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Small tortoiseshell

By Julian
Small tortoiseshell on nettle.
You probably know that these charming insects lay their eggs on Stinging Nettle which is exactly what this one is resting on. I quite liked the viewpoint.
Thanks for looking

Tags: Eyes Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Small tortoiseshell Wildlife and nature Stinging nettle

Voters: LexEquine, NeilWigan, VIKI and 6 more

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LexEquine 12 19 United States
21 Sep 2010 12:00AM
Excellent macro capture of the Tortoiseshell Butterfly with unique & great angle & perspective...LEx

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21 Sep 2010 12:55PM
a stunning shot with great viewpoint
tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
22 Sep 2010 7:47PM
seen more this year Julian, but still not abundant in these parts

celestun 14 29 14 United Kingdom
23 Sep 2010 6:43PM
A very original shot! I like the way the wing edge plays with the leaf edge and the shallow depth.

Great colours!

Well done!


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