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just let me hoover the pink carpet

By annettep38  
thanks for your great reception of the meadow cosmos!

here is a Silver-washed Fritillary (Argynnis paphia) having a feed. It took Pam and me only 20 minutes to nail it down till it had decided itself between hundreds of these flowers. But then the sooty satyrs give the fritillaries a hard time. Taken at the mozzy lake.
BTW I have noticed a pecking order: all butterflies yield to bumble bees, admirals are posers and ignore all others, satyrs and peacocks chase the small one but satyrs yield most of the time to admirals, fritillaries come next and they chase the blues and hairstreaks.

Tags: Butterfly Insect Silver-washed fritillary Wildlife and nature Argynnis paphia

Voters: NaturesHaven, KarenFB, gajewski and 70 more

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gajewski Plus
12 10 9 United States
22 Aug 2012 8:47PM
A great macro -- well worth the wait. Very nice bokeh in this shot and I really like the border as well.
However, not sure I understand the title.

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lovely colours great shot.
Maiwand 10 3 72 England
22 Aug 2012 8:50PM
First rate capture Annette.
netta1234 5 382 2 Wales
22 Aug 2012 8:54PM
A Great macro with lovely detail and frame
jdinne 14 16 England
22 Aug 2012 8:55PM
Superb again Annette, wonderfully presented.

RonnieAG Plus
7 154 117 Scotland
22 Aug 2012 9:08PM
Love the side lighting here, Annette, allowing a fine capture of this butterfly: excellent detail.
22 Aug 2012 9:11PM
Excellent image Annette, nice detail,
Irishkate Plus
6 41 110 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2012 9:23PM
Great butterfly image Annette. Love the border.
I guess not all nations understand a Hoover is a vacuum cleaner
re gajewski's query.
saeidNL 7 3 Netherlands
22 Aug 2012 9:24PM
What fantastic and lovely capture indeed,very well done,
andylea 8 37 1 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2012 9:31PM
love the colours and tones annette brilliant detail super comp a belter nice one Wink
TonyDy Plus
8 7 3 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2012 9:36PM
Very good shot, Annette.
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
22 Aug 2012 9:51PM
An all together lovely image, am curious how you made the border--
Jat_Riski 9 89 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2012 9:55PM
Excellent shot.
skewey 11 31 England
22 Aug 2012 10:08PM
Great capture Annette with good dof.

LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2012 10:19PM
Nice image, love the title.
22 Aug 2012 10:32PM
A pleasure to be No. 30.

Jasper87 Plus
7 1.8k 150 England
22 Aug 2012 10:37PM
Good shape, clear background, and an excellent capture, Annette.

22 Aug 2012 10:38PM
Stunning image Annette
mikbee 10 3 8 Scotland
22 Aug 2012 11:43PM
A fine shot annette.
And I have still to find a backer for my new invention to do away with hoovers.
A pair of slippers with changeable sticky soles to pick up the dirt as you walk about the house !!
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
22 Aug 2012 11:45PM
and a magnet for the rust attached to the toe, Mick. To be scrutinized afterwards Smile
sallybea 7 41 United Kingdom
23 Aug 2012 12:12AM
Lovely image,
pamelajean Plus
11 997 1929 United Kingdom
23 Aug 2012 1:07AM
Vacuuming the hemp agrimony, great title, Annette, great picture too.
I was fascinated by the interesting butterfly habits that you have been observing.
CarolG Plus
10 199 20 Greece
23 Aug 2012 5:39AM
An excellent pose, Annette, showing off the beautiful wings, well captured. Carol
23 Aug 2012 6:31AM
An excellent photo well taken gorgeous colours
EAS 8 1 13 Scotland
23 Aug 2012 6:52AM
One really lovely image. Like the pov very much. Enjoiyed the results of your observations re butterfly pecking order too and that title is great too!

howdog 8 25 1 United Kingdom
23 Aug 2012 7:00AM
Love the colours Annette! Nice shot.
fentiger 16 916 23 England
23 Aug 2012 7:12AM
A super well composed and pin sharp capture. Fascinating info on the "pecking order".

AnnChown Plus
7 202 1 United Kingdom
23 Aug 2012 7:51AM
Another beauty with your new lens Annette. I loved your observations on the pecking order - how wonderful to have noted this.
Ray42 9 3 England
23 Aug 2012 8:00AM
An excellent shot Annette and some interesting observations too
23 Aug 2012 9:07AM
fine work here Annette a very fine capture excellent detail

gary_d 9 576 13 Wales
23 Aug 2012 12:12PM
A nice image and you really are doing your homework on butterfly life, well done on both counts. - gary
Joline Plus
11 28 53 United States
23 Aug 2012 12:32PM
You caught this one spot on.
(Walter obviously has never done houseworkSmile)
23 Aug 2012 2:11PM
An excellent image, Annette. I love the framing too. Deep
PaulLiley 8 2 13 United Kingdom
23 Aug 2012 2:29PM
Patience payed off congrats. Paul
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
23 Aug 2012 4:29PM
Annette you really have mastered these butterflies so well
another winner for me
23 Aug 2012 5:36PM
Beautifully captured and presented.

marktc Plus
6 96 15 United Kingdom
23 Aug 2012 7:56PM
Beautiful Annette, simply lovely.
Humblebee 5 1 England
23 Aug 2012 10:38PM
Another excellent capture Annette, beautiful clarity and colours ... Carol Grin
Chinga Plus
6 3 1 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2012 7:18PM
Mesmerizing.... And very well presented... IB
NeilWigan 7 16 16 England
25 Aug 2012 8:55PM
Nicely shot and presented.
Glostopcat 11 255 2 England
26 Aug 2012 1:31AM
A real beauty Annette, you certainly know your stuff. You did much better than the two herberts, Gary D and the Big O when they tried to photograph this species in the Forest of Dean. You would have laughed at the pair of clowns chasing them around and attempting to photograph them to no avail. I only wish i'd filmed them on my small camera and uploaded a youtube link of them, seeing the Big O dash around with his camera and butterfly net was a sight to behold!Grin
Tibetan 5 3 England
30 Aug 2012 12:44PM
You are so lucky we never see anything like that here more's the pity, still good luck to you! a very nice photo to be proud of, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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