David Lloyd

David Lloyd

Posted on 04/25/2016


Photo taken on April 25, 2016

1/1000 ISO 500

SONY ILCE-6000

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Orange Tip Butterfly.

Orange Tip Butterfly.
Female Orange Tip Butterfly. I think this is a juvenile as the wing tips have not yet turned orange.

Slight crop and minimal processing, it's a decent picture straight out of the camera. Not bad for a 1980's Soligor 24 -45 zoom lens that I rescued from a dealers box of junk and paid £5 for. Once cleaned the lens is in perfect condition, and the range makes it a perfect walkabout lens.

Sony A6000
Soligor CD. 24-45 / 3.5-4.5

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tarboat
tarboat
It's a female, they don't have Orange wing tips.
2 years ago.
Richard Nuttall
Richard Nuttall
Yes its a female alright, nice shot
2 years ago.
David Lloyd
David Lloyd
There's one small area where I see these, which is along the route of the power lines through the woods where the tall trees have been cleared and there's just dense low growth of brambles and scrappy saplings.
Thank's for clearing up it's a regular female, I wasn't sure about that.
2 years ago.
Richard Nuttall
Richard Nuttall
They are quite common around here but they tend to feed mostly on the cuckoo flower, so maybe that explains their locality. Usually if the weather has not been kind the cuckoo flowers are late coming and the Orange tips suffer accordingly, but so far it seems a good year , this year.
2 years ago.
David Lloyd
David Lloyd
I do believe cuckoo flowers are to be found in the clearing through the woods where the power lines cross. A fine example of nature taking advantage of a particular environment.
2 years ago.