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:

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

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

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

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

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  5. 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!

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  6. 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.

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  7. The Hummingbirds are beautiful, well captured. :-)

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  8. Lovely littel colibris and impressive butterflies. Happy weekend!

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  9. 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

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  10. What beautiful winged creatures! I love that hummingbird.

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  11. 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.

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

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  13. 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!

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

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  15. 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

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  16. 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

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  17. 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.

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

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

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  20. 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

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  21. 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!:)

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

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  23. Trumpet vines flowers make wonderful feeding stations.

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

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  25. Hello,

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

    Happy Weekend!

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  26. FANTASTIC shots! They move so fast.

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

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  28. 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 . . .

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  29. Hi Y'all

    Love butterflies

    Y'all come on by
    Hawk aka BrownDog

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

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  31. 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.

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  32. Nice pictures of the hummers and butterflies.

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  33. 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

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  34. 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.

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

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  36. 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.

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

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

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

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  40. so beautiful. they make me smile. :)

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

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

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  43. Absolutely beautiful captures.

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

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


    Wishing you a Happy Weekend ^_^

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  46. 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 :)

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

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  48. 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!!

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  49. 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!

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  50. Once again, fabulous hummer images!!

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

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  51. 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.

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  52. 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!

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

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

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  55. 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

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

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

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

    I wish you nice weekend.

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  59. Absolutely amazing images. Thank you for sharing this.

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  60. These are just gorgeous. LOVE that first photo!

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

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  63. 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

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

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  65. Wspaniałe fotosy Eileen.Pozdrawiam.

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  66. Wow !! Fantastic photos !!!!!
    Happy Sunday !

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

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

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  69. 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

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  70. Great capture of the humming bird in flight!!!

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  71. 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*

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

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

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  74. Eileen those hummer pictures are simply amazing!!

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  75. Fun with Hummers. I enjoy them too.
    MB

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  76. Wonderful Hummer photos! I'm never quick enough.

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

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