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Orange Tip (m)

The warm weather over the weekend of April 8-9 triggered a large hatch of butterflies at Burton Mere Wetlands. I noted five species - orange tip, small white, green-veined white, peacock and speckled wood with the orange tips present in very large numbers. This is one of them feeding on a green alkanet flower.
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22 comments

Rol/photo said:

Excellente prise Roy..
I have not yet managed a single butterfly photo this year
4 months ago

Roy Lowry replied to Rol/photo:

It's a good year here, both at Burton and in my garden.
4 months ago

Gerard Perin said:

belle macro
4 months ago ( translate )

Nouchetdu38 said:

Amazing and very beautiful!!!!
4 months ago

Les's Photography AK… said:

Your beautiful image is fluttering superbly in the group.
Seen in www.ipernity.com/group/beautiful-butterflies
4 months ago

Stormlizard said:

Very nicely detailed photo Roy.
4 months ago

Marie-claire Gallet said:

Marvelous capture *************
4 months ago ( translate )

Thérèse said:

Magnïfique ensemble de couleurs
4 months ago ( translate )

Maria W. said:

Wooow!!! Superbe:)))
4 months ago ( translate )

Honza said:

Lovely shot !
4 months ago

HappySnapper said:

Super shot Roy, I saw a small white which the BTO would not let me record as a sighting saying it was out of season. Bit annoyed because I know what I saw.
4 months ago

Roy Lowry replied to HappySnapper:

Thanks Maurice. I photographed an underwing shot of a small white last Sunday and references give the first brood flying from mid-April (http://www.ukbutterflies.co.uk/species.php?species=rapae) . This has been an exceptionally warm spring that could well bring imago emergence forward by a week or so. So, I'm not convinced by their dismissal. The British discovery of the ozone hole was due to 'quality control' along those lines by NASA - they saw it but didn't believe they'd seen i!!
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Claudine Gaulier-Den… said:

superbe
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Claudia G said:

Superbe macro !
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Roger Dodger said:

Excellent capture.
4 months ago ( translate )