Monday, 16 June 2014

Speckled Wood and Flowers

The Speckled Wood (Pararge aegeria)
I took these images of the Speckled Wood butterfly in woodland on a morning after rain storms overnight.
There were sun rays coming through the trees and the butterflies were pitching on bramble leaves. There was considerable activity as at least ten of the species were flying around at that location.


Later on during the walk I took some images of these delightful little Bird's-foot Trefoil (Lotus corniculatis) growing in an open meadow. They vary in colour through the stages of growth from red to orange to yellow.













12 comments:

  1. Stunning photos Roy, I think the Speckled Wood has done realy well this year and they do like Bramble... Saw my first Red Admiral at the park this week..
    Amanda xx

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    1. Thanks Amanda, they where all over the woodland that day and I have seen plenty since.

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  2. hi Roy beautiful shots of the butterfly. I have just to see one this year!

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  3. Hey Roy.... "Nice" love those butterfly shots and the Bird's-Foot Trefoil colors are gorgeous!! We have the same,but they stay yellow !!

    Grace

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  4. Stunning photos, Roy!
    You must have magic in your camera.
    Splendid details.
    Great work, Roy.
    Ana

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  5. I'm on the road again, so I got behind on you work. Love the bugs!

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  6. Beautiful gift copies of the colorful Meadow.
    Nice interspersed with flowers.

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