Friday, 23 August 2013

Return of the Lady

The first and only Painted Lady butterfly I have seen this year. 
I found this one along an open woodland track. Amongst Peacock and Large White butterflies it was moving from thistle head to thistle head and at one stage landed on a small tree stump. Its not quite a perfect specimen having a small nip on the edge of its wing, but still quite colourful.









20 comments:

  1. still very beautiful Roy; lovely photo moments from you

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  2. Gorgeous shots Roy, I love 'em all :-) I've seen a couple of Painted Ladies this year but none have been very cooperative when it came to having their pictures taken.

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  3. Hier krijg je toch nooit genoeg van Roy dit is gewoon prachtig.

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  4. Lovely photos - it may have that corner missing from its wing but it's still beautiful. I've been watching for them in the garden for weeks, but in the end I had to go out into the fields to see them.

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  5. We also have Painted Ladies. They are generally very common, but I haven't see any this year.

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    1. Yes I have seen some of the images from across the pond Steve.
      They look a bit bigger I think.

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  6. Absolutely beautiful. Sorry to say we haven't seen any around this part of Derbyshire so far this year.

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  7. Very nice Roy,
    This Painted Lady have in all positions and even with his lovely close gefotografeert wings. Very nice.

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  8. Nice to see a few of these Ladies back in the UK.

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    1. Yes Frank I never expected to see any of these.

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  9. Hey Roy... I can see some slight differences in your Painted Lady, and the American Lady , would be had to tell!!
    I really like the third one on the tree stump ..that is a cool shot!!
    Great shot's all !
    Grace

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  10. Look at those beautiful colours, and in particular the contrast between the butterfly and the tree stump. Incredible colours of nature.

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