Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Marbled and Meadow Pair

A pair of Marbled White Butterfly mating.
Note the brown markings on the underside wing of the female.




A pair of Meadow Brown Butterfly mating.
Note the two black dots on the underside wing of the male which also has two shaded bands of brown on that wing, as opposed to three shades on the female.





24 comments:

  1. Hi Roy Its' all happening in your neck of the woods!! great to see both species together and wonderful shots they all are.

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  2. dit is geweldig een heel blog vol met tweelingen.

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  3. lovely shots that show the differences between the sexes. The undersides of the marbled whites are so beautiful.

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  4. Have you been peeping again? Cracking set of images Roy...[;o)

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    1. Yes sorry about that Trevor.{:))
      Thanks.

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  5. Playing catchup and looking back at all your wonderful photos.. never fail to make me smile, thank you :o)

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  6. Wouaw !!!!!!! very very beautiful ! Bravo Roy, I love it ! It's a fabulous pictures.

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  7. Enjoyed my nature lesson for the day Roy, I have never really looked at the differences between the male and female butterfly before. Fantastic shots as always. Do you use a tripod to take your shots?

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    1. Thanks Denise. No, I still have a steady hand (just about) {:))
      Most butterflies don't wait around for you to erect a tripod.{:))

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  8. Roy, you are always at the right place and at the right time.
    Beautiful shots over here, by these days, as usual...
    Sorry for my abscence to come here, in the last few days.
    I'm going away for some time, and a number of issues need to be solved, until then.
    I'm counting to return in the begginning of October, and then I'll follow your blog, with due attention.
    All the best.
    Ana

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  9. Gorgeous shots of the butterflies!

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  10. Hey Roy... fantastic shot's being in the right place at the right time !! I suppose they are distracted so it is easier to get the photo's without them fluttering of !!
    The Marbled's look like they are waltzing ; )

    Grace

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    1. Thanks GG, yes I guess you could call it waltzing.{:))

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  11. Tis the season for it, was pleased to get a lovely shot with my phone of a pair of common blues mating

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    1. Yes, there is a lot of it about Simon.{:))

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  12. What a beautiful vlidners Roy. You have mating also get up very nicely.
    The butterflies of the first 3 photos I find beautiful to see. What a beautiful drawing!

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