Fluttering around these wild Scabious in Rufford gardens I spotted a number of buterflies, thinking at first it was a Tortoiseshell looking a bit worse for wear later after consulting a butterfly book I found out this was a healthy Comma (It has a white marking on its underwings resembling a comma. The wings have a distinctive ragged edge, apparently a cryptic form as the butterfly resembles a fallen leaf. The caterpillars are also cryptic, resembling a bird dropping.) A butterfly which lives around most of Europe bears its name due to its underside markings. The adults generally inhabit hedges and undergrowth with its leaf like wings acting as perfect camouflage.
*Following Info from Wikipedia- In the 19th century the British population of comma butterflies crashed, and by 1920 there were only two sightings. The cause for this decline is unknown, and from about 1930 the population recovered and it is now one of the more familiar butterflies in Southern England, and is now resident in Scotland and in North Wales.
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SAGAPO (1737) 2006-09-10 7:44
Well done on capturing. So beautiful picture, perfectly framed .
vinser (6) 2006-09-10 8:35
Very well captured ,very nice colours and sharpness.
Well done!!,because it's not always easy.
danyy (0) 2006-09-22 7:19
parfaite prise du papillon en plein vol, relief assuré avec cette très faible DOF.
Les couleurs sont fantastiques.
Have a Good week-end.
fariischee (584) 2006-11-26 6:49
this is truly good.. sharp, good dof and lastly speechless in the moment shot..
plimrn (21344) 2006-12-06 20:03
Your perfect DOF in this amazing action shot has given us wonderful detail and the softly focused garden background. The color is amazing too. Altho I usually go for the latest shot, this beauty popped up in random and I couldn't resist. I read the note with great interest as well.
- Copyright: James Dwyer (jdwyer264) (1082)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-09-08
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D70s, 18-70mm AF-S DX 3.5 - 4.5 Nikkor
- Exposure: f/4.5, 1/125 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Butterfly, My (JDwyer264) Top Ten [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-09-10 7:09