Saturday, 6 July 2013

Meadow Brown Butterfly


The Meadow Brown was one of the few species that did well last year after the rain soaked Spring and Summer. Its a long grass dweller and there was plenty of that.

I shot these few images last week in an open field.





Check out the female below that appears to be laying some of her eggs. 
It lays on grass or just drops the eggs to the ground.







12 comments:

  1. you sure don't lose out finding butterflies Roy; I guess it is the season. Love your butterfly photographs

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    1. Thanks Carole, there a few about now, but not some that I would expect to see.

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  2. Lovely photos as always Roy. Fascinating to see the egg laying. I too noticed how well they did last year unlike so many other butterflies.

    The Dog Roses on the post below are beautiful too and the Bee Orchid stunning. Summer at last!

    Roy I definitely left a comment on your Marbled White post yesterday around lunchtime in which I also mentioned the posts from the rest of the week. The only thing I can think of is could It have got into Blogger's spam file? I know that happened with a comment I left on someone else's blog once for some unknown reason.

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    1. Thanks Jan.
      I checked the spam section and it wasn't there, but thanks anyway Jan.

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  3. Lovely photos of the Meadow Brown, and fantastic to capture the female laying eggs. That is good news about these butterflies doing well; I've certainly seen many here in the past week.

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  4. Hey Roy.. Another lovely post with your flitting friends for the subject!!
    If the eggs make it it looks like there will be more Meadow Brown's about, great caught on that one!!
    Like the next to last the way it is pitched on the top of Yellow Rattle plant,which I have a field next to me that is full of them, but no butterflies that I have see : )!!
    Grace

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  5. Nice captures Roy, especcialy the female laying eggs. Never seen that in real. Finally the weather is good in Holland and butterflies are flying now. Hope to make some more butterfly pictures now also.

    Keep them comming!

    Marianne

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    1. Thanks Marianne, I will be looking out for those photos.

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  6. Wonderful to see and really sharp photographed.
    My compliments for this wonderful series Roy.

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