Thursday, 9 May 2013

Orange Tip Butterfly

My first sightings of the Orange Tip this year and this was about 15 days later than last year. 
That said, I didn't see very many at that time. Following on from that, we had all the rain for the rest of the Summer and I never observed any further of the species. So hopefully having seen quite a few in my first round of sightings this year I think its a sign that they have recovered, hopefully.

Lumix GH3. 100-300mm lens. 300mm. 1/800 at f5.6. ISO200


Lumix GX1. 12-35mm lens. 35mm. 1/500 at f5. ISO200







14 comments:

  1. Simply stunning, these are absolutely superb shots Roy :-)

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  2. Hey Roy....Magnificent shot's ...Love the third large one,with the light shining through the wings!! The colors are so striking!!
    Wonderful that you are seeing some real nice ones already, and hopefully this is going to be a dryer summer for you!!
    Grace

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    1. Thanks GG, yes I hope its going to be better this year than last.

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  3. We had a male stop in the garden for a few moments. It's great to see a few more species on the wing at last.

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    1. Certainly is good to see Frank.
      The male OT likes the mustard flowers and is the only place apart from Cuckoo Flowers that I see them stop.

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  4. Love the third image in particular Roy! I have seen a few about, but as you have said, they were a lot later than normal!
    J
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  5. This one reminds me of a Creamsicle! Do you have those there? They are an orange sherbet Popsicle filled with vanilla ice cream! I can see that you are glad to have the butterflies back. I love your header photo!

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    1. Dont know a Creamsicle Kathie.{:))
      Thanks.

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  6. These are so pretty! I would love to see one sometime. Apparently there is at least one Orange tip in my area, but I have never spotted one. And I don't think the one here in the east is as bright as this or the ones out west.

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    1. I am glad to see them this year Mary, last year they didn't appear.

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