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Drone-flies and a peacock share the last nectar of the year. Last week we had 3 days of midday sunshine here at work, I took this the same day as the tipsy hornets.
The peacock looks a bit weather beaten, but it is still there, in mid November.

You guessed right, it is over now. Well almost..
A little information for Kate and all of you who like butterflies.
Some live only a week or ten days. Others, like the peacock here, actually hibernate in all sorts of well protected cavities, only showing their well camouflaged underside. They might live in your cellar or attic. We actuallly have some in our cellar. They will come back to life after the February frosts and re -emerge, feeding on sap and the first nectar. Now in autumn they also go for rotting grapes and apples. And the last peacocks of this year will die only after the new generation has emerged. The caterpillars feed on stingy nettles which I strongly approve of Smile.

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many thanks again for your kind comments regarding the frosty winter images. I have submitted the image to the ongoing competition...

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Title:there is plenty for all of us!
Username:annettep38 annettep38
Uploaded:20 Nov 2012 - 3:17 PM
Tags:Butterfly, Insect, November, Peacock, Wildlife / nature
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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Nov 2012 - 3:24 PM

I haven't seen any here for weeks. A great late summer memory now! Smile
Ann

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digital_boi
20 Nov 2012 - 3:36 PM

a good late summer find indeed and you had some good light to capture this fine detail and markings nice one Annette and god luck with the competition

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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canonfan
canonfan  4 United Kingdom
20 Nov 2012 - 3:36 PM

Wonderful close up Annette
Jim

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
20 Nov 2012 - 3:40 PM

Amazing condition really given the weather for so many dreadful months! Good luck with the competition.

Ann

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41056 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England136 Constructive Critique Points
20 Nov 2012 - 3:46 PM

Well ragged but still colourful, Annette.

Dave

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CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 434 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
20 Nov 2012 - 4:10 PM

Ragged but still a wonderful butterfly, and an excellent image Annette
Carole

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Fefe
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20 Nov 2012 - 4:19 PM

Lovely imageGrinGrin
Diane

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114521 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
20 Nov 2012 - 4:28 PM

Well captured Annette.....

AdeWink

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
20 Nov 2012 - 4:29 PM

They're making the most of the last offerings of the season! Fine colourful nature shot, Annette.
Ronnie.

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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
20 Nov 2012 - 4:44 PM

It is certainly the worse for wear nevertheless a fine capture.

Albert

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 95919 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
20 Nov 2012 - 4:49 PM

Ah well - there's always next yearWink


Adrian

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HELANA
HELANA e2 Member 4HELANA vcard United Kingdom
20 Nov 2012 - 5:03 PM

Nicely capture Annette, your butterfly shots are all very good.
Elena

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christinecilia
christinecilia e2 Member 2christinecilia vcard England
20 Nov 2012 - 5:34 PM

lovely macro shot great colours like from me. christineGrinGrinGrinGrin

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
20 Nov 2012 - 5:41 PM

I love weather beaten - it is reality!! A really great photo Annette !! Still a beauty this one despite its one wing being compromised Smile GrinGrin

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64470 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
20 Nov 2012 - 6:07 PM

Lovely. So close.
x

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evelen
evelen  9 England
20 Nov 2012 - 6:26 PM

beautiful capture .
eve.Smile

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bobhowell
bobhowell e2 Member 2bobhowell vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Nov 2012 - 6:57 PM

Lots going on in this picture, great detail in the central overall butterfly, nice.

Bob

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Mike_S
Mike_S  3 United Kingdom
20 Nov 2012 - 7:32 PM

Delightful image.
Mike

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zapar40
zapar40  466 forum posts Wales5 Constructive Critique Points
20 Nov 2012 - 7:45 PM

its a jungle out there... lovely capture.
ant.

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NeilWigan
NeilWigan e2 Member 4NeilWigan vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
20 Nov 2012 - 9:20 PM

Hanging on to the end .

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 4Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
20 Nov 2012 - 9:41 PM


Quote: Hanging on to the end .

Only realised tonight re remark on TV that butterflies only live for three weeks.
Great nature image with all the critters!
KateGrinGrinGrinGrin

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johnjones
johnjones  5 England
20 Nov 2012 - 11:04 PM

A great image of this beautiful butterfly.
jj

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rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
20 Nov 2012 - 11:15 PM

Informative image and text AnnetteSmile
Ron.

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prabhusinha
prabhusinha e2 Member 6prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
21 Nov 2012 - 4:59 AM

Beautiful. I missed ur upload during my journey back to India. I will catch up soon.

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Deep_Bhatia
21 Nov 2012 - 6:44 AM

Nice one!!! deep

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LynneJoyce
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21 Nov 2012 - 8:11 AM

Lovely busy insect scene. Don't be mean about nettles. I use nettle stings to relieve the pain and swelling of arthritic finger joints and will have to find a way of cultivating them or find a substitute when we move to Spain.

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
21 Nov 2012 - 1:34 PM

Nice one from the archives Annette, we will all be delving in the spare hard drives soon, good detailed photo like it regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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twelvemegs
21 Nov 2012 - 2:07 PM

Very nicely captured Annette.

David

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8235 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
21 Nov 2012 - 5:06 PM

A real survivor Annette, perhaps you will see this one again next spring

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gajewski
gajewski e2 Member 10gajewski vcard United States9 Constructive Critique Points
27 Nov 2012 - 6:49 PM

A great macro, Annette -- and thanks for including the commentary on life span of butterflies.
-=\Walter

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