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a wander through the inula meadow

By CarolG  
Dittrichia viscosa, otherwise known as aromatic inula or sticky fleabane, is a common plant throughout the Mediterranean. It is a very tough plant, very resistant to adverse conditions, and is an important food for the caterpillars of certain butterflies and moths. Despite the fresh-looking green colour of its leaves and its attractive inflorescence, this plant is sticky and has a certain smell that most people find unpleasant. It contains an essential oil and has been used in traditional medicines since ancient times, especially as an astringent. A well known Catalan proverb reads…..the grapes are ripe when the yellow fleabane blooms.
V's 1-7 are various butterflies and critters that I photographed during a half hour walk through this meadow, V.8 is a montage of all the butterflies seen and captured enjoying the inula.

Tags: Butterflies Wildlife Nature Macro General Flower Close-up Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Wildlife and nature

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Ray12 Plus
6 151 1 United Kingdom
22 Oct 2013 6:07AM
WOW WOW WOW its no good I must get my new macro lense I have a lot of catching up to do, once again Fantastic

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Ray42 11 3 England
22 Oct 2013 6:08AM
An excellent set of macros - enjoyed them all
Hermanus 7 4 South Africa
22 Oct 2013 6:24AM
A beautiful bee and great array of lovelies Carol !! Most enjoyable and great info too Smile
Andysnapper 11 109 25 England
22 Oct 2013 6:35AM
My word it is a popular spot. Excellent images Carol.

Caziwinkles 7 3 1 United Kingdom
22 Oct 2013 7:02AM
Such amazing images Carol - and love the montage - stunning. Smile

SUE118 Plus
11 8 1 United Kingdom
22 Oct 2013 7:22AM
A lovely collection Carol and what wonderful things to see walking in a meadow.
Nikonuser1 Plus
7 160 16 United Kingdom
22 Oct 2013 7:38AM
Excellent set of images CarolSmile

BURNSIE 11 25 4 England
22 Oct 2013 7:47AM
Great selection and montage to finish, great light. Pouring with rain here with more on the forecast.
Kindest regards, always. Burnsie
barbarahirst 11 27 12 United Kingdom
22 Oct 2013 7:57AM
What a wonderful set you have here...
Top marks for every image
sparrowhawk Plus
11 277 2 United Kingdom
22 Oct 2013 8:00AM
brilliant set of shots
fentiger 18 920 24 England
22 Oct 2013 8:02AM
A quality set of macro images.

capto Plus
7 5.9k 13 United Kingdom
22 Oct 2013 8:11AM
A wonderful set, every one a winner.Smile

saeidNL 10 3 Netherlands
22 Oct 2013 8:30AM
What wonderful and excellent captures,Carol,all very beautiful indeed,very well done,
paddyman 10 66 United Kingdom
22 Oct 2013 8:36AM
WOW had a busy day, great set of images Carol...
22 Oct 2013 8:36AM
Fine set Carol,
viscostatic 13 45 5 United Kingdom
22 Oct 2013 8:56AM
A beautiful series Carol. Love the detail in V2 especially.

mex 11 27 3 United Kingdom
22 Oct 2013 8:58AM
All well taken images carol.
cheers phil.
danbrann 15 640 17
22 Oct 2013 9:12AM
Such a good selection of photographs Carol. Well worth your awards.
Mavis 17 143 2 England
22 Oct 2013 9:13AM
WOW CAROL ! You excel yourself . What a digital array . I could look at them all day , I cannot pick out one they are all superb . So is the montage . You deserve another UA xxx
Lillian Plus
10 23 17 United Kingdom
22 Oct 2013 10:00AM
Certainly an impressive set Carol
all as usual beautifully captured
SlowSong Plus
11 8.4k 30 England
22 Oct 2013 10:17AM
You are totally spoilt with your lovely, lively surroundings. A lovely summer set with lots of variety.
Irishkate Plus
9 41 116 United Kingdom
22 Oct 2013 10:45AM
More butterflies there in your wonderful montage than most of us ever see in a lifetime.
Even a Clouded Yellow? which I've seen the 'butterfly specialists' search for this summer!
The bee image too is lovely - you just make it look so easy!!
FeatherFriend 12 38 217 England
22 Oct 2013 11:00AM
An excellent set Carol, one of your best ever,
22 Oct 2013 11:03AM
a braw set here Carol up there with your best

Jasper87 Plus
9 2.3k 158 England
22 Oct 2013 11:16AM
v3 is my pick of the individuals but the montage is an excellent piece of presentation, Carol.

bricurtis Plus
14 2.3k 50 England
22 Oct 2013 11:17AM
Superb images Carol - and V8 is a beautifully balanced montage. Great stuff.Smile
achieverswales 9 8 101 Wales
22 Oct 2013 11:44AM
Awesome set of macro at its best Carol, the montage is stunning.


10 10 10 England
22 Oct 2013 11:46AM
V5 and of course the lovely montage - thank you for so much pleasure.
LynneJoyce Plus
11 22 100 United Kingdom
22 Oct 2013 12:23PM
An outstanding series of images carol? I have already given my UA for today so take a compensatory WOW from me.
22 Oct 2013 1:10PM
U are great. Superb images.
Fefe Plus
8 33 31 United Kingdom
22 Oct 2013 1:23PM
Lovely set CarolGrinGrinGrin
22 Oct 2013 1:29PM
super set Carol,
Brian65 10 2 United Kingdom
22 Oct 2013 1:54PM
Every one a gem Carol, thanks for sharing your hard work.SmileSmileSmileSmile
ColleenA Plus
7 440 6 Australia
22 Oct 2013 2:15PM
Wow Carol, what a bonanza...great set, each and everyone worthy of their own uploadGrin
22 Oct 2013 3:04PM
Stunning set of great captures and a beautiful collage of all of them at the end, complete this excellent presentation, Carol!
TrevBatWCC Plus
11 13 13 England
22 Oct 2013 3:38PM
You've been a very busy girl here, Carol! A super set, and the bonus of a montage too! I consider myself lucky if I see one bee or butterfly on a trip out into the countryside or park with the camera! Wink
Trev Smile
Maiwand 13 3 73 England
22 Oct 2013 4:51PM
An outstanding series Carol. Superb shots.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
jaktis 15 84 Sweden
22 Oct 2013 5:22PM
I agree

Philip_H 7 12 United Kingdom
22 Oct 2013 6:21PM
Beautifully varied set, Carol.

evelen 14 5 England
22 Oct 2013 6:25PM
wonderful set of images Carol.
EileenH 6 1 United Kingdom
22 Oct 2013 6:38PM
Beautiful setSmile

PaulLiley 10 2 13 United Kingdom
22 Oct 2013 7:09PM
Superb set Carol. Just like out of Collins Guide to Butterflies. Great photography. V2 the exposure is spot on not easy with a white butterfly. paul
JuBarney Plus
8 33 4 United Kingdom
22 Oct 2013 9:39PM
A splendid set and esp. love V3, 5 & 8.
pluckyfilly 13 351 33 United Kingdom
22 Oct 2013 10:06PM
Currently E2 featuredWink great image Carol - I am soon to be back in full flow, lost interest with all the problems and my darn pooter, slowly getting things as I want them nowGrin
pamelajean Plus
13 1.2k 2096 United Kingdom
22 Oct 2013 10:27PM
So many is such a short space of time, I am very envious, and you are spoiling us with so many to look at.
fificat100 8 5 2 Scotland
23 Oct 2013 3:40AM
A beautiful and well detailed set of images, each one excellent and of equal merit.

tashi 9 2
23 Oct 2013 8:42AM
Hello Carol, a treasured set indeed. awesome images and so beautufully captured. congrats and happy shooting!

Rani (tashi)
ChiliMan 13 135 17 Singapore
23 Oct 2013 9:48AM amazing...upload! First off, very interesting info about the inula, Carol. Second, it seems almost a shame to lump all these together 'cos so many of these deserve their own airing, IMHO.

Incredible captures these are and of course the montage is stun-ning. I have to give an extra WOW to V3.

Thanks for this treat for our eyes SmileSmile

Chinga Plus
9 3 1 United Kingdom
25 Oct 2013 7:54PM
WONDERFUL set Carol! Favorites: V1, V3, and the montage in V8...
Glostopcat 13 255 2 England
26 Oct 2013 3:33PM
We've really been spoiled by this fantastic selection Carol, the montage v8 and the pristine clouded yellow v6 are my favourites. I think some of these could get an airing again sometime when the weather is bad and you are short of images, which will never happen due to your extensive library!Grin

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