Sunday Picture Post: Fluttering By

While I usually feature flowers, recently East Anglia has enjoyed what I call Butterfly Weather. See how they settle with wings outstretched to soak up the sun, an invitation to my camera.

Comma butterfly

The Comma: 16th May 2019

This little beastie inconveniently settled upside down. No problem. I rotated the image. But that leaf was bang-centre of a patch of nettles, so I couldn’t get close.

Speckled Wood butterfly

Speckled Wood butterfly: 23rd April 2019

The Speckled Wood has to be one of the best-camouflaged butterflies. I only spotted this one when it alighted upon the bright green leaf.

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28 Responses to Sunday Picture Post: Fluttering By

  1. I adore butterflies and this post!

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    • crimsonprose says:

      I thank you, Susan.
      Alas, I can only post a few of Friday’s huge number of butterfly photos for the dratted things wouldn’t keep still. Though a wonderful display of Brimstones courting and mating, all I got was a blur, though behind the blur the grass was razor sharp.

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  2. Joy Pixley says:

    Beautiful! I’m glad at least these two stayed still long enough for you to capture them on film. And yes, that speckled one has good camouflage for those woods!

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  3. Jen Goldie says:

    Butterflies are always a joy to spot. One landed on me once to my shock and everyone around me at the time LOL Great photo’s!

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  4. When you mentioned that you normally photograph flowers and are doing butterflies today, I started thinking about the textural similarities between petals and butterfly wings. There’s a common beauty between them, I think.

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  5. Either way, it feels cruel, so I try to avoid it.

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  6. Dale says:

    Absolutely lovely, Crispina!

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  7. Dale says:

    My pleasure. I speak true

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  8. mabelfrancis says:

    Beautiful capture 😍

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  9. Tien Skye says:

    Ooh, lovely butterfly! That’s a beautiful shot!

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