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SmallTortoiseshell Butterfly

SmallTortoiseshell Butterfly
Photo Information
Copyright: Les Bennett (williewhistler) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 82 W: 0 N: 229] (1577)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-07-25
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D300s, Nikkor AF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 ED
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-07-25 10:20
Viewed: 2500
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Small Tortoiseshell (Aglais urticae) is one of the commonest British butterflies easily recognised with its bright orange and black wings, and the edge of D-shaped blue spots on the fore and hindwings. The undersides are a bit like a sepia tint image of the uppersides and help it to blend with its surroundings as it roosts. The pattern on the forewing could be mistaken for that of the Painted Lady Butterfly, but the latter is larger and does not have the blue spots. As with most butterflies the male is smaller than the female with a wingspan between 45 and 60mm.

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Les, this is an amazing shot of this beautiful butterfly. Great sharpness and detail. Have a wonderful day, Bill

Hi Les,
really nice photo of this butterfly. Amazing colours. Very good point of view. Nice use of light.
Thanks for sharing,

Hello Les,
Very nice shot of this beautiful butterfly, good sharpness details, beautiful lighting, colours and very nice pleasing background,
Thanks for sharing and have a nice evening,
Best Regards,

Hallo Les
Such a beautiful macro filled with spectacular colours and lovely details. The Small Tortoiseshell is a pretty butterfly with prominent details that is well seen against the green backdrop. Thanks for sharing this "sunny" image. Best regards.

Hello Les,
I have only now come across this upload by you and what a beautiful image. Excellent quality and composition too. Well done and best wishes.

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