Painted Lady on Valerium
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Common and widespread migrant found throughout Britain and Ireland in most years. Orange-brown wings with black and white spots on forewing. Undersides mottled brown with spots.
Latin name: Vanessa cardui
Family group: Nymphalids
The Painted Lady is a long-distance migrant, which causes the most spectacular butterfly migrations observed in Britain and Ireland.
Each year, it spreads northwards from the desert fringes of North Africa, the Middle East, and central Asia, recolonizing mainland Europe and reaching Britain and Ireland. In some years it is an abundant butterfly, frequenting gardens and other flowery places in late summer.
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I like these colours. Very good point of view. Excellent presentation.
Thanks for sharing,
Ciao Les, great macro of lovely butterfly on beautiful flower, nice blurry BG, splendid sharpness, wonderful colors and fine details, very well done, my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio
Nice to see your pictures....Very nice saturated colors. The exposure and the superb light makes a wonderful photo. I like this wonderful butterfly species and the outstanding composition.
- [2012-09-16 2:24]
Very nice photo in beautiful bright colours and good sharpness. Fine matching background.