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|Another of the butterflies from my recent walk and again one that did not wait for me (age ,illness, long grass and uneven prevent me charging after it) so this was a quick shot.|
The Brimstone normally heralds the arrival of spring, this one I believe is a female, the male has the more typical brimstone colour, the female is often mistaken at a distance for a large white. Its uniquely shaped wings make it easy to identify. Summer adults hibernate and emerge the following spring. Has only one brood. Wingspan 60mm
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- [2009-07-30 4:33]
A fine capture of a female Brimstone butterfly, the slightly oblique POV showing more details of the front part of the head with the coiled out proboscis. The BG is great and the composition with the thistle flower is fine but the grass stem is a little disturbing, even thouigh we often have to put up with these natural interferences then we take photos in the wild.
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Nice picture composed with nice border. Good POV and DOF.
You've capture a beautiful famale of Gonepteryx rhamni. Non easy to obtain so good detaisl on wing's weft of this specie. Very good light too and natural colours. Bit OOF for the head but it's only a little probelm. Best compliments dear Bill!