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Red spotted purple butterfly (underside of wings )

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Red spotted purple butterfly (underside of wings )



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Gorgeous!

15 Aug, 2009

 

So different to the top side of its wings.......an amazing creature!

15 Aug, 2009

 

Thanks Tasteyg and Janey ! It's like getting to wear two different outfits at the same time. Lord help you men out there, if all the ladies figure out how to do this...!..lol

15 Aug, 2009

 

wonderfull pic

15 Aug, 2009

 

Ho wow

15 Aug, 2009

 

Just fantastic.

15 Aug, 2009

 

I wonder if there is a reason why they are colored up so differently on each side...?

15 Aug, 2009

 

Lovely shot ..you take so many going to have to think up some more ways of saying great ! In answer to your question one reason is for mating and many butterflies have round markings that resemble eyes .. this flash apparently distracts predators and confuses them.

This in my butterfly book .

15 Aug, 2009

 

Oh wow..., thanks for the info Bonkers, it certainly all makes sense now !

15 Aug, 2009

 

Just to let you know Flcrazy. All your insect pics go into my favourites.

16 Aug, 2009

 

Oh my gosh Toto, thank you.

16 Aug, 2009

 

Good enough photo to hang on the wall.brilliant

16 Aug, 2009

 

Definitely no thanks required Flcrazy. You take such wonderful pictures of such fantastic little creatures. I am envious.

16 Aug, 2009

 

The colour stands out. Your photos are so clear, the butterfly looks 3D.

16 Aug, 2009

 

Thanks so much Dieda, Toto, and Oldgunner! I'm tickled that my hobby might actually be enjoyable to someone other than just me...lol

16 Aug, 2009

Sid
Sid
 

By comparison, this poor fella has a very unimaginative name! He is so beautiful tho........just, wow....

17 Aug, 2009

 

Funny ,I thought the very same thing when I looked up it's name. But I guess as names go, I'd rather be better than imagined, than to be less than expected...lol

18 Aug, 2009

Sid
Sid
 

True, true.... ;-)

18 Aug, 2009

 

Beautiful photo.

20 Aug, 2009

 

Thanks Sunblest, you'd think he was posing for this one !

22 Aug, 2009

 

Bonkersbon you're so right there aren't enough adjectives! Flcrazy you spoil us :-))

26 Aug, 2009

 

Aaawwww, you're so kind ! Thanks a million Bornagain.

27 Aug, 2009

 

not just a good gardener but a fantastic photographer also

2 Sep, 2009

 

Aww, you're so sweet ! Thank you so much Yorkshire, and thank goodness for digital cameras !

2 Sep, 2009

 

this picture is fantastic...favorited

3 Oct, 2009

 

Thanks Floralhead ! So glad to hear that you like it.

4 Oct, 2009

 

Its a natures work of art .

8 Nov, 2009

 

Wish I could paint something so lovely Pitta !

8 Nov, 2009



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