Echinacea Photos forum: Butterflies

 
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ImageSnapshot
Jun 12, 2015 11:50 PM CST
Name: Bob
Kansas...The Land of Ahhhhhs
I'm retired Fishing is my job.
I had some butterflies visiting my plants today. The top two pictures are Orange Passion and the next one is Hot Summer while the last one is Bravado.
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There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore looking like an idiot.

Steven Wright
[Last edited Jun 12, 2015 11:59 PM CST]
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LorettaNJ
Jun 13, 2015 5:15 PM CST
Wow! These shots are beautiful, especially the first one!
Imagekqcrna
Jun 13, 2015 5:22 PM CST
Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh
Beautiful! Even matching colors!

Karen
ImageSnapshot
Jun 13, 2015 5:25 PM CST
Name: Bob
Kansas...The Land of Ahhhhhs
I'm retired Fishing is my job.
LorettaNJ wrote:Wow! These shots are beautiful, especially the first one!

Thanks! I was a mere 4 inches from the butterfly. It may not have felt threatened.
BTW welcome to the forum.
There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore looking like an idiot.

Steven Wright
ImageSnapshot
Jun 13, 2015 5:27 PM CST
Name: Bob
Kansas...The Land of Ahhhhhs
I'm retired Fishing is my job.
kqcrna wrote:Beautiful! Even matching colors!

Karen


I planned it that way. Rolling on the floor laughing
There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore looking like an idiot.

Steven Wright
ImageNJBob
Jun 13, 2015 7:04 PM CST
Name: Bob
Vernon N.J.
Very nice pictures Bob.
Loretta good to see you here.
LorettaNJ
Jun 15, 2015 8:15 AM CST
Thanks. I've been lurking. It's an interesting theme. At least to a plant nerd like me.
I'm trying a few new ones. I've had mostly bad luck in the past trying to overwinter the new varieties.
Snapshot, should I ask what you used to get so close?
ImageSnapshot
Jun 15, 2015 12:38 PM CST
Name: Bob
Kansas...The Land of Ahhhhhs
I'm retired Fishing is my job.
LorettaNJ wrote:Thanks. I've been lurking. It's an interesting theme. At least to a plant nerd like me.
I'm trying a few new ones. I've had mostly bad luck in the past trying to overwinter the new varieties.
Snapshot, should I ask what you used to get so close?


I use a Olympus E620 dslr with a macro lens. The butterflies didn't see me as a threat so I was able to get within about 4 inches on the top two. I was not as close on the others.
There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore looking like an idiot.

Steven Wright
[Last edited Jun 15, 2015 12:40 PM CST]
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LorettaNJ
Jun 15, 2015 1:35 PM CST
Thank you for that info. My camera won't focus that closely with my current lens. You make me want to go out and buy a new one.
ImageSnapshot
Jun 15, 2015 4:56 PM CST
Name: Bob
Kansas...The Land of Ahhhhhs
I'm retired Fishing is my job.
LorettaNJ wrote:Thank you for that info. My camera won't focus that closely with my current lens. You make me want to go out and buy a new one.

I don't know what your budget is but there are many good cameras for not a lot of money available. Are you a eBay shopper? I've seen some great deals on cameras there. If you are not locked into a system already and aren't averse to Olympus then you can save a lot and have enough left over for a macro lens. My camera is not made anymore but it can still be found on eBay now for less than $250.00 with 2 lenses and the macro lens for about $150. Otoh there are older models such as the E500 for a lot less and that lens fits it too. Just depends on what you want and can afford. I hope that this helps. Good luck.
There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore looking like an idiot.

Steven Wright
SummerPerson
Jun 15, 2015 9:04 PM CST
Name: Vicki
Missouri Zone 5b
Hi, Loretta. What state do you live in?

Some of the coneflower hybrids haven't done the best job of overwintering in this area.


Kansas Bob, your pictures are really good. I like the second one the best. The markings on that butterfly are exquisite. I haven't seen an Orange Passion, but at least on my computer screen, yours in the two pictures don't look real orange. The Hot Summer looks orange with some red in it.
ImageSnapshot
Jun 15, 2015 10:02 PM CST
Name: Bob
Kansas...The Land of Ahhhhhs
I'm retired Fishing is my job.
SummerPerson wrote:Hi, Loretta. What state do you live in?

Some of the coneflower hybrids haven't done the best job of overwintering in this area.


Kansas Bob, your pictures are really good. I like the second one the best. The markings on that butterfly are exquisite. I haven't seen an Orange Passion, but at least on my computer screen, yours in the two pictures don't look real orange. The Hot Summer looks orange with some red in it.


Vicki, Orange Passion was bought 3 years ago from Amazon, Hirt's Garden to be specific and I am very happy with it. I don't think that I have ever seen it anywhere else since then. Hot Summer starts with yellow orange petals which turn completely orange on my plant. The yellow is at the cone and changes to orange. It's a tall plant over 3',about like Hot Papaya in shape and size. It is now going on 3 years old and blooming beautifully. Orange Passion is not as tall but it too has many blooms. BTW thanks for the compliment on the pictures. I am happy to share with everyone.
There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore looking like an idiot.

Steven Wright
SummerPerson
Jun 15, 2015 11:19 PM CST
Name: Vicki
Missouri Zone 5b
Kansas Bob, since your Orange Passion coneflower has been around for three years, it's definitely a keeper for your area.
ImageSnapshot
Jun 15, 2015 11:37 PM CST
Name: Bob
Kansas...The Land of Ahhhhhs
I'm retired Fishing is my job.
SummerPerson wrote:Kansas Bob, since your Orange Passion coneflower has been around for three years, it's definitely a keeper for your area.


Yes, it has done well. The color is a rather pastel orange and not overly rich as you can see in the photos but it's a keeper. What more could I ask for? I got my money's worth out of it and I'm quite satisfied. Any plant that lasts more than one year is a keeper imo. Hilarious!
There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore looking like an idiot.

Steven Wright
LorettaNJ
Jun 17, 2015 8:00 PM CST
SummerPerson wrote:Hi, Loretta. What state do you live in?

Some of the coneflower hybrids haven't done the best job of overwintering in this area.


I'm in New Jersey.

SummerPerson
Jun 17, 2015 9:11 PM CST
Name: Vicki
Missouri Zone 5b
LorettaNJ wrote:

I'm in New Jersey.



That explains why you have NJ after your name. You live in the same state as NJ Bob and get to experience that dumping of snowfall that your area seems to get.
LorettaNJ
Jun 18, 2015 7:40 PM CST
SummerPerson wrote:

That explains why you have NJ after your name. You live in the same state as NJ Bob and get to experience that dumping of snowfall that your area seems to get.

Yes it does! I don't think I'm far from Bob but he is upcounty. We did get a lot of snow the last two years but that doesn't seem to affect the coneflowers at all.

ImageNJBob
Jul 3, 2015 7:45 PM CST
Name: Bob
Vernon N.J.
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For once I was able to get some pictures without chasing them away.
LorettaNJ
Jul 3, 2015 8:08 PM CST
Beautiful shot!
Imageconeflower620
Jul 3, 2015 8:35 PM CST
Name: Lee
Madison, WI
Great shot! Thats one busy plant. Which plant is it btw?

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