Butterfly In Flight

Butterfly In Flight

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Quilly is the pseudonym of Charlene L. Amsden, who lives in the Pacific Northwest. When she is not doing book reviews or creating curriculum literature units, she is working on writing the next great American novel. You may visit her writing blog at http://charlene-amsden.com. Quilly is the pseudonym of Charlene L. Amsden, who lives in the Pacific Northwest. When she is not doing book reviews or creating curriculum literature units, she is working on writing the next great American novel. You may visit her writing blog at http://charlene-amsden.com.

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Quilly is the pseudonym of Charlene L. Amsden, who lives in the Pacific Northwest. When she is not doing book reviews or creating curriculum literature units, she is working on writing the next great American novel. You may visit her writing blog at http://charlene-amsden.com.


  • BrigNo Gravatar says:

    I love this one!! What a great photo!

  • QuillyNo Gravatar says:

    Brig — It isn’t perfectly focused, but since it was flying, I am well pleased!

  • The MummaNo Gravatar says:

    Gorgeous! There’s something about the fragility of butterflies that make you appreciate what you’ve got.

  • MelliNo Gravatar says:

    OH WOW! Well… I didn’t catch one in flight! But I dO have a butterfly (or two) for Wednesday also! THAT is very well done Quilly! Were you using rapid fire???

  • AndrewNo Gravatar says:


  • QuillyNo Gravatar says:

    Mumma — this one amazed me, and I was there!

    Melli — no rapid fire. I took three shots as it fluttered about and this one came out well enough that one could tell it is a butterfly. The other two did not.

    Andrew — thank you.

  • Wow… Quilly, what a great shot … I love butterflies and have a butterfly bush in front of my house where I can watch them all day..thanks for sharing …Baba

  • Well done, Quilly. You’re right — it’s very difficult to capture images of these pretty “flying flowers.” Happy Wordless Wednesday.


  • Jules~No Gravatar says:

    Wow Quilly what a treasure photo that you snapped. That is one of those times when God just smiles and says “here love”.

  • JientjeNo Gravatar says:

    Wow Quilly, that is so hard to do, and you did it so well!!!
    That’s gorgeous!

  • MarNo Gravatar says:

    What a perfect shot, Quilly!!!
    happy ww πŸ™‚

  • Perfect shot for WW! My WS too is up hope you can drop by and I am asking for your help…. I was nominated for pinoyworld blog of the week, located at my side bar… Hope you can vote for me… Thanks a lot! Happy WW!

  • IndraniNo Gravatar says:

    Well captured!

  • architectNo Gravatar says:

    nice shot..mine is up!

  • AliceNo Gravatar says:

    Great photo, Quilly. I have always loved butterflies and used to collect anything butterfly. Would have gotten a butterfly tattoo one day but for Divine Intervention, haha.

  • RebaNo Gravatar says:

    I’d like to chase that butterfly, Quilly. Arf!! Happy Woofless Wednesday.

  • QuillyNo Gravatar says:

    Baba — well go out to the bush and start taking pictures! We want to see!

    Bobbie — “flying flowers” — I like that.

    Jules — I like “God smiles”, too!

    Jientje — pure luck — I promise!

    Mar — thank you.

    PLOL — I’ll check it out.

    Indrani — thank you.

    Architect — thank you.

    Alice — butterflies should be free, not drilled into your body.

    Reba — as long as you didn’t catch it!

  • nea zimNo Gravatar says:

    beautiful picture…hard shot to get, I would think.

  • SandyCarlsonNo Gravatar says:

    Stunning, Quilly. What a great shot.

  • LeoraNo Gravatar says:

    Great photo, I love the composition, the way the leaves frame the shot at left and the blurred mountain backdrop.

  • dotNo Gravatar says:

    This must be butterfly day! It’s hard enough to catch one sitting still much less in flight. You did good!

  • Wow! Perfect capture! πŸ™‚

  • MojoNo Gravatar says:

    What an utterly awesome shot! I’m speechless (quite an accomplishment).
    Thanks for stopping by!

  • Judi~gmjNo Gravatar says:

    Wonderful! Great shot.

  • debateurNo Gravatar says:

    I love butterflies. You did such a great job of that picture.

  • CarverNo Gravatar says:

    That’s a wonderful shot of the butterfly.

  • jfargoNo Gravatar says:

    Fantastic picture! Well framed, beautiful, and perfect timing. I wish I had that kind of skill!

  • RandallNo Gravatar says:

    Amazing capture. Not only is the butterfly in flight, but over water. To catch it from above you must have either been standing on a high bank, or have climbed the tree.

  • CarlettaNo Gravatar says:

    Float like a butterfly! I just came from Melli’s and she had butterflies. Butterflies and dragons.
    Nicely framed!

  • QuillyNo Gravatar says:

    Nea — you would have enjoyed the shot of me running up and down the street in butterfly zig-zags trying to capture this photo.

    Sandy — thank you. It was pure luck.

    Leora — so do I, and it was purely accidental!

    Dot — it must be a butterfly day, indded. I have seen several so far — all of them stunning (and in much better focus than mine).

    Mary T — thank you. It was pure luck.

    Mojo — no, no, this isn’t Wordless Wednesday!

    Judi — thank you. It was pure luck.

    Debatuer — — thank you. It was pure luck.

    Carver — thank you. It was pure luck.

    Jeremiah — trust me, skill had nothing to do with it. I was so frustrated with that butterfly by the time I captured this photo, that I think God must have taken pity on me!

    Randall — it isn’t over water, but it is over a ravine. I was on a bridge near our condo complex. I ran up and down it for about 40 minutes trying to photograph that damn ADHD butterfly. It wouldn’t be still for more than a second at a time!

    Carletta — yes, Melli’s butterflies are much more magnificent, but hers sat STILL! I say she cheated!

  • RavenNo Gravatar says:

    Wow! What an awesome shot! I love the context he/she is in too. So small but so magnificent amidst his/her surroundings. Cool photo.

  • LilacspecsNo Gravatar says:

    What a spectacular shot! I love when flying creatures are captured midflight in pictures. Amazing.

  • amberstarNo Gravatar says:

    That is a very wonderful shot of the butterfly in flight. Love it!

  • *) thanks for the kind words!?!?

  • polonaNo Gravatar says:

    wow! the shot may not be technically perfect but the moment is priceless!

  • QuillyNo Gravatar says:

    Raven — thank you. She is pretty small when compared to the tree and the mountain.

    Lilac — thank you. I feel pretty “cool” about this pic.

    Doug — πŸ™‚

    Amber — can you teach me how to leave sweet comments? I’ve not been doing so well lately.

    PLO – It was an observation not an insult. You asked me to push a button and vote. Nowhere did it say what I was voting for, or who your opponents were. For all I know, you could have been asking me to drop a bomb on San Francisco. I declined. It seemed sensible at the time — and given further consideration, still does.

    Polona — that’s what I thought. OC said, “It’s blurry.” I said, “It’s a butterfly in flight and I can tell it’s a butterfly in flight!”

  • CindyNo Gravatar says:

    Nice capture! I can’t see one of that kind without remembering the summer we went out and found over a hundred of the monarch caterpillars, put them in screened pens, fed them and kept them till the butterflies hatched from the cocoons.
    I noticed your Ruby Tuesday entry- that looks like a fun thing to participate in- I’m going to try and remember to do one next week.
    Also, where did you get the comment script thing in your sidebar? I found one somewhere, but I really like yours better.

  • Dr. JohnNo Gravatar says:

    That had to be a hard shot to get. The butterfly is beautiful. It must be a butterfly day.

  • hollydollyNo Gravatar says:

    that’s just AWESOME. nice one quilly.

    oh, and the letter ‘q’ thing was just me being silly. next time i will choose ‘x’. . .

  • MinkydoNo Gravatar says:

    Love it! What a great photo! Thanks for stopping by my blog today.

  • AndrewNo Gravatar says:

    I love what you said on my blog tonight! πŸ™‚
    Yes, it’s been so long and I don’t know why. It’s template is from the same group that my poetry blog’s is from, but it has never had problems.
    (I love Diet Dr. Pepper, too. πŸ™‚

  • PaulineNo Gravatar says:

    Lovely!!! It is the flight after all that makes the journey worthwhile.

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