Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Comma on the Wing

Comma Butterfly (Polygonia c-album)
"This Comma has not yet come to a 'full stop'."

Its not unusual to observe Comma butterflies still flying in October and one place you are most likely to find them is on ripe blackberries. This is exactly where I found this one during this week eating from the fruit while remaining in a sunny position.
They will fly on while the weather remains mild and eventually hibernate in woodlands for the Winter.

For some extra colour I have added some Meadow Crane's-bill also photographed this week.
















22 comments:

  1. The colour contrast is very well chosen!

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  2. Hei Roy! Kauniin kesäisen näköistä! Meillä on kukat jo kukkineet, ja lehdet on kohta kaikki lähteneet puista:-( Talvi tulee. Terkkuja

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  3. I have not seen many Commas this year so far but in the past week we have seen loads of Red Admirals, they are feasting on the Ivy flowers.

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    1. Thats the other species we are most likely to see now Lyn.

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  4. Hey Roy... You know I am a lover of photo's with birds and butterflies on berries.
    These shot's are right up there especially with those lovely colors of the Comma,
    and blackberries together. Yummy!!
    The Crane's-bill is beautiful.

    Grace

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  5. Lovely images Roy. Actually seen a few round here though Red Admirals have suddenly appeared by the dozen.

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    1. Thanks John. Yes Red Admirals, invaders from the continent.

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  6. ¡Precioso el contraste de color entre la c-album y esas apetitosas moras!. Saludos desde Asturias.

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  7. Beautiful and sharp pictures of the Comma butterfly on blackberries.
    The beautiful blue color of Pelargonium and the pictures of it are truly magnificent. My compliments.

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  8. One of my favourite butterflies. Great photos.

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  9. I wonder how it got its name. It's beautiful.

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    1. They have a Comma mark on the underwing Jenn.

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