Back up in Mortimers forest I find the caterpillars are all gone from the ragwort, to be replaced by this rather dull butterfly. A case of rapid metamorphosis? :)
very nice shot.
16 Aug 2010 5:09am
That's what you get for rushing. No thought at all to color.
16 Aug 2010 5:11am
Beautifull shot ... superb DOF
16 Aug 2010 5:52am
16 Aug 2010 6:26am
Very delicate interpretation!
16 Aug 2010 6:27am
(Boring fact)-Cinnabar moths are cannibals(To add to their list of delightful characteristics). That's probably where they went-in each others guts! Biology lesson over-nice shot!
16 Aug 2010 7:31am
@CElliottUK: Given that theory there ought to have been one enormous stripy job left waiting for me with its mouth agape. :0 It probably explains why they race so well too:)
The butterfly makes a beautiful contrast here..not dull at all (I think)
She looks great against the coloured world around,what makes her special again! :)
16 Aug 2010 9:04am
It may be bland in colour but still it's a butterfly :)
16 Aug 2010 9:11am
Your writing is to think about it grouser! The butterfly seems to bite his beautiful wings! Poor animal that has lost some of its charm! Best regards, Adela!
16 Aug 2010 9:42am
I love this greyish tone, like a shy one, i like this unexpected metamorphosis ;)
16 Aug 2010 11:47am
Dull or not,it´s a lovely summery shot !!
16 Aug 2010 12:52pm
@Anthony Morgan Lambert: Poetry to my ears :)
A good capture of natural's changeable ways. This butterfly is rather dull in appearance. Nice one.
16 Aug 2010 1:51pm
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16 Aug 2010 4:25pm
Dull colour of the butterfly is further accentuated by the bright yellow flowers..
You must have been quick with your fingers....
else you might have lost this chap too...:):)
16 Aug 2010 6:08pm
i'm interested in butterflies..beautiful framin
16 Aug 2010 6:23pm
Nice one. Went for a walk yesterday. There were loads of butterflies around.
16 Aug 2010 8:34pm
16 Aug 2010 11:22pm
Yep, everything is rapid these days, just look in the mirror. Beautiful defocussed background grouser.
17 Aug 2010 12:12am
Gosh - the first thing I thought was - what a beautiful gray butterfly! It's great! And not at all dull!
17 Aug 2010 12:28am
The ever-changing scene . . Nature does not rest.
17 Aug 2010 11:50am
très belle composition.
17 Aug 2010 12:25pm
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