Tuesday, 11 August 2015

A Splash of Colour

The Small Tortoiseshell Butterfly (Aglais urticae)





The Peacock Butterfly (Inachis io)






26 comments:

  1. A super set of images Roy, a feast for the eyes...[;o)

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  2. Two beautifully marked butterflies well photographed.

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  3. So aptly titled! Beautiful butterflies and delightful layouts for our viewing pleasure!

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  4. Peacocks not having a great summer here. Their colour is rather missed on the buddleias

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  5. Lovely splash of colour Roy. Don't get as many here these days. I think mainly caused by our nature vandalising cricket club. There used to be a large area of nettles at one end of their field but the past two years that has been cut down so one large breeding area has been lost.

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    1. Thanks John, thats typical that another place has been destroyed.

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  6. Piękne zdjęcia motyli. Mi w tym roku uciekają motyle z kadru :).

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  7. That first photo of the tortoiseshell is lovely. I never realised that they have those blue spots on the edges of their wings.

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    1. Thanks D. They show up well if the butterfly is fairly new and not washed out from too much sun and etc.

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  8. Hey Roy... Nice set's of the two, but I really like the first one and especially like the last shot.

    Wonderful as usual ;}

    GraCE

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  9. Lovely photos, they're such beautiful butterflies!

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  10. Lovely and colourful photo's Roy.

    Regards,
    Marianne

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  11. Wonderful images of the Small Tortoiseshell and the Peacock. I think both their numbers are down this year especially the Peacock. Our summer has been cooler than average which is strange when you hear that other European countries, Germany being one of them, had the hottest, record breaking temperatures. What happen to our summer this year? We were close on one occasion putting the heating on, cuddled a hot water bottle instead :-\

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    1. Thanks Lyn. Both species have done OK in the area where I am. Also I think you have had more rain down there than we have this year, but there have been the odd cold day especially towards the evening.

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  12. Lovely set of photos...the colours are wonderful and I like the collage effects.

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