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Painted Lady - after a long voyage 2

By petebfrance
Many thanks for looking at previous photo (comments and votes really appreciated!)
This is the second picture of (probably) the same butterfly that arrived with hundreds that day in the garden. For some reason I'm now interested in the underwing patterns (some of the previous photos really concentrate on them). It's curiosity, really, the sort of thing I didn't have time for as a busy IT person, parent etc. so it's like growing up again and having a chance to look around. The camera really helps (used in moderation, of course).

Tags: Close-up and macro Wildlife and nature

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Norfolkboy 12 1 4 England
16 Jul 2012 2:32PM
Lovely shot, haven't seen any of these for a few years.

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petebfrance 6 2.7k France
16 Jul 2012 2:39PM
many thanks. I haven't seen any for a while either, but I'm hoping that if the weather clears some of these missing butterflies may make a late come-back.

PS many years ago I lived in Norfolk - Necton and then Gressenhall. It's a lovely county.
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
16 Jul 2012 4:07PM
A cracking close up of this beautiful butterfly, you've captured its colours and markings so superbly. I haven't seen one yet this year and only a few in the last couple of years
16 Jul 2012 4:37PM
Beautiful shot of a painted lady Pete. This is one butterfly i only ever see in photos.

PhilT2 Plus
8 446 29 England
16 Jul 2012 4:47PM
Nice detail, colour and composition. Excellent
petebfrance 6 2.7k France
16 Jul 2012 10:29PM
Thank-you for comments.
as I mentioned on the previous shot of this fellow, they turned up in their hundreds on a warm daught of wind that one year. They aren't very common here, but that year they were all over the garden for a few days. Must have been a freak wind that blew them off course - I've never seen anything like it before or since.

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