Saturday, November 17, 2007

Nature call


"Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul." ~John Muir

Beautiful weekend to you all!

"Strange animal facts" #14
The original name for the butterfly was flutterby!

17 comments:

Frank said...

and sometimes you just want to walk through a puddle...

Me said...

That looks like a Bittern. Nice catch. I have never gotten so close to one. And what a great composition with the flower floating nearby. Is that a hibiscus bloom? How very cool.
Thanks,
Wayne

Isadora said...

How absolutely true! Beautiful and unique shot if you look at it in detail.

oldmanlincoln said...

Very nice photograph. The flower also looks familiar. Hibiscus blossom???

Fort Lauderdale Daily Photo said...

Wonderful catch. I love allthe twigs and leaf stems in the water, as well as the one bright one. Of course, having the bird pose just so was genius. My bird models never cooperate like that!

Wendy said...

Flutterby makes so much more sense than butterfly. Wonder how the F and B got turned aroud? Butterfly sounds more like a stick of margarine with wings.

Nice photo of the a bird that appears to be leading mother natures orchestra, with his beak.

Kate said...

The floating flower gives a dash of colour to the photo...nice!

Jilly said...

What a lovely photo - bird and puddle and fallen flower. Flutterby? love it. Makes sense too. What have butterflies got to do with butter?

Sonia said...

Nice shot!
Beautiful weekend to you as well!

Felicia said...

Great natural colors...isn't nature amazing?! Hope you have a great weekend too!

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Nikon said...

Very nice shot - the color from the flower is great.
Flutterby does make more sense, :)

Nathalie said...

Flutterby becoming butterfly ? Who was dislexic and changed the syllables around? Fun!

Love yesterday's patchwork, and the humour of the previous post: "do not feed dogs to the alligators" !!!

Gwen said...

Nice image of a bittern, they are difficult to photograph, I also have a photograph of one of these birds, but a smaller version (are there different types of bitterns that look like this one?).

John M said...

"The original name for the butterfly was flutterby!"

NO, IT WASN'T!

http://www.insects.org/ced4/etymology.html


I enjoy your pictures immensely, but it does bug me (no pun intended) that you frequently post "Strange Animal Facts" that are complete fiction.

Ulysse said...

wonderful picture !

JAM said...

Flutterby is actually a more appropriate name, we should have kept with that name.