Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Green Gem

Green Hairstreak
Callophrys rubi

37 comments:

Eva Gonçalves said...

Lovely!! I don't think I've ever seen (or noticed) one of these butterflies before!

Deanna said...

I have never seen a butterfly this color, it is almost neon...wonderful capture!! Thanks so much for all your lovely comments on my blog, so appreciated.

psychelyn said...

This is a Big WOW! It's a great shot. You got it sharp at the moment and the cute lil butterfly's face is visible. Oh, I just find this picture so lovely.

TexWisGirl said...

SOOO beautiful!

S. Etole said...

Beautiful color contrast.

Nancy said...

Only word describes this photo and that is BREATHTAKING.....

ShySongbird said...

What an absolutely delightful blog you have here and so aptly named! Your beautiful photos are indeed 'breathtaking' :-) You are so lucky to have so much lovely light and sunshine there!

I was fascinated to see how many species we have in common with you. We even get occasional visits from the Hoopoe which I saw on your earlier post. Unfortunately I live too far inland to see them when they sometimes drop in during their Spring migration.

I shall put myself on your followers and come back as often as I can. Thank you so much for visiting my blog :-)

CR said...

Great photo! Beautiful!

Ian said...

The sounding cataract
Haunted me like a passion:the tall rock,
The mountain, and the deep and gloomy wood,
Their colours and their forms, were then to me
An appetite; a feeling and a love,
That had no need of a remoter charm,
By thought supplied, nor any interest
Unborrowed from the eye.x

Lines composed...above Tintern Abbey. Wordsworth.

Nava said...

This is so pretty--love the colors.

ShySongbird said...

So sorry, I didn't say how much I liked this particular photo! Such a pretty butterfly which we have here too but which I have never actually seen.

Breathtaking said...

Eva
You probably never noticed them because in the first place,the Hairstreaks are not only very small,but because of their colour,they are very well camouflaged,but as you say lovely little butterflies.:)XX

Breathtaking said...

Deanna
First of all,I thank you, for all the beautiful photos you share,it's a pleasure to visit you, and when I make a comment it's so well deserved,-your photography is fantastic.:)

The Hairstreak's wings do have a silky appearance,and in bright sun light they can appear to shine.

Breathtaking said...

Psychelyn
Ha ha,your enthusiasm is heart warming, thankyou.Yes I think it's got a
cute little face too,- must be those gorgeous large eyes!!

Breathtaking said...

TexWisGirl
Thankyou, so glad you like it:)

Breathtaking said...

S. Etole
Yes, Green and blue go so well together,they are my favourite colours!!
Thanks for passing by.:)

Breathtaking said...

Nancy
Thankyou,I must admit to holding my breath when I saw, and until I had
taken this photo.As it's such an active little butterfly I thought that at any moment it might fly away. So glad you like it.

Breathtaking said...

CR
Thankyou so much.:)

Breathtaking said...

Ian
The Wordsworth poem is unknown to me and very beautiful,thankyou for
sharing it with me on this post.Speak to you soon.X

Breathtaking said...

Nava
Yes it's a pretty butterfly, and when it flew to rest on the blue flower
I held my breath whilst I took the photo, for moments like these don't happen to me very often.Glad you passed by.:)

Breathtaking said...

ShySongbird
Lovely to hear from you,and thankyou for following my blog.The way my blog was named came about one day, when my daughter and I were thinking of a suitable name to call it,without much success,when my daughter suggested I named it Breathtaking because she knew I always hold my
breath when taking a photo!! Thankyou for such lovely comments.:)

magda said...

This photo is breathtaking!!!!!!!
Fantastic colors, lovely!!!
Congratulations

ioan moldovan said...

A great photo! Green, yellow and purple blend very beautiful!
Many greetings!

Brown Eyes said...

Lovely

Giga said...

Nie widziałam jeszcze takiego motyla. Ma prześliczne zdjęcie. Pozdrawiam.
I've never seen such a butterfly. It has a lovely picture. Yours.

Breathtaking said...

Magda
Thankyou my friend,so glad you like it.

Breathtaking said...

ioan moldovan
I also like this colour combination,thankyou so much for your comment.

Breathtaking said...

Brown Eyes
Thankyou,since seeing this Green Hairstreak, I have seen several, but
not one on these blue flowers!!

Breathtaking said...

Giga
The Green Hairstreak is seen in all of Europe, but is so well camauflaged because of it's colour which blends in so well with grass and foliage,that it is difficult to spot unless it alights on a different colour.Luckily for me it did!! So glad you like it.:)

Anonymous said...

Well Sonjia , I really like your latest pics keep them coming, hope you're both well xxxxx PS we have Portuguese type weather here at the Mo!!

Breathtaking said...

Anonymous
Thankyou.

Fernanda said...

Literaly a green Gem on a wondeeful lilac flower.

Hug

fotolabida1 said...

ΠΑΝΕΜΟΡΦΗ !!!ΤΕΛΕΙΑ!!!!
ΚΑΛΗΜΕΡΑ!!!!1

Breathtaking said...

Fernanda
How nice of you to pass by again.thankyou so much for your comment.
bjs

Breathtaking said...

fotolabida1
And a very good morning to you!!Welcome,and thankyou for your lovely comment.

Gaspar de Jesus said...

Fabulosas macro-fotografias!
Parabéns
G.J.

Breathtaking said...

Gaspar de Jesus
Thankyou,I appreciate your comment
so much.:)

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