Saturday, 6 July 2013

A Little Clouded Today


The Clouded Yellow Colias crócea ( Pieridae )

 

 
Resting Clouded Yellows rarely if ever open their wings fully. In flight the dominant orange-yellow wing colour can be seen. The upper wings have a broad dark brown margin.

36 comments:

Bob Bushell said...

Oh yes, the Clouded Yellow is my favourites, and you brought it out with your camera, cheers.

Isa said...

Ce papillon est ravissant ! bon we !!

Giga said...

Cute picture. Great trumpet butterfly shown. Yours.

Rita Vaselli said...

Great Pictures!
So NICE... I'm looking at this beautiful micro-world through your eyes!
I wish you nice week end! Warm hugs,Rita.

Terri said...

Nice captures!

Maria said...

I really like how you captured the coiled proboscis at one moment and then how you showed it stretching out to drink the nectar. Incredible!

TexWisGirl said...

very beautiful shots!

Breathtaking said...

Bob Bushell
It's a bright and cheerful sight, no wonder it's your favourite Bob.

Breathtaking said...

Je suis d'accord Isa, c'est un bijou jaune.

Breathtaking said...

Giga
Thank you Giga:) It was a lucky shot.

Breathtaking said...

Rita Vaselli
Thank you Rita:) These bright butterflies are an absolute joy to see, so pleased you like them.

Have a wonderful weekend too.
Hugs and kisses:=)

Breathtaking said...

Terri
Thank you Terri:)

Have a great weekend:)

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Breathtaking said...

Maria
Thank you! Yes, I was lucky to capture the proboscis in different positions.

marijke said...

The way it possed for you, wow!!
You made great photo's. Overhere not many butterfly's to see helas. The has been cold for a long time and it's getting better now. I hope they are flying out with the warmth we have at the moment.
Have a wonderful sunday Sonjia

Trollstubben foto said...

Hello
Nice photo.
You are a very talented photographer.
Have a nice day tomorrow.
Karin

Adam said...

great shots

Stephanie said...

Oh this is such a pretty butterfly! I have yellow ones coming into my garden. They flutter here and there very quickly. Also with your close-up I am not sure if it is the same butterfly that I have.

Breathtaking said...

marijke
They pose quite nicely on the Lantana, and seem to come back to the same spot when disturbed. So I always get a second chance to get a shot. I hope to see some butterfly shots in your garden soon:)

Enjoy your Sunday Marijke:)

Breathtaking said...

Trollstubben
Thank you so much for your visit and your lovely comment:)

Breathtaking said...

Adam
Thank you Adam:=)Thanks for stopping by, have a great Sunday.

Breathtaking said...

Stephanie
It could be the same butterfly. Sorry you could not be sure if it's the same one that you see in your garden.

Enjoy your Sunday:)

Joke (Jokes Camera) said...

Oh wow, you have photographed him very well, Sonjia. Especially the second and third one, on which we see the tongue so clearly. I love that beautiful butterfly. Excellent series. Greetings, Joke

Frank said...

A beauty. I haven't seen one for some time.

Breathtaking said...

Joke
Thank you Joke:)I am pleased that the proboscis shows clearly on the photos, but I was unsuccessful in getting shots of the Clouded Yellow with wings open to show the brown margin, a rare sight but one
I love to see. Maybe next time!
Have a good week:)

Breathtaking said...

Frank
Yes indeed, a lovely butterfly, especially when the wings are open.

Have a good week:)

ZielonaMila said...

Wonderful images:) Greetings

Breathtaking said...

ZielonaMila

Thank you for your very nice comment:)

Have a good week!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Oh my goodness that seriously might be the most beautiful butterfly I've ever seen.

Breathtaking said...

Optimistic Existentialist

It is a beauty Keith, simple yet elegant. Thank you for passing by:)

Noushka said...

Wonderful butterfly and superb photos!
Many thanks for your sweet fidelity, you are patient with me!!
I much appreciate your visits!

Breathtaking said...

Noushka
Thank you Noushka. I know how difficult it can be to visit blogs sometimes, when there are so many other things we want to do.I hope you had a good trip:)

Mary Brown said...

Butterflies make and distribute life in this blog. I love the photos in which they are protagonists. Kisses

Breathtaking said...

Mary Brown
Thank you so much:) They are my favourite insects to photograph. They fill me with joy, as does sharing them with all of you.

Carol said...

I love your title Breathtaking and I love these beautiful butterflies. Lovely portraits! Their green eyes and pink borders are so fun. I have not seen any lately, though they were here earlier. The birds find them tasty no doubt. Thank you for your comment. I would love to see your gardens. I promise that mine are being allowed to grow quite wildly right now.

Breathtaking said...

Carol
Thank you Carol I like to have fun with my titles if possible! I saw a Clouded Yellow this afternoon, but unfortunately my camera was on the wrong setting. Only discovered my error a few mins ago:( One day I will probably show more of my garden, but it's definately the survival of the fittest on my patch.
Thank you for passing by:)

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