Butterfly Magnet - Buddleja Beauty by BlueMoonRose

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527 views, 4 favourites, 8 May 2013
Featured in THE WORLD AS WE SEE IT OR AS WE MISSED IT! on 4 May 2013 and in EVERYDAY WOMEN on 8 May 2013
A macro shot of a blossom from our neighbour’s beautiful deep purple buddleja bush overhanging our garden wall. The buddleja is often known as the butterfly plant or butterfly bush, because it is so attractive to butterflies, though bees and moths visit it in significant numbers too! Location: North-East of England

My life is divided between teaching Music and Photography. The instruments I play are organ, piano, clarinet and saxophone. I taught German and Spanish before my retirement, but since I got my digital camera no longer have time for them!

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  • virginian
    virginianover 3 years ago

    Very nice close-up of this beauty. Love the deep color.

  • Thank you, Judy.

    – BlueMoonRose

  • cherylc1
    cherylc1over 3 years ago


  • Thank you, Cheryl.

    – BlueMoonRose

  • Pamela Phelps
    Pamela Phelpsover 3 years ago

    Gorgeous flower, I can see why the butterflies love it!

  • Thank you, Pamela.

    – BlueMoonRose

  • Ana Belaj
    Ana Belajover 3 years ago

    Fantastic capture,unique flower,anna

  • Thank you, Anna.

    – BlueMoonRose

  • Brenda Burnett
    Brenda Burnettover 3 years ago

    What a beautiful shot. The color is so magnificent and the detail you captured is gorgeous.

  • Thank you, Brenda.

    – BlueMoonRose

  • Rusty Katchmer
    Rusty Katchmerover 3 years ago

    Gorgeous! I can see why it’s so popular with butterflies :-)

  • Thank you, Rusty.

    – BlueMoonRose

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 3 years ago

  • Thank you, Ray.

    – BlueMoonRose

  • Ralph de Zilva
    Ralph de Zilvaover 2 years ago

    Excellent macro Kathryn, I’ve never seen this flower before.

  • Thank you, Ralph. They are very large shrubs, so not many people have gardens big enough to let them grow to their full size. Fortunately our neighbour has one and the funny thing is that the blossoms that overlook the dividing wall between our gardens and face north are better than the ones on his side of the fence, which face south!

    – BlueMoonRose

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppabout 2 years ago

    Nice capture

  • Thank you, Larry.

    – BlueMoonRose

  • CanyonWind
    CanyonWindover 1 year ago

  • Many, many thanks for featuring my picture, Pop’s. It is greatly appreciated!

    – BlueMoonRose

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