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Butterfly On Buddleia [Aug. 22nd, 2019|10:53 am]
Tony Grist
I went out yesterday evening to shoot butterflies- if you see what I mean- and I was just getting the focal length right when the camera ran out of power and I had to give up and take it inside and recharge it.

I went out again this morning and the butterflies had obligingly hung around and I was able to get this....

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[User Picture]From: halfmoon_mollie
2019-08-22 10:12 am (UTC)
lovely!
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2019-08-22 06:41 pm (UTC)
Thanks
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[User Picture]From: coming42
2019-08-22 10:53 am (UTC)
I always get these confused. Painted Lady or Small Tortoiseshell? Lovely photo!
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2019-08-22 06:43 pm (UTC)
I'm no expert but Painted Lady is what others are saying.

Thanks.
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[User Picture]From: lblanchard
2019-08-22 12:54 pm (UTC)
Painted lady? I'm not great on butterfly identification.

I understand that buddleia is an invasive thug in the south of England. We saw buckets of stuff along the railway right-of-way from Gatwick to London a couple decades ago.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2019-08-22 06:45 pm (UTC)
Puddleshark says Painted Lady- and she knows her butterflies.

Buddleia may be an invader but I'm happy to roll over in front of it. I think it's glorious- and the pollinators love it.
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[User Picture]From: puddleshark
2019-08-22 02:17 pm (UTC)
Gorgeous. So many Painted Ladies around this year - there must have been a dozen of them on the verbena in the garden I visited this morning... But your photo is much better than any of mine!
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2019-08-22 06:48 pm (UTC)
Thanks. I couldn't have done this with the old camera.

There were three on the bush when I took this.
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[User Picture]From: pondhopper
2019-08-22 02:38 pm (UTC)
Incredibly beautiful shot! And what big eyes and velvety soft body you have, lovely lady! (or guy...I do not know how to distinguish in butterflies!)
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2019-08-22 06:49 pm (UTC)
Thanks. I've no idea of its sex either
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From: ambezi
2019-08-22 05:51 pm (UTC)
Nice shot. An extra battery or two needed. Some good deals on the DSTE ones on Google. No need to pay through the nose for Canon ones.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2019-08-22 06:50 pm (UTC)
Thanks.

Yes, I need to carry spares. I'll check out Google....
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From: ambezi
2019-08-22 10:18 pm (UTC)
I should have said Amazon, not sure why I said Google!
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2019-08-23 07:10 am (UTC)
I knew what you meant :)
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[User Picture]From: inamellowmood
2019-08-22 08:13 pm (UTC)
Gorgeous shot, gorgeous subject!
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2019-08-23 07:15 am (UTC)
Thanks.
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