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Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Flowers and flutters

I’ll kick off with a Musk Mallow. Here’s another,

A lovely spread of Common Knapweed next,

and a Foxglove.


The last flower for now. A White Campion, shining like a light in the long grass.


A few flutters next. A Small Skipper,


and a Large Skipper.


Underside of a Ringlet,


Underside of a Speckled Wood,


and the last flutter for now, a Marbled White.



Here’s a pair, ensuring the next generation.


That’s the girl on top, by the way.
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We’ll have some birds next time.
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Oh ok then; just one for now,
A Goldcrest.
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Enjoy the rest of the week.
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33 comments:

  1. Just beautiful again Keith. The Mallows with the water droplets were very refreshing to see in this humid weather. All the flutter photos are lovely and so is the pretty little Goldcrest which posed beautifully for you!

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  2. A pleasure to watch your portfolio

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  3. Really fabulous set of images Keith. The pair of Marbled White is quite a find and the Goldcrest, well what can I say.!

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  4. Another beautiful set Keith :)
    Love the flowers - nice to see this shining light in all that grass ;)
    My fav of the butterflies ? Really can't make a choice ... all of them are beautiful :)

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  5. What a nice selection, Keith. Hope you;re keeping well.

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  6. These photos are beautiful too. The penultimate is my favourite.

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  7. Another cracking set of close up from the master shooter and the flutters sat still for you. FAB.

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  8. once again, very nice. hum... the girl on top and I thought it was a reflection....

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  9. What a lovely bunch of pictures you have made Keith, every one is beautiful.

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  10. Hi Keith,
    What a lovely post... it is nice to see your environment from flowers to bird. I love the butterflies shots, they are really great. But man, the goldcrest, I'll pay to get a shot like that... They are so fast, I never managed to capture one correctly!

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  11. These are so beautiful! Thanks!

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  12. Very Inspiring photos. Each and eveyone is stunning, So glad I have found you.
    I adroe the photo third from the top.

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  13. Very nice serie of images, the flowers are jsut awseome and colorfull ;)

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  14. Another great line of images. Partial to the butterflies.

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  15. NICE!!! I love the flutters!!! We havent had as many butterflies as we normally do--so this was a real treat!!

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  16. Love the ringlet and the marbled white, both are so beautiful

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  17. With beautiful images like that, I definitely will. Love the flower collection. Hope all is well otherwise, and yourself have a good week too. Anna :)

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  18. Thank you Jan. We had a heavy shower the night before I took the ‘Mallow’ shots. Made everything look magical with the droplets.

    Claudia, thank you for your comment. Appreciate it, and glad you enjoy the pictures.

    Thanks Roy. I went searching for the Marbled White, where I found them last year, and got lucky straight away. The problem was, they wouldn’t settle; until I found this pair lol
    The Goldcrest was taken at RSPB Sandy, in the garden.

    Emma, thank you. Yea, I’m enjoying the good weather at the moment. :)

    Pescalune, thank you. Doesn’t seem to be so many birds about at the moment, so the butterflies and flowers take centre stage for now. And Damsels and Dragons, later :)

    Kozma, thank you. Had a long search for that shot. :)

    Cheers Frank. I think these butterflies are harder than birds at times lol

    Thanks Ginger. They were like a mirror image lol

    Thank you Bob. Appreciate your comments :)

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  19. Cheers Chris. I spent quite a while taking the Goldcrest shots. I found two busily chasing each other one morning. I just sat watching, with the camera. Great to watch them; and yea, they do move pretty quick, and don’t seem to keep still for long.

    Betty, thank you. Glad you enjoyed them :)

    Lisa, thank you for stopping by, and commenting. Appreciate it. Hope to see you again.

    Dominic, thank you for your comment.

    Dale, thank you. I’m sure you have some beauties over there.

    Thanks Dixxe. I’ve not seen so many yet this year, either. I think the hard winter took its toll a bit.

    Thank you Wilma. Two very beautiful butterflies, that have lovely markings under their wings.

    Anna, thank you for your comments. The sun is shining here again. So far so good ;)

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  20. Oh Keith, what al lot of wonderful nature impressions! The butterflies are great and the flowers are lovely. I wish you a nice weekend and a lot of inspiration. A big hug, Luzia.

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  21. Keith, everything is just gorgeous. The dew drops on the second flower are so pretty. It's my favorite...

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  22. A-MAZ-ING shots as per Keith wish I had a frock incorporating the designs and colours of the two flutters. Nature and its delights are really inspirational. A gold star for you this week

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  23. Luzia, thank you for your comment. Hope your weekend is good too. :)

    Thanks Kelly. A few drops of water can make such a difference.

    Debbie, thank you. I'll wear my star with a smile :)

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  24. Thank you for your visit.. I will be back. Its funny I was here a few times . The name of your photography I thought I knew but wasnt sure. Happy to have you with once more.
    Your insprie me to say the least. Outstanding ..Really beautiful.
    I remember Swamppy.:)

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  25. Lisa, thank you for your kind words. Appreciate it.

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  26. these are all excellent - love the depth of field on that third one down. Beautiful butterflies, too. and the angle on the Goldcrest is super cute!

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  27. Jill, thank you. Appreciate your comments :)

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  28. Great shot of those marbled whites: not ones that I have seen before. And a lovely shot of the Goldcrest. :-)

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  29. Thanks Kerry. I love seeing those Marbled Whites around. Such lovely markings on them.

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  30. You have a great blog.
    Your photos are wonderful!

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  31. Espresso, thank you for stopping by, and leaving a comment. :)

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  32. really fabulous images.FANTASTIC shout of these pictures i impressed by marbled whites.


    Gifts to Pakistan

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