Saturday, 9 June 2012

Only have Eyes for you

The Peacock Butterfly
Nymphalis io (Nymphalidae)

The Peacock Butterfly basking in the sun on garden chair
Sun basking on warm surfaces is not unusual in many species of butterflies.
The eyespots and bright colours make the Peacock an unmistakable butterfly. 

49 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

gorgeous! i like your title, too! :)

Nava said...

So pretty!

CameraCruise said...

Wow, gorgeous photos of the beautiful butterfly.
Wish you a wonderful Sunday.
Mette

Anna said...

Hello, What Beauty, you take such beautiful pictures. Anna

Abhinav said...

So colorful and beautiful!

Breathtaking said...

TexWisGirl
Thank you Theresa! Finding a title is such fun,glad you like it.

Breathtaking said...

Nava
Yes! They are a very pretty butterfly,...one of my favourites.

Have a nice Sunday.

Breathtaking said...

Camera Cruise
Thank you Mette!Enjoy your Sunday too and thanks for passing by.

Breathtaking said...

Ana
Thank you Anna! Good luck with your new website.:)

Breathtaking said...

Abhinav
Yes indeed! I am always in awe of their beauty.
Thank you for your visit.

susan said...

absolutely fabulous!!!!!

Len said...

Len,
Few butterflies in my garden so far this wet and windy Summer.Love the pics and always liked the song!

Breathtaking said...

Susan
Thank you Sue! See you next week.

Breathtaking said...

Len
Hello, and welcome to my blog!

We are having some rain too,but on the whole can't complain,as we have had a lot of sunny days this year.

Thank you so much for your very nice comment.
ps.I also like the song!!

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Gorgeous shots !

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Hi!!!.. lovely pictures with a good colors.. Regards

Breathtaking said...

Wong Ching Wah

Thank you so much for your lovely comment.:)

Breathtaking said...

Ana Minguez Corella
Hi!!
Thank you Ana.Nice of you to stop by.

Silenciosamente ouvindo... said...

São lindas estas borboletas e como
sempre muito bem fotografadas.
Bj.
Irene

Breathtaking said...

Silenciosamente ouvindo

Thank you so much.
Bjs.

S. Etole said...

The eyes have it for sure.

Breathtaking said...

S. Etole
They do!! They also play an important role in scaring off potential predators!!:)

Lasse said...

Very beautiful captures !!

Breathtaking said...

Lasse

Thank you Lasse.

Jerry said...

Lovely images of a lovely creature!

Giga said...

Twoje zdjęcia z pięknym motylem z oczami są świetne. Pozdrawiam.

Claudia said...

Wonderful pictures, lovely colours!

Breathtaking said...

Jerry
Thank you Jerry! They are a lovely butterfly.Not many around lately, due to the weather turning cold and rainy!!

Breathtaking said...

Giga
Thank you Giga! Those big eyes are
beautiful.

Len said...
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ShySongbird said...

Beautiful photos of a lovely butterfly! The only ones I have seen here this year have been very worn, over-wintered individuals. Hopefully we will see some newly emerged ones towards the end of July, I do hope so! The weather here has been devastating for our wildlife this year :-(

Breathtaking said...

Claudia
Thank you Claudia! Nice of you to say so!

Breathtaking said...

ShySongbird
Thank you!Yes it's very sad that your wild life suffered many losses this year.Saw something of this on Springwatch BBC2.Pity!!!

Fernanda said...

Magnificent.

I don't think I have seen a single butterfly this year :(

Thanks for sharing these wonders.

Breathtaking said...

Ola Fernanda
This very changable weather is certainly affecting our wild-life.

Were you in Jardilandia yesterday!

ioan moldovan said...

Gorgeous! Interesting title!

Breathtaking said...

ioan moldovan
Thank you!Finding a title is part of the fun!!

Brown Eyes said...

Good! kisses

Breathtaking said...

Brown Eyes
Thank you!They are lovely creatures to photograph.
Kisses right back to you.

Bob Bushell said...

Lovely butterflies, and the Peacock is superb.

Giancarlo said...

Stupende queste tue fotografie, brava!! un felice fine settimana a te...ciao

Breathtaking said...

Bob Bushell
Thank you Bob!It's a pretty butterfly to photograph.Have'nt seen one for over a week now, as we also have been having gloomy weather and some rain.This is the worst June I can ever remember!!

Breathtaking said...

Giancarlo
Thank you so much.

Have a nice weekend too.

Stuart Price said...

I can remember the excitement when i first saw one of these near Windermere when I was a kid.........

Anonymous said...

All great art is but a vision of creation,
Near to God and near to nature,
Remote from worldly wisdom.
Manfred Kybeck
x

Breathtaking said...

Stuart Price

Hi Stuart
It's always exciting discovering
new species.Even now I still get a thrill when I see a beautiful butterfly.

Breathtaking said...

Anonymous
Thank you for leaving such a lovely
quote by M.K. Not one that I knew but it is very true.

psychelyn said...

Wow, how lucky you are having seen such a beautiful butterfly. I would be so delighted to see one in person. I'd say she has the most beautiful wings.

Breathtaking said...

psychelyn

Yes! I do feel lucky whenever I see
this particular species.It is such a showy butterfly, and those big eyes wow me every time!!

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