Male Tortoiseshell Butterfly

By FeatherFriend
Hi all, not done anything new for a while, so many distractions at the moment Sad so here's one from the archives. I think this is the male but maybe you can correct me if I'm wrong Wink
Many thanks for the response to my White butterfly and a special thank you to Brian65, EAS and pluckyfilly for the UA's, really appreciated and valued,

Tags: Devon Butterfly Garden Tortoiseshell Wildlife and nature

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Hermanus 4 4 South Africa
18 Mar 2013 12:33PM
Excellent !! This is a superb capture !!GrinGrin

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annettep38 Plus
5 218 40 Costa Rica
18 Mar 2013 12:33PM
agree about the ID. It is a beautiful, pin sharp capture. Now If you get a female, the offspring will eat your stingy nettles this summer Smile
CarolG Plus
10 199 20 Greece
18 Mar 2013 1:05PM
A fine capture, Geoff. Despite Annette's comment above, I have yet to see a caterpillar on stinging nettles Grin Carol
EAS 8 1 13 Scotland
18 Mar 2013 1:37PM
A stunner with excellent details. A rather nice perch in the form of the Ice Plant too.

RonnieAG Plus
7 154 116 Scotland
18 Mar 2013 1:49PM
A very detailed capture of the subject, standing out nicely against that green b/g tone.
Lillian Plus
7 22 17 United Kingdom
18 Mar 2013 2:12PM
So beautiful and sharp Geoff
so graceful these little butterflies
richmowil Plus
8 321 2 England
18 Mar 2013 2:38PM
Great detail in this fine image!! I like it a lot!
18 Mar 2013 3:09PM
Thanks all,
18 Mar 2013 3:37PM
Excellent capture and details Geoff..Lin
gary_d 9 576 13 Wales
18 Mar 2013 3:45PM
This is a belter Geoff, the detail is amazing. - gary
Maiwand Plus
10 3 72 England
18 Mar 2013 4:16PM
Brilliantly detailed and exposed closeup Geoff. Lovely composition.GrinGrinSmileSmileWinkWink
AnneWorner 9 620 43 United States
18 Mar 2013 4:41PM
The detail here is perfect - beautifully captured.

18 Mar 2013 4:48PM
Beautiful detailed image , great shot
PattiW 11 24 2 United States
18 Mar 2013 5:12PM
Impeccible image, PattiSmileSmileSmile
OAKEY 9 United Kingdom
18 Mar 2013 6:11PM
Great work mate, focusing is bang on showing loads of super detail in the wings.
Super job Geoff.
ColleenA Plus
4 324 5 Australia
18 Mar 2013 6:29PM
A great image Geoff, such a pretty butterfly
Brian65 7 2 United Kingdom
18 Mar 2013 6:35PM
What fantastic detail, great shot Geoff.
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
18 Mar 2013 6:59PM
Sharp and well exposed a great shot
Fefe Plus
5 23 31 United Kingdom
18 Mar 2013 7:07PM
Wow...... love it, how fluffy is heGrinGrinGrin
tomcat 11 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
18 Mar 2013 7:46PM
Good to see Geoff

Let's hope they are on the way to recovery

18 Mar 2013 7:52PM
A fantastic and well detailed image Geoff
bricurtis Plus
11 2.1k 49 England
18 Mar 2013 8:28PM
Definitely a male Geoff - well detailed - nice perch.Wink
tommyld 6 1 United Kingdom
18 Mar 2013 8:39PM
This is a great all rounder Geoff, color, detail, bokeh and presentation, Superb...
18 Mar 2013 10:40PM
Thanks all and a special thank you to Patti for the UA, really appreciated,
Ray42 8 3 England
19 Mar 2013 6:57AM
A cracking good macro Geoff - I wish the weather was like this now
teocali Plus
9 441 18 England
19 Mar 2013 11:11AM
Beautifully detailed and composed macro capture, Geoff. Terrific detail, textures and tones on the Tortie. Isolated to perfection by those acidic green bg colours.
19 Mar 2013 1:34PM
Very well captured, wonderful detail, a favourite of mine, last year was very poor for sightings in my area after
some improvement in the previous two years, let us hope this is a good year for them, it would be so sad to see
any further decline.
Richsr 10 91 223 England
19 Mar 2013 1:55PM
Like the details in this Geoff - good one
Regards Richard
evelen 12 5 England
19 Mar 2013 6:22PM
beautiful capture colour and detail.
Glostopcat 11 255 2 England
19 Mar 2013 9:44PM
A fine shot of this tortoiseshell butterfly giving a clear view of the inner wings. You've captured its wing patterns and markings in such intricate detail
another superb capture geoff,well done indeed.ray
tonyng Plus
7 9 2 United Kingdom
22 Mar 2013 9:03PM
Quality details. Well done.
brownsilent 10 7 2 United Kingdom
22 Mar 2013 9:37PM
Amazing. Beautiful. Great!
And if you say it is a male, I believe you! Smile
Great detail and such good quality shot!
PaulLiley 7 2 13 United Kingdom
25 Mar 2013 9:28PM
superb detail Geoff. paul
suvarc 7 India
26 Mar 2013 11:36AM
Just stunning photo.
Cormy 9 3 England
1 Apr 2013 1:56PM
A Master at work !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
A Booth 14 11 4 United Kingdom
2 Apr 2013 7:54PM
superbly captured and composed with excellent detail and colour.
hasslebladuk 7 1 6 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2013 2:50PM
Stunning shot Geoff what cracking detail
dmhuynh72 9 44 3 United Kingdom
16 May 2013 10:48AM
stunning capture Geoff.
superb capture Geoff,pin sharp image.ray

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