Saturday, 30 June 2012

The Mountaineer


Purple-shot Copper
(L. a. gordius)







This Purple.shot Copper butterfly is so bright and pretty that I just couldn't stop taking photos of it! This beautiful little butterfly is seldom seen below 1,000m. It can be found in the Alps, Pyrenees, and other neighbouring ranges.

40 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

wow! amazing looking! blue body and orange wings!

S. Etole said...

That blue body is so striking with the orange wings. Great images.

ShySongbird said...

Beautiful photos of a lovely butterfly and it looks so pretty on the yellow flower! I would want to take lots of photos of it too :-)

manuela baptista said...

tão bonito!!

não há palavras


um beijo

Anna said...

Hello and Good Afternoon,Awesome what colors! Enjoy your weekend, Anna

Filip and Kristel said...

Amazing pictures and colours. One of the best butterfly pictures I have ever seen.

Greetings,
Filip

CameraCruise said...

Wow, stunning shots of the beautiful butterfly.

susan said...

wonderful photos, fantastic colours!!

Bob Bushell said...

I've never heard about this one before, it's brilliant butterfly.

Breathtaking said...

TexWisGirl
Yes, you're right, it is pretty amazing. When I first saw it I could'nt believe my eyes.There are plenty orange butterflies but not with a blue body, which makes it a bit special.

Breathtaking said...

S. Etole
Yes, thats true! The combination of blue and orange has great impact. It's a super little butterfly.Glad you like the photos.

Breathtaking said...

ShySongbird
Thank you!I'm sure you would take many photo's.I couldn't help myself! I might even have got carried away and taken a couple of hundred!!

Breathtaking said...

manuela baptista
I think I gasped audibly when I saw this orange and blue butterfly!
I'm so pleased you like the photos.

Breathtaking said...

Anna
Hello Anna! Thank you for passing by. I'm so pleased you like the photos.:)

Breathtaking said...

Filip and Kristel
Thank you for such a generous comment. I really appreciate your
visit.

Breathtaking said...

CameraCruise
Thank you! I really don't think I could have taken a bad photo of this pretty butterfly. It stayed perfectly still, and came day after day to the same spot.If only they were all as obliging!!

Breathtaking said...

Susan
Thank you Sue
It's a stunning little butterfly
and I'm so pleased you like the photos.

Jerry said...

Wow what a superb butterfly - that blue body is amazing. Great shots too!

Giga said...

Śliczny motylek i ma śliczne zdjęcia. Pozdrawiam.
Beautiful butterfly and has a beautiful picture. Yours.

Breathtaking said...

Bob Bushell
This little butterfly is seldom seen below 1,000m.They are seen in the Pyrenees and in the mountain
meadows of the Alps. I live on a mountain side!!

Breathtaking said...

Jerry
Thank you Jerry! Yes, it's definately an eye catcher, small but very pretty.

Breathtaking said...

Giga
Thank you Giga! I'm so pleased you like it.:)

Giancarlo said...

Favolose queste tue fotografie, brava! felice inizio settimana a te...ciao

Breathtaking said...

Giancarlo
Thank you so much! You have a good week too!

ioan moldovan said...

Wonderful series! Your butterflies are so beautiful!
Greetings!

Breathtaking said...

ioan moldovan
Thank you! These mountaineers are
a delight to photograph.So glad you like them!

Gaspar de Jesus said...

Wonderful pictures of butterflies! The camp meeting that I escape me ... laughs.
G.J.

Len said...

Stunning colour contrasts. No butterflies in my garden this year and very few elsewhere. A sign of climate change? As predicted it's Wimbledon so it's raining!

Breathtaking said...

Len

Thank you Len! It was a bright sunny day when I took these photos
so the colour contrasts show very well. Butterflies started to appear in my garden as far back as March! Haven't seen any for three days though due to rain.

Edu. Matos said...

Que beleza

Brown Eyes said...

Breathtaking they are wonderful. Butterflies are beautiful and these pictures are full of detail, until you see the hair. Kisses

Lasse said...

Lovely photos !

Breathtaking said...

Gaspar de Jesus
It's always a pleasure when you visit!Thank you for your humourous comment Gaspar,you made me smile.:)

These butterflies are pretty wonderful.They are mountaineers because they are seldom seen below 1,000m.They can be found in the Pyrenees, and in the mountain meadows of the Alps.I'm so pleased they found the mountain side where I live!!

Breathtaking said...

Edu. Matos
That is precisely what I thought when I saw them.Que beleza!! Thank you for passing by.

Breathtaking said...

Brown Eyes
Grin! I know what you mean about the hairs. At one time I thought it was only moths which have hairs,but the camera does'nt lie.
Thank you for your visit.I will visit you soon, and then take a short break from blogging for a while.

Breathtaking said...

Lasse
Thank you Lasse! I appreciate your comment.

Eva Gonçalves said...

:) Seeing as I've seen these before.. and told you how lovely they are, :)Just wanted to add I realy love the whole sequence. Breathtaking, is all that comes to mind. XX

Breathtaking said...

Eva
Thank you love! These little butterflies certainly took my breath away.Glad you like them!XX

Silenciosamente ouvindo... said...

Maravilhosas!!!
Bj.
Irene Alves
(Cede-me uma destas fotos?) para
colocar num dos meus blogues
com os devidos créditos.Basta
deixar um comentário.Bj

Breathtaking said...

silenciosamente ouvindo

Obrigado Irene!Pode usar uma fotografia minha no seu blog com muito prazer.:)
S.G.

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