Thursday, 10 March 2016

At last a Butterfly, and a Gate for Good Fences.


The Comma Nymphalis c-album (Nymphalidae)
 

The sombre underwings are marked with a white comma.like shape.
 

It's one of the most distinctive European butterflies because of the colour and shape of it's wings.
 

It's ragged margins are easily recognizable even in silhouette.  Here are a few of last summers sightings.
 

Flight period is from March -September, in two broods.
 

It is widespread and common, and I love to see it in my garden.
 

Last but not least a gate for Thereas meme Good Fences, with these lovely Trumpet flowers.
 

GOOD FENCES

39 comments:

matti juhani niilola said...

Hi. Great photos of the Comma Nymphalis c-album

Stewart M said...

Splendid butterfly - and its sitting on what my Mum used to call "butterfly bush'

cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Christine said...

Hello and thank you for sharing your wonderful close up photos of this beautiful butterfly! The colours are just gorgeous!
That is a lovely old gate to find and it looks like it might be hidden soon under the huge spread of the creeper and its blooms!
Enjoy your day!

Ela said...

What beautiful butterflies !!!
Fantastic photos !!
Greetings

eileeninmd said...

Hello, beautiful butterfly captures. The flowers are lovely. The entrance and gate look gorgeous with those trumpet flowers. Great find. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

Buttons Thoughts said...

Oh, your photos are absolutely stunning. Love the fence. B

Cranberry Morning said...

What beautiful creation, so we'll photographed! I enjoyed reading your profile bio too.

TexWisGirl said...

the butterfly is lovely, but wow, that stone wall, gate and vine!

Shug said...

Amazing photos......so crisp and clear! Enjoyed my visit here this morning!! Have a Blessed Day

Nancy Chan said...

Gorgeous butterfly and flowers photos. Beautiful fence and trumpet flowers.

Teresa said...

Esta mariposa es preciosa. Saludos.

Bob Bushell said...

Fantastic images of the Comma (Polygonia c-album), beautiful.

Peggy Jones said...

Some magnificent photos and I love the fence contribution. Can't beat a fence an flowers.

Debbie said...

they look especially beautiful, surrounded in purple!! very cool seed pods??? /comma...i saw those yesterday while riding my bike!!

the gate is gorgeous, our trumpet flowers/vines never look that pretty!!!

Jeevan said...

Love the gate, and the shrubs bloomed around! Very interesting shots and butterflies at shoot

Felicia said...

so very pretty.

carol l mckenna said...

Beautiful photography of the butterfly and that stone wall makes a great fence and creative gate too!

Happy Weekend coming to you ~ ^_^

Bas van Es said...

geweldig z,on mooie tuin.

Ida said...

What a pretty butterfly.
Loved that gate with the trumpet vine spilling over onto it.

Nick Morgan said...

Lucky you!! Hopefully we won't be too far behind you and I'll see my first butterfly of the year soon. I have managed to find some hibernating butterflies and some chrysalises, though!!

Giga said...

Beautiful views of butterflies on the plants. It looks pretty shrub on the fence. Regards.

Gosia k said...

great butterflies

Phil Slade said...

It's just too early (and cold) for butterflies where I live but it's warming up soon when I hope to see the Comma and others.

Cloudia said...

TREASURES!

Rose said...

Oh, my goodness, these are wonderful! So sharp and clear....

Denise inVA said...

Outstanding! Love to see the butterflies. Can't wait to see ours :)

Celestina Marie said...

Beautiful butterfly and gate. You captured some great photos. Love the flowers trailing by the gate. So pretty and cottage charming. Thanks for sharing. Have a nice weekend ahead. xo

Loco mente said...

Thanks a lot for sharing these beautiful pictures... :)

hmuxo said...

Beautiful photos....but I have to admit ..that last photo of the gate with the flowers is a favorite .....nice photography as always!!! :)

Stiletto ElsieXie said...

I love this flower, Buddliea, I think. I once brought a cutting back from Ireland but alas it didn't take.

Joke (Joke's Camera) said...

This is one of my favorite butterflies, Sonjia. Great series. And your fence is fabulous. I envy your sunny climate. Everything looks so much better with sunshine. I wish you a sunny and great weekend. Greetings, Joke

Stuart Price said...

Well it is a nice fence/wall..............

ellen b said...

Beautiful photos. It's always so nice to capture a beautiful butterfly. Love the gate with the overflowing trumpet flowers.

Anne Hagman-Niilola said...

Nymphalis c-album is a beautiful butterfly. It should be here in the spring. Waiting for that it would achieve describe the moths.

Tony McGurk said...

Beautiful Butterfly. It's interesting that the underside of it's wings look like a dried up leaf. Great camouflage & that's a beautiful fence & gate with the Trumpet Flowers over it.

Gunilla Bäck said...

Gorgeous captures of the butterflies!

David Gascoigne said...

We have several species of comma here in North America and they look quite similar to the one you portray.

Stephanie said...

Stunning images. Wonderful fence shot as well.

Belén Menéndez Solar said...

¡Preciosa colección de mariposas!. Un saludo desde Asturias (España).

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