Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Emerging Orange

Female Orange-Tip Butterfly


This was a fortunate find which I stumbled upon on my walk yesterday.
This female from its actions must have only emerged from the chrysalis a short time before I observed it. 
Each time it was disturbed by a fly or bee it would only fly a short distance and settle again to dry out its wings. 









22 comments:

  1. Lovely photos, I bet you are a happy chap now the Butterflies are back..
    Amanda xx

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  2. Wonderful find Roy and super photos, I love that hint of pale yellow on the hindwing :-)

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    1. Thanks David. The yellow will disappear when it drys out properly.

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  3. Really great!
    You can already shoot the first orange tips.
    They are also really beautiful photos1

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  4. Lovely photos of the orange tip - that is a great sighting. I've hardly seen any butterflies at all this year and hope to see my first orange tip soon.

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    1. Thanks Wendy, I hope this is a good sign as I didn't see many Orange Tip last year.

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  5. Exquisite butterfly. Is there a common butterfly?

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  6. Brilliant images,this one is very early.
    John.

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    1. Thanks John. Yes I was surprised, but with the stormy weather we are now having I think she will be lucky to survive.

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  7. je hebt er al prachtige foto,s van genomen het is heerlijk dat die tijd er weer aankomt.

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  8. Lovely shots Roy.
    I still haven't seen any butterflies yet this year.

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    1. Thanks Keith. Its not great weather yet unfortunately.

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  9. I hope that this is the first of many butterfly posts you put up this year!

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  10. Hey Roy... Butterflies already!! Love the photos, you always have such wonderful shots of
    the butterflies of which I'm looking forward to seeing.

    Grace

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  11. Wow - wonderful photos! Not so easy to spot the females, much less get the opportunity to take photos. Lucky you! :-)

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    1. Thanks Mandy, it was bit early and I fear for the first few as the weather has not been conducive to butterfly health just now.

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