Friday, 13 September 2013

Small Tortoiseshell

I am encouraged by the numbers of Small Tortoiseshell butterfly that I have observed this year. Although they got off to a slow start, the numbers seen in their second flight time have increased and hopefully this bodes well for next year.










I promise not to bore you anymore, this will be the last butterfly post of the year.
Well maybe a Red Admiral, if I ever get to see any.{:))



30 comments:

  1. Never bored by butterflies, Roy! Make no rash promises.

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    1. Thanks Alison, yes I know, big mistake.{:(

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  2. Cracking set of images Roy, definitely not boring! Yes, it was good to see them about in good numbers this year. Thankfully, from what I've seen, I think most species have had a good year? In particular the Chalkhill Blue has done really well, with vast numbers at most sites in this area!
    Good luck with the Red Admiral, I'm looking forward to seeing the images!!...[;o)

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    1. Thanks Trevor. Yes I think its been pretty good considering.
      Just need a few Red Admirals though and we are running out of time.

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  3. You take as many photos of Butterflies as you want as they are all so good.... they will not be round for long.

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  4. You could never bore me with your photos Roy, keep them coming. I always find them amazing and especially loved the first with that beautiful blue sky in the background. They truly are gorgeous butterflies.

    Thank you for stopping by and starting our day's journey with a chuckle. Both Gregg and I are now enlightened about SPAM now that you have explained it to us ;)

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  5. Heerlijk nu nog zo,n prachtige vlinderlog Roy dit is nog heerlijk genieten van de mooie herfstdagen.

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    1. Ja Nic, veel om naar uit te kijken naar ik hoop.

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  6. Super collection of images Roy, there have certainly been lots of Small Tortoiseshells around during the second half of the summer. However I've only managed to see at the most half a dozen Red Admirals this year which is very worrying :-(

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    1. Thanks David, yes I have not known it as bad for them as this year so far.

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  7. HI Roy Am never bored with your photos,please do't stop, I love them.

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  8. A very pretty little butterfly! I love the angle you got on some of the shots....with the sky in the background. You are obviously a lot more flexible than I am and got down for those :-) I'm usually shooting downward. You never bore us with your butterflies....keep them coming as long as they are flying!

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    1. Thanks Mary, yes you need to get down low some times it makes for an interesting shot.

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  9. Lovely photos Roy. It's been a good year for butterflies I think.

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    1. Thanks D.
      Yes it has eventually after an indifferent start.

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  10. Nice to see so many of these beauties.

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  11. Hey Roy... I never get bored, tease you maybe about how you find so many, but not bored!! : )
    This is yet another set of very nice photo's of this beauty!!

    I have not seen a Red Admiral either this year! : (
    I have still more butterflies to post, I did some today, so I hope people aren't getting tired of them!!
    Grace

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  12. It certainly is a gorgeous and very colorful butterfly!
    You got the best of it with all these lovely pictures!
    Congrats, enjoy your WE, Roy!

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  13. nice pics Roy. I was only thinking the other day that there seemed to be more Small Tortoiseshells about!

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    1. Thanks Pete, yes there was a lot of concern after last year, but they have returned pretty well now.

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  14. Beautiful series of Small Tortoiseshell Roy.
    Also with us he was happy in large numbers.
    Beautiful plates have made.

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  15. Lovely captures. They certainly had a good year, I am still seeing them:-)

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