A Queen (?) butterfly with frayed wings but still beautiful, found at Homosassa Butterfly, in Homosassa, Florida. The flowers are Pentas, also known as Star Cluster or Egyptian Star Cluster.

Canon EOS Rebel XSi/450D


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Having lived most of my life in the northeast U.S., I am enjoying retired life in sunny Florida. I enjoy photographing many different kinds of things, but especially flowers and animals, including the beautiful birds found here in Florida. I am currently using a Canon EOS Rebel XSi/450D camera, a Canon 55-250 mm telescopic zoom lens, and a Sony P10 Cyber-shot digital camera. My newest acquisition is a Canon PowerShot SX260 HS, a point and shoot which I will be carrying in my purse.

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  • lorilee
    lorileeover 3 years ago

    Still beautiful . . . he’s seen better days!!

  • Thanks so much Lori.

    – AuntDot

  • Lyndy
    Lyndyover 3 years ago

    Superb, a delight to see L:))))XXXX

  • Thanks very much, Lyndy!

    – AuntDot

  • Bootiewootsy
    Bootiewootsyover 3 years ago

    Gorgeous, Dot

  • Thanks so very much, Carol.

    – AuntDot

  • Linda  Makiej Photography
    Linda Makiej ...over 3 years ago

    just wonderful!! :)

  • Thanks so much, Linda!

    – AuntDot

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELover 3 years ago

    Wonderful capture Dot, they are such beautiful butterflies.

  • Thank you Andrea. I guess this one has been around a while and has taken a beating.

    – AuntDot

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...over 3 years ago

    Gorgeous capture

  • Thank you so very much, Kathy.

    – AuntDot

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    NatureGreeting...over 3 years ago

    BEautiful capture :))xx

  • Many thanks, Carolyn.

    – AuntDot

  • Detlef Becher
    Detlef Becherover 3 years ago

    A bit frayed, but still splendid! Wonderful close-up Dot, I like the little red flowers too!

  • Thank you so much, my friend!

    – AuntDot

  • aussiedi
    aussiediover 3 years ago

    Ye she is a little frayed poor baby.. still its a great capture, well composed and great dof.. Do you know what these flowers are ?


  • Thanks, Di. I don’t know what these flowers are. I usually see Monarchs on milkweed, but this isn’t milkweed. I’m sure the man who ran Homosassa Butterfly said what it was, but I just don’t remember!

    – AuntDot

  • aussiedi
    aussiediover 3 years ago

    I saw these flowers in the butterfly house in the St Louis Zoo, thats why I was curious.


  • I will try to do a google search and update the description if I find out.

    – AuntDot

  • Looks like they are Pentas (pentas lanceolata), a.k.a Star Cluster or Egyptian Star Cluster. What would we do without online search engines? lol

    – AuntDot

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