Friday, 21 August 2015

Blue on Pink


Around a small pond (See below) in a field, I found several Common Blue butterflies pitching on Willowherb. Not listed as one of its main foodplants, but the butterflies appeared to be feeding well.

Common Blues live in small discreet colonies and where this pond was located in the corner of a field was an ideal spot.












This small stagnant pond below doesn't really look much, but it is surprising the insect life it produced in a short period of observation.




28 comments:

  1. Good to see that the Common Blues are still about in your part of the country Roy, and well done getting these pics. Water is so important for wildlife isn't it.

    Hope you are well :-)

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    1. Thanks David.
      Yes well, but could do with some better weather as its rain on and off most days now, at least plenty of water though.{:))

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  2. They like the thistles round here, some of which are still in flower

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    1. Yes we have a lot of thistles in flower still Simon.

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  3. O wat mooi om de vlinders nog zo te zien genieten van de nectars.

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    1. Het is een goede tijd van het jaar Bas.

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  4. Fantastic images of a glorious late summer day! The blues on pink are quite striking.

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  5. All beautiful shots Roy. Have a great weekend.

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  6. Beautiful photos , so nice to see the Blue Butterflies. You look to be having better weather than us up North..
    Amanda xx

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    1. Thanks Amanda, it has its moments, but quite unsettled some days now.

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  7. Really love the colour contrast, composition and sharpness in the first photo.

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    1. Thanks John. Used a Sony A7 and EF-24/240 mm lens.

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  8. Hey Roy... That pink plant looks like what we have here called Purple Loosestrife which grows in wet land area's too!

    Very nice shots of the Blue on the pink blooms. Still jealous of those blue butterflies you see! :}

    Grace

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    1. Thanks GG, yes they are similar plants.

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  9. Lovely to see the Common Blue like this and aren't the underwing patterns fabulous?

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    1. Thanks Suzie, yes lovely patterns.

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  10. Those beautiful blue butterflies you have! We just don't see blue ones much.

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    1. Thanks FG. Their numbers have improved a little this year.

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  11. Rose et bleu, c'est superbe. J'adore.
    Bravo

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  12. Very nice! I also love a lot of blue butterflies and lets you see here a fantastic series.

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  13. Absolutely gorgeous!...
    Great shots!... Amazing colors and contrasts...

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