, starting to visiting friends(♡^.^♡)

Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

Bev said...

Great photos... I LOVE the hummingbirds... I can never get pictures like that of them though:)

Forest Dream Weaver said...

I love to see the humming birds....beautiful first shot!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Eileen those hummer pictures are simply amazing!!

Small City Scenes said...

Fun with Hummers. I enjoy them too.
MB

Barb said...

Wonderful Hummer photos! I'm never quick enough.

Phil Slade said...

Hi Eileen. It's taken me a long time to reach the bottom of your 78 comments. Enjoy the rest of your week.