Saturday, 2 February 2013

Another Flutterby

The Meadow Fritillary
Melitaea parthenoides ( Nymphalidae )
The colourful orange upperwings are adorned with black markings, and the wing tips have chequered fringe.
Orange and white on underwings.
 
This small butterfly (wing span 4cm) favours open flowery meadows from lowlands to lower mountain slopes of around 2,ooom.

53 comments:

Nancy said...

Absolutely stunning....

Rita Vaselli said...

Dear Sonija,I'm always amazed from beauty of your pictures! True joy for my eyes and my hearth!!!

Maria said...

Beautiful light and close-up views, I image you are in Florida?

Breathtaking said...

Nancy
So nice to see you here Nancy.You have been away for so long. Hope everything is OK!

Thank you for your lovely comment, and I will visit you very soon.

Breathtaking said...

Rita Vaselli
Thank you Rita:) I am delighted that you like these photos, and will visit you as soon as I can.
See you soon.

Juliana said...

lucky shots! great mix of colours

xoxo, Juliana | PJ’ Happies :) | PJ’ Ecoproject

marijke said...

Great welcome back we had to miss your beautiful naturephoto's for a long time. Hope you are oke.
Have a wonderful weekend.

Breathtaking said...

Maria
Meri biem Maria!Cet été, j'ai pris beaucoup de photos de butterflies.In les mois d'été, la lumière est très bonne, ici au Portugal, mais dans le hiver, il peut être ennuyeux et pluvieux.

Breathtaking said...

Juliana
Yes, I was pleased to have spotted them.So glad you like the colours.

Bob Bushell said...

The best butterflies this year, cheers.

Breathtaking said...

Bob Bushell
Thank you Bob.They were taken in summer last year,so glad you like them. It's been raining almost none stop for weeks so I had to go to my bag of surprises!!

TexWisGirl said...

such beautiful patterns!

Breathtaking said...

TexWisGirl
Yes indeed!
Enjoy your weekend!

susan said...

fabulous!!!

ShySongbird said...

Hi Sonjia, Yet again your photos live up to your blog name. They really are breathtaking and they are also beautiful, my favourite is the first I think. Sadly, it isn't one we see here.

Breathtaking said...

Susan
Thank you Sue! It is a striking looking butterfly.

Breathtaking said...

Hi Jan!
Thank you,I'm so pleased that you like them.The first photo is also the one I like best.

Sonia Aguiar said...

Querida Sonjia, espero que estés recuperada del resfriado.
Me gustan mucho las tres fotos, has realizado un buen trabajo. Captas al detalle todo el esplendor de esta maraiposa.
Un abrazo y feliz sábado.

S. Etole said...

Such a pretty sight on this snowy February day.

Fallar said...

As you know, I was never very much interested with macro, but this are good goddamn pictures :)

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Muy bellas imágenes.. Congrat.. :-)

Breathtaking said...

Ana Minguez Corella
Thank you Ana:)

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Breathtaking said...

S. Etole
I will be posting more photos I took last summer, as it's been raining for weeks, and it's simply not good weather for taking photographs.I'm so pleased these summer photos brightened your day:)

Breathtaking said...

Fallar
Thank you!I really appreciate your
enthusiastic comment:)

Have a nice weekend!

Giga said...

Śliczny motyl i równie śliczne zdjęcia. pozdrawiam.
Pretty butterfly and equally beautiful pictures. Yours.

Len said...

Good to have you back on 'site' even if you had to go to your "store". Don't talk about rain. My tiny front garden is flooded so your breath of fluttery sunshine is truly appreciated.
Len

Breathtaking said...

Sonia Aguir
Dear Sonia,I am much better, thank you, and it feels good to be back.

Thank you for your lovely comment:)

Breathtaking said...

Giga
Thank you Giga:) I enjoyed your last photos so much, that I took a leaf from your book and showed unseasonal photos.

Breathtaking said...

Len
So sorry to learn of your flooded garden. I hope your plants have not suffered too much!

I'm so pleased you enjoyed looking at these summer photos:) Thank you for passing by.

Joke (Jokes Camera) said...

Glad you're back with a new post with beautiful butterflies. Stunning pictures, Sonjia. I enjoyed it very much. Have a nice sunday. Greetings. Joke

Isa said...

Joli papillon, et très belles photos ! bon dimanche !

Breathtaking said...

Joke
Thank you Joke,It's good to be back
I missed all my blogging friends.

So pleased you like the photos.

Have a nice Sunday also!

Breathtaking said...

Isa
Mersi Bien Isa! Bon Dimange!

Senna said...

Hello,

the flutterby ;) are great photographied and in a wonderful light are a lot of details to see!

Regards Senna

magda said...

Amazing photos my dear Sojia!!!
Congratulations for your talent!!!
Many greetings and kisses

Breathtaking said...

Senna
Hello Senna
Thank you for your generous comment
Senna, I amm so pleased you like them.
Have a nice day.

Breathtaking said...

Magda
Thank you Magda:)
Always a pleasure when you stop by.
Kisses right back to you.

Linda said...

Lovely close-ups! I am enjoying your fine photography.

Breathtaking said...

Linda
Thank you Linda:)Nice to see you here! See you at your place soon.

ioan moldovan said...

Gorgeous butterflies! I want to come the summer!
Many greetings!

My Meddling Mind said...

Oh my goodness, these photo's are amazing!

Breathtaking said...

ioan moldovan

Hi ioan:) I'm so pleased you like them:) It does make one yearn for warmer days, but spring is not far away.Thank you for your visit.

Breathtaking said...

My Meddling Mind

Thank you so much:)

Enjoy your day.

Mary Brown said...

This small butterfly favours open flowery meadows from lowlands to lower mountain slopes like your blog makes our day shine. kisses

Breathtaking said...

Mary Brown

Hi Brown Eyes:)
Nice of you to stop by again, and thank you for your lovely comment.

I wanted to make a comment on Just A Woman, but as I do not want to create a Google profile, I was unable to do so.

Patience is something we both share
and being close to nature, listening to music and keeping busy
keep me positive and happy.This is not to say I have not had dark days
we all do, but I also have my faith, which is also restorative.
I am blessed, and thankful:)

Martha Z said...

Another amazing series of images of these fluttery creatures.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Just when the caterpillar thought its life was over, it became a butterfly...

Breathtaking said...

Martha Z
Thank you Martha! It's my aim to photograph all European butterflies
and learn as much as I can about them.
Thanks for stopping by:)

Stiletto said...

Great macros. The wings look like parchment through filtered sunlight.The decorative patterns on the wings look more pretty when viewed from below.

Breathtaking said...

Optimistic Exsistentialist

This phenomenon is amazing,and surely one of natures truely miraculous transformations.

Thank you for your visit:)

Breathtaking said...

Stiletto
Thank you Stiletto:)I appreciate your generous observation.

Mary Brown said...

Can I take some time to come but end up looking at your beautiful photos and read the information attached.
I do not think you need to create a profile on google for comment on Just A Woman because you have a blog that is also on google. kisses

Breathtaking said...

Mary Brown

I'm so glad you came back! When I first tried to comment I must have gone to your Google Plus profile, instead of your Just A Woman blog.

After your second visit, I tried again, and had no trouble at all in getting there, and have become your latest follower.

I will visit again to comment very soon, as weekend is really family time. See you soon :=)

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