Friday, 3 October 2014

A Late Speckled

Found basking in the sunlight in broad-leaved woodland, (its natural habitat) this Speckled Wood (Pararge aegeria) is near the end of the flight time for this species. There are still quite a few flying though, a consequence of our continued warm weather.
1/640 at f8.  400mm.  ISO500

14 comments:

  1. Love the beauty of this butterfly against the prickly thorns

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  2. Its been so nice to see so many of these Butterflies throughout the Summer, warm again to day so my Buddleia Tree is still full of feeding Butterflies...
    Amanda xx

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    1. Its been quite a good year for many of the species Amanda, although with some exceptions.

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  3. I'm still seeing plenty, but after tomorrow I think that will be it for all butterflies bar the hardy red admirals

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  4. So, I see you have another butterfly! I like the name of this one! Thank you for your comment on my blog.

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  5. It would blend right in wouldn't it? Beautiful butterfly Roy, a great photo!

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  6. I think I've seen more speckled wood butterflies than any other kind this summer. They were certainly still around last week in my garden but I suspect the colder temperatures and rain will be the end of them now.

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    1. There has been a lot about D, one of the success stories of the butterfly year I think.

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  7. It is truly remarkable that so many butterflies are. In the Netherlands, much vlidners and that in October!

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    1. Its good to see Helma, but won't last I fear.

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