|Copyright: Terry Goldsmith (terrygold) (52)|
|Date Taken: 2010-09-11|
|Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1600 seconds|
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|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2011-05-19 10:16|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|2 of our more ubiquitous butterfly species - The Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta) and Small Tortoiseshell (Aglais urticae) seek nectar-rich flowers in the grounds of Belfast Castle on a lovely sunny day. the Red Admiral is a migrant and breeds in southern Europe. They will breed again in Ireland in early summer and produce a new generation of adults in August/ September.|
The Small Tortoiseshell is a resident Nymphalidae that loves nectar-rich flowers. They can survive the cold northern winters by hibernating. Like the Red Admiral the larval foodplant is common nettle (urtica dioica).
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lovely yellow background,
congratulations for the capture, but in my opinion is bette one butterfly and very good in focus as two out of focus,
if you have the possibility to obtain both subjects in focus, than you have a perfect picture,
have a nice evening ,
Interesting idea, I like it very much - so pity the closer butterfly isn't sharp enough.