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Seeing a beautiful butterfly gracefully fluttering in a garden is a joyous experience. This page contains butterfly photos.


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64 found this helpful
April 12, 2011

While visiting a butterfly garden last summer with my granddaughter, I stressed the importance of not touching the butterflies. I guess I didn't say anything about giving them a kiss though. I turned around just in time to catch this!


By Kim

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April 15, 20110 found this helpful

So very precious! I simply had to cast my vote for this photo.

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March 22, 201140 found this helpful

I was outside with family and had butterflies flying around us. A butterfly landed right in front of me and I took a picture of it with my camera phone.

By Kevin

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March 25, 20110 found this helpful

The blue butterfly is gorgeous. I managed to photograph some landing on my butterfly bush last year but it wasn't a close up. It's so nice to see them arrive in the garden!

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10 found this helpful
May 10, 2016

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The garden is such a busy place, but often goes unnoticed. Taking a break from planting, I've watched praying mantis, bees, and butterflies land and wander through just doing what they do. You are never alone in a garden.

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This was taken in my garden in Kingston PA.


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May 13, 20161 found this helpful

Poetically put! Must be a beautiful sanctuary!

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orange and brown butterfly

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This little beauty landed on the railing of a walkway in a local forest area. This was taken in the beginning of November in Nebraska. That year it got to 80 something degrees that day. Most of the leaves were already gone from the trees, but this little guy gave us some fall colors.


Broken Wing Butterfly

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This little fellow decided to do his metamorphosis on the handle to my electric fence. I have been watching the cocoon waiting for the butterfly. Unfortunately a big storm blew in the same day he came out of his cocoon. He was blown into the horse water trough.


orange butterfly on purple flowers

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Here is a Fritillary butterfly sitting on picotee sky flowers tree blossoms in our drought tolerant garden. Its lovely silver wing spots on lower side of wing are not visible in this view.


tattered butterfly on butterfly bush

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The wings of this poor fella were so worn and tattered, I wondered how he could fly. He managed quite well, thank you. I shooed him away several times to get him to land with wings staying open for a while. In five seconds he was back each time.

Large Yellow and Black Butterfly

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Taken by the river at Nesika County Park, these butterflies were playing in the grass and trees nearby. These are very common butterflies along the Oregon Coast, as I see them often near blossoms and once even at the beach!


Orange and black butterfly on a tree

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A butterfly befriended my son. I think it would have hung out on him all day, if we'd stayed outside. I was hoping to catch a picture of it with its wings spread open. So I kept trying to get it to move, until I finally captured it with its wings open!


butterfly on lantana flower

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When I go to let the doggies out I bring my camera. I always find something interesting to photograph. I found this wonderful flower bush in the empty lot next to us and so did this butterfly.


butterfly on pink flower

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You know it's summertime in Australia.


Butterfly on zinna.

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This beautiful butterfly landed on my zinnia plant yesterday. And it stayed awhile, while I rushed to get my camera. Then it flew away. I hope it made other people as happy as it made me to see it.


Closeup of a butterfly

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This butterfly landed on one of our outdoor chairs. It was too beautiful not to photograph.


orange butterfly with black spots

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One spring day this year, my son and I walked out in our front yard and took this picture. It was one of the most beautiful natural images that we have seen.

Butterfly on Zinnia

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My zinnias are so beautiful, and they have attracted so many butterflies! The colors of both are so vivid.

Butterfly Sitting on Yellow Sunflower

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My family and I had spent the day fishing at a nearby pond but fish were not biting. So I grabbed my camera to catch the butterflies beginning to swarm. I had to try several times to get just the right shot, but it was worth it!


Gulf Fritillary Butterfly

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Isn't it amazing and wonderful the exhibits we can view in Museums? When our Grandsons come from Ireland to visit we always visit our Museum of Natural History. They love it!


A black butterfly

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One day, this butterfly appeared inside my screened-in porch. I choose to believe it is my dearest friend, passed 4 years ago, returning for a visit. It was our favorite place to sit, sip sweet tea and chat.

Butterfly On Leaf

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This was taken in my sister in law's garden. The butterfly is so gorgeous and I loved that we were able to get such a great closeup of it. This is why we moved to the country, for the beauty that surrounds us every day.


Butterfly on lantana flower.

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Butterfly on lantana flower

Photo of Butterfly Enjoys Sunshine and Wildflowers

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This gorgeous butterfly, captured at two different angles, is enjoying the warm summer day in the sunshine. As it flies about, it stops on each of the wildflowers here in my mother's garden in Graham, KY. This photo was taken in July of 2010.


Butterfly on on Purple Flowers

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I caught a picture of this beautiful butterfly in my garden. She spent the better part of the morning going from bloom to bloom on my butterfly bush. I really feel grateful to have the chance to watch her for so long.


Large Yellow and Black Butterfly on a Flower

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I took a walk with my camera one day and when I got back home this butterfly was flying around and after awhile I finally caught a picture of him.


butterfly on a flower

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This beautiful "tourist" was vacationing in my garden. Enjoying the colors!


Butterfly and Bee working near hedge

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Butterfly and bee busying themselves being nature's little helpers in my hedge.


Butterfly Sanctuary (Hinsdale, MA)

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These photos were taken at a Butterfly sancuary. It was so beautifull! It reminds me of summer, which I am so looking foward to.



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April 12, 20110 found this helpful

My daughter was chasing this pretty little yellow butterfly, and couldn't catch it. The next thing we knew, she was about to cry when she opened her eyes, and there it was! Right on her little nose! She was so excited!

I told her that it must have thought she was a flower with her pretty dress on and big ol' bow in hair! It was remarkable, and completely unforgettable! :)

By Nichole

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November 3, 20100 found this helpful

While visiting the herb farm I ventured off into the butterfly garden. Such beauty! I am as free in the spirit as a butterfly because of Jesus. You can be too!

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September 30, 20100 found this helpful

Busy butterflies visiting my flower garden bringing happiness with them. Their fulfillment from the sweet nectar of the flower, mine from their sweet presence. Aahh, Summertime! What a wonderful season.

By Deborah

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August 31, 20100 found this helpful

One of my cats was trying to catch this beauty in my backyard. The shiny green fly wanted to be seen too.

By Bugluvver

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August 2, 20100 found this helpful

This was a butterfly in my yard.

By charlotte47

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July 1, 20100 found this helpful

Saw this lovely butterfly in the butterfly exhibit at the Chattanooga TN Aquarium and quickly snapped the picture before the butterfly flew away.

By Amanda

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