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Saturday, 21 August 2010

Buzzzy Day

2010-08-20 butterflies bee3

2010-08-20 butterflies bee

2010-08-20 butterfly2

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2010-08-20 butterfly5

Glad to be able to report the butterflies were “back” in the park yesterday. 
The ones in these pictures are Small Tortoiseshell (Nässelfjäril) and Common Brimstone (Citronfjäril). Unfortunately the latter never settle with the wings spread. Hanging from the flowers they’re often hard to distinguish from surrounding leaves. Flying about the males are bright yellow (therefore in Swedish have a name that translates Lemon Butterfly).

Today it’s raining, and I’m playing with the butterflies on the computer instead of in the park.


Blogeomah said...

Did you know that the origin of the English name "butterfly" comes from the buttery yellow colour of the male Brimstone?

DawnTreader said...

George, it seems obvious now that you say it, but I'm not sure I ever thought about it before! :)

Doreen said...

beautiful photos. so vivid and crisp. I find it so hard to capture the butterfly. great catch!!

I have moved my photo blog over to my other site. have moved your photo link there also.

Ginny said...

How great, you even got a bee in there! I imagine you weren't very close, or you would have scared them away? But I LOVE the butterfly that looks exactly like a leaf!!!

DawnTreader said...

Ginny: Some of the photos were cropped a bit in editing, but they are all macro shots taken with my little Coolpix, so yes I was quite close with the camera. Not all butterflies remained seated when I approached ;) but some did. One part of it is to try and avoid letting your shadow fall on them...

Sandra said...

what a capture! WOW! the first and the last photos made me moan with pleasure, i actually said out loud, ohhhhhhh, ohhhhhhhhh when I looked at them. to find a bee and a butterfly together in one photo is a wonderful thing to behold and the flowers and butterflies ohhhhh ohhhhhh is all I can say. I am thinking print and frame on these two and hang on the wall, they would make great presents at Christmas


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