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Thursday, 25 June 2015

Butterflies

When the birds aren't playing, I tend to turn my eye to other forms of nature. Insects, fungi, moths and butterflies mainly. Recently in the New Forest I came across a few species of butterfly that I'd never seen before. These were pointed out to me by our very able guide Jon Stokes.
We found a Pearl-bordered Fritillary late one evening. Wonderful colours both with wings open or closed. When closed you can see the white 'pearls' on the underside that give it it's name.


And wings open. Looking great in the sun.


Marsh Fritillary, found on the slopes of Martin Down.


Dingy Skipper. Not the most colourful butterfly and quite small.

29 comments:

  1. I love the first butterfly and photo. But, they are all lovely butterflies and images. Enjoy your day!

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  2. I spent most of last summer trying to find butterflies..Not much luck..Beautiful pictures...

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  3. Great shots there. Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  4. They look so foreign to me. Butterfly's are hard capture, well done.

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  5. Beautiful! I just went to the local museum's butterfly house yesterday and can attest to how difficult it can be to capture them. You've done a great job!
    Hope you'll link up at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/06/the-other-worldly-insect-world.html

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  6. What a gorgeous creature! I really want to get better at butterfly identification - I shoot them a lot but can't always make an ID, even with my app and field guide.

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  7. Wow! These are so beautiful. I have never seen fluffy butterflies in my life. Thanks for introducing us to new creatures every week. It is an inspiration to get outside.

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  8. Fabulous selection of Butterfly shots.

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  9. Your butterfly photos are wonderful, so sharp. The Pearl-bordered fritillary is such a cool butterfly, the wing patterns are stunning! I dearly love skippers with their big eyes and friendliess.

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  10. Hello Adam, thank you for linking up your butterfly post. It is gorgeous. Have a happy weekend!

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  11. Beautiful and colorful butterflies.

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  12. Definitely the season for butterflies --- great photos.

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  13. LOVING THE BACKGROUNDS TOO AND THE PHOTOGRAPHY SUPER!!

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  14. Tis' the season for butterflies. They are everywhere. Great photos here and it is good to see the diversity too.

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  15. I understand the 'no birds'....it's happened all too often for me also.

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    1. ps....thanks for visiting me at Hootin' Anni's also....with my 'bunny ears'.

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  16. Three beauties. Well done Adam.

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  17. That's a very pretty butterfly.

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  18. Nice butterflies!

    Those duskywings are difficult to tell apart.
    ~

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  19. You make me wish I spent more time looking for and at butterflies Adam.I really must try harder. The Marsh Fritillary in your picture is a real stunner.

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  20. they are not easy to photograph, patience must be your virtue!! gorgeous captures!!!!

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  21. Such beautiful butterflies!

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  22. Always enjoy seeing the butterflies, Adam!

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  23. Lovely photos of the beautiful butterflies! I always enjoy seeing them, but I'm terrible with IDs.

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  24. So lovely, Adam! We had several flitting around the backyard yesterday, but by the time I got into the house to get my camera, they had disappeared.

    Thank you for joining us for Photo Friday again. I appreciate the support!

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  25. Beautiful images Adam! Butterflies are tough to capture!

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