Saturday, 24 April 2021

Orange Tip

One of the first colourful species to grace us with its presence in April.
The Orange Tip Butterfly.


I found this male flying along a path next to a river. 
It occasionally pitched on one of its favourite locations, the flower of a Lady's Smock (Cuckoo flower).
Always a good strategy when photographing the Orange Tip, locate Cuckoo flowers along a path or woodland ride and wait for the butterfly to pitch on them as it invariably will.





 

11 comments:

  1. Incredible picture of the butterfly in flight.

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  2. Absolutely stunning Roy!
    It’s ages since I saw anything of real interest.

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    1. Thanks Lyndsey, its beginning to get a little better, if only it wasn't so cold.

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  3. Imagens adoráveis! Esta espécie aqui tão bem retratada, não me lembro de a conseguir ver por aqui!
    Um grande abraço!
    Ana

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    1. Obrigada Ana.
      Não tenho certeza se existe lá.

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  4. The orange tip is really nice to see and also one of the first butterflies that I normally see. Not this year, but I enjoy your beautiful photos.

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  5. Hoi Roy,
    Adembenemend mooi! Mijn favoriete vlinder in mijn omgeving ook te zien....
    Prachtige foto's
    groetjes,
    Maria

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