Nature in the Spotlight
Nature in the Spotlight!
Nature is in the spotlight! Lights, camera, action! With beauty all around, pull up a chair and enjoy the show as nature takes center stage!
It's amazing how nature puts on a show that is ever fascinating ~ a hot shot with spots and dots! I'm sure this is nature's way of camouflaging, but we tip our hat to Mother Nature, as she does a fantastic job of entertaining us ~ so enjoy the show, as we put Nature in the Spotlight!
This is a common checkered skipper ~ a pyrgus communis ~ I just call it pretty!
All pictures by Bev Lemley ~ all rights reserved
Nature's Beauty... - ...spots and dots!
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Nature in the Spotlight!
Whoa ~ What eyes!
A polyphemus moth (Antheraea polyphemus), a member of the Saturniidae family in the Lepidoptera order
I would be so honored if you would sign the guestbook ~ thank you!
Plenty of spots to show off!
This is an American Lady Butterfly, a bit different than an American Painted Lady butterfly. The difference is the large eye at the bottom. Scientific name is the Vanessa Virginiensis, in the nymphalidae family.
According to a study, the spots on butterfly wings scare off predators because the spots are so conspicuous instead of the popular theory they resemble eyes of their predators.
Check out the study!
Eye see you!
This spot's taken!
Ahh, we can share!
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, scientific name Papilio glaucas
Visit Island Creek Elementary School for some terrific information on butterfiles and more ~ thumbs up for the students and their teachers for the hard work put into their great reference guide!
Scales make the pretty colors ~ - Looks great in the spotlight!
Dots and Dashes ~ SOS!
This is a hoverfly, also known as a member of the family Syrphidae.
eeeEEKK! - Ah, this is just one of my garden friends...
...don't you think he's lovely?! This is a writing spider, or also known as Argiope aurantia.
Visit Curbstone Valley Farm for some more info on this cute guy!
Even the trees have spots!
A white-throated sparrow, enjoying a little backyard treat.
Visit The Cornell Lab of Orinthology for more great info!
Okay, Fella! You don't really have spots! - ...but you can be in the spotlight!
Would you like to create a movie?
If you would like to create a movie from pictures like I have, even uploading them to YouTube, please visit my lens on how to make a movie in Picasa.
Visit How To Create a Movie in Picasa
Have you seen spots today?
Have you spotted any of nature's spots today?
© 2012 Beverly Lemley