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Aug2013 305 Maniola tithonus - Gatekeeper on Senecio jacobaea - Ragwort

Aug2013 305 Maniola tithonus - Gatekeeper  on Senecio jacobaea - Ragwort
I'm missing these Gatekeepers now they have gone. They were there on this ragwort just outside our front door everyday to greet us in the mornings. They are known as the friendliest butterflies in Britain which is certainly what I found them to be though they seemed to like to tease me sometimes with my camera.

Maria W., Compostpyle, Jeanne, Nora Caracci VERY BUSY and 5 other people have particularly liked this photo


20 comments - The latest ones
Dave Hilditch
Dave Hilditch
Lovely image, Monica. The browns and yellows work so well together. It seems that the butterfly knows what to settle on to show it at its best!
Have a great weekend (despite the weather)
3 years ago.
Ashley Loy
Ashley Loy
What a beauty !!!!!!!! Wonderful colors and details !!!!!!!!
Great shot Monica !!!
3 years ago.
Janet Ulliott
Janet Ulliott
So Well Captured.
Wishing You a Great Weekend.
3 years ago.
Soeradjoen
Soeradjoen
Great catch, very sharp and colorful.
Have a nice weekend.
3 years ago.
Jean-Paul
Jean-Paul
excellently captured, well done!
3 years ago.
tiabunna
tiabunna
A beautiful butterfly, captured in fine detail.
3 years ago.
sasithorn_s
sasithorn_s
Superb butterfly close up! Great composition, colors and detail!
Hope you're having an enjoyable weekend, Monica:)
3 years ago.
~Roxanne~
~Roxanne~
Excellent macro!
3 years ago.
Jürgen
Jürgen
wunderschön, bis ins Detail
3 years ago.
Ron Hanko
Ron Hanko
Gorgeous capture, Monica.
3 years ago.
Nora Caracci VERY BUSY
Nora Caracci VERY BU…
outstanding macro shot for a very lovely capture Monica !
3 years ago.
Fantasyfan
Fantasyfan
That butterfly fits so nicely to it's surroundings without totally blending in
3 years ago.
Jeanne
Jeanne
belle macro
3 years ago.
Judith Jannetta
Judith Jannetta
Lovely shot of the gatekeeper and ragwort. We had a lot of them in the garden this year too

Thanks for your visit and comment
3 years ago.
Judith Jannetta
Judith Jannetta
Lovely capture of the gatekeeper on ragwort. We had a lot of them in the garden this year too

Thanks for your visit and comment
3 years ago.
pajmcb
pajmcb
Beautiful macro shot, Monica!
Lovely butterfly!
3 years ago.
Compostpyle
Compostpyle
LOL on the friendly butterflies, I mostly have to chase them down for a photo shoot. Another gorgeous capture
3 years ago.
thethi
thethi
superbe macro !

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3 years ago.
Gillian Thomas
Gillian Thomas
That is a lovely shot Monica...
3 years ago.
Maria W.
Maria W.
Belega papilio!!! :)))
3 years ago.