Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Tuscan Butterflies

Farfalle della Toscana

On a recent trip to Tuscany I was able to photograph a number of butterflies.
Some I know and have shot before, others I am either not sure of, but have taken a stab at the name. 

Scarce Swallowtail 





Large White



Bath White



Clouded Yellow



Dingy Skipper



Spotted Fritillary





I think this below is the Woodland Grayling. It was flying around trees and landing on the trunks mostly which obviously was excellent camouflage.




Large Wall Brown





I think this is the Alpine Heath below.




Common Blue




Long-tailed Blue.





Brown Argus





Grizzled Skipper



Meadow Brown


Small Heath



Holly Blue




NB: There are lots of scene images I took which are posted on my Flickr Site and my Phone Shoot site.

20 comments:

  1. My gosh, that's a lot of butterflies!

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  2. Gorgeous captures of the butterflies! They are such a joy to see.

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  3. Stunning Roy, looks like a beautiful place you visited!

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  4. A nice selection of flutters Roy...it's good to see a few 'different' ones!...[;o)

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  5. I hope you had a good holiday Roy, lovely set of pictures of the butterflies, some familiar ones amongst them.

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    1. Yes thanks Lyn. Great weather as well and I brought some back with me.{:))

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  6. Oh wow! You obviously had a great holiday! I think that's a Long Tailed Blue butterfly rather than a Cassius, as the Cassius doesn't have a tail. I hadn't even heard of a Cassius so thanks for that. :-) I did have a Long Tailed in my garden one year that's why I thought it looked a bit familiar. I'm very envious of the Scarce Swallowtail. Have seen them in the past but not likely to in Brittany! Wonderful photos.

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    1. Thanks for sorting that out Mandy.

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  7. Hi Roy

    Lovely photos, we have lots of butterflies here, I must get busy and see about some photos and identifications.

    All the best.
    Guy

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  8. Wow .... the butterfly is truly fantastic in the first pictures! What is this beautiful. The other butterflies are amazing to see. This is enjoy :-)

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    1. Thanks Helma, yes the Scarce Swallowtail is a lovely species.

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  9. Hi Roy, what a wonderful photographs and species! There are some really beauties around there. I think you have enjoyed your holiday! Great blog.

    Kind regards,
    Marianne

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    1. Hi Marianne,
      Thanks and yes it was very good.

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