Monday, 2 September 2013

A High Flyer

The Purple-shot Copper ( L. a gordius)





It's now been two years and thirty days since I started my blog. It was a Mother's Day present from my daughter, and one of the nicest gifts I have ever received, and one that continues to give me pleasure. She helped me set it up, and even chose the header photograph, one she already had in her possession. I have kept the same header all this time for sentimental reasons, but now think it's about time I changed it every so often,:)) especially since I feel my photography has improved a little. You still won't always see sharp images, but I hope you will see beauty. The Purple-shot Copper have upperwings that are coppery orange and dark-spotted in males, but orange-brown with dark spots in females. Both have violet sheen.Found in mountain meadows.Wingspan 4cm, and flight period from June to July.

53 comments:

Joke (Jokes Camera) said...

That was a fantastic gift from your daughter, Sonjia. I always enjoy the beauty of nature on your pictures. I'm regularly amazed about the beautiful butterflies you have there. Gorgeous series again. Greetings from the Netherlands, Joke

Bob Bushell said...

A gift that you needed, your daughter must have deep feelings for you, lovely.
The butterflies in your blog are excellent.

Eva Gonçalves said...

:) And what a good idea it was!! I'm so pleased it gives you so much pleasure! If I had known, I would've done it much sooner!!!! xxx

Teresa said...

Es preciosa. Besitos.

Adam said...

cool butterfly

TexWisGirl said...

and i'm glad to have you in my blog neighborhood. :)

this butterfly is very pretty - such a change from blue body to bright orange wings!

Nancy said...

I love your new header; what a beauty......Your images are always breathtaking and of the most beautiful of creatures God has created....

Giga said...

You have ever since the time change the header, so as not to bind up odwiedzjących you. The butterfly is very nice. Yours.

Our photos said...

WoW! Beautiful photos.
Greetings, RW & SK

S. Etole said...

You share the color and detail of nature so beautifully.

Julie Hargreaves said...

Beautiful photos

NickMorgan said...

What a beautiful little butterfly. I completely agree with you about photographs. It is the story that they portray that is important, not that they are perfectly focused or exposed! Happy two years and thirty days' anniversary!

Maria said...

The colors are so enchanting and vibrant. I really like these with the colors of the flowers.

Breathtaking said...

Joke (Jokes Camera)

Thank you Joke:) It was an unusual gift, and very much appreciated in every way. Without it, I would never have connected with so many people all over the world.

Have a good week Joke:)

Breathtaking said...

Bob Bushell
Thank you so much Bob, I love photographing butterflies. My daughter is very thoughtful, and it was an insightful gift:)

Stephanie said...

Beautiful colours!! And your daughter how wonderful. Keep blogging yeah :-D

Breathtaking said...

Eva
Hello Love, actually I think your gift came at exactly the right time:) LY xxx

Breathtaking said...

Teresa
Thank you Teresa! It's nice to see you here:)

Breathtaking said...

Adam
It's a sweet little butterfly, so pleased you think it's cool:)
Have a good week!

Breathtaking said...

TexWisGirl

Such a lovely thing to say:) but I feel the same way, connecting with people from all over the globe who (I now consider my friends) is one of the wonderful things about blogging.

This tiny butterfly really stands out amongst the plants because of it's vibrant colours.

Breathtaking said...

Nancy
Thank you so much Nancy:)Butterflies are my favourite insect. So pleased you like my new header:)

Breathtaking said...

Giga
Thank you Giga:)I was reluctant to change it, because each time I looked at my old header it constantly reminded me of my daughters thoughtful gift.

Have a good week:)

Breathtaking said...

Our photos
Many thanks to you both:)

Breathtaking said...

S. Etole
Thank you Susan:) Sharing in Blogland is my pleasure.

Breathtaking said...

Julie Hargreaves

Thank you Julie:)

Have a good week!

Breathtaking said...

Nick Morgan

Hello Nick:) It is indeed a sweet little butterfly, and a regular visiter to my garden every year. It always heads streight for my Santolina plants and then on to the Heather! As much as I enjoy taking photos, my love of nature has always come before photography.

It doesn't seem as though it's been over two years since I first started this blog, but Im so glad I did:)

Breathtaking said...

Stephanie
Colour makes the world come alive,
and the Purple-shot Copper is a real gem in blue and orange. So pleased you like the colours in this photo:) My daughter is another gem:)
See you soon!

Breathtaking said...

Maria
Thank you Maria:)Always so kind:)
See you soon.

Antonio Pesk@ said...

Unas mariposas de lujo,con un colorido espectacular.Fantasticas fotos
Saludos

Breathtaking said...

Antonio Pesk@

Así que contento de verte por aquí! Gracias Antonio por tu comentario muy generoso.

Olga said...

So beautiful!Great job, Sonjia!

Breathtaking said...

Olga
What a nice surprise:) Thank you for your very nice comment.

vitorchuvashortstories said...

Hello Sonjia!

Congratulations on the two years and one month of your blog.
I don`t know what it looked like when you started, but, definitely, now it looks just great: always a delight to look at - just like with this new post!

Have a good week!
Vitor

Breathtaking said...

vitorchuvashortstories

Thank you Vitor for your congratulations,I have loved every minute.Thank you also, for your lovely comment about this post and my blog.:)

Enjoy your week!

Stiletto ElsieXie said...

An amazing gift for a talented mum from a thoughtful daughter. Your photography has consistently been excellent as is well illustrated by this series of shots.

Kerri Farley said...

Oh wow......these are stunning!

Ercotravels said...

Great shots
Regards
Our new post about Last Home of the Indian Khur Species

Breathtaking said...

Stiletto ElsieXie

Thank you so much Stiletto, for your very kind words. My photography is a little hit and miss, but the main thing is to show natures many wonders.Having said that, I really appreciate that you enjoy my posts.

Breathtaking said...

Kerrie Farley
Thank you Kerrie,...so pleased you think so.:)

Breathtaking said...

Ercotravels

Thank you for stopping by and leaving a nice comment.

Rita Vaselli said...

Wonderful photography, Sonija dear!
Thank you for presenting your daughter and her work ... Also we are a family of bloggers, each with different outcomes and different topics!

Happy blog anniversary!
I wish much success in life and blogs for you and for Eva!
Hugs and kisses,Rita.

Linda R said...

WOW!! I really do love these photos..

Hugs~

Breathtaking said...

Rita Vaselli
Thank you so much Rita:) I really appreciate your visit to my daughter's blogs. She is the writer in the family, and has had two of her stories published, and has a book of short stories coming out soon. Thank you also for your good wishes,and your congratulations for the anniversary of my blog.
Sending you the warmest of hugs, and have a good weekend.Kisses:)

Breathtaking said...

Linda R
It's nice to get a WOW, now and again,:) thank you Linda.

Enjoy your weekend!

Isa said...

Belles photos avec de belles couleurs ! un grand bravo !

Breathtaking said...

Isa
Merci Isa, Vous êtes très gentil!
Avoir un bon week-end.

Noushka said...

Hello Sonjia,
Many thanks for your kind comment, and truly happy you managed some Id's through it.
This butterfly is exquisite and so well photographed!
I don't think we have it here in France... I will try to check if I find a minute!!!
Your "Awesome ruler" is fantastic and so sharp, excellent pics there too!
Cheers, keep well!

Senna said...

:)

fascinating photographs - the colors are amazing!

regards Senna

Breathtaking said...

Nouska
Nice to see you here Eileen:)and thank you for your, kind words.
Take care.

seijastiina said...

Lovely butterfly pictures ♥

Mary Brown said...

A daughter full of qualities of who I really miss. Your photos are very good and are beautifully in the header of the blog. Congratulations for another year. kisses

Breathtaking said...

Mary Brown
Thank you for your kind words! I will let Eva know she is missed. She still writes, and is hoping to have her book of short stories published in October.

So pleased you like the header, and thank you again for your congratulations.
Kisses.

marijke said...

Wow what a beautiful butterfly and photo's. Having a camera learned me to see the beauty of nature.
Have a wonderful sunday Sonjia

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