Roy Lowry

Roy Lowry

Posted on 08/25/2016


Photo taken on August 16, 2016



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painted lady
Vanessa cardui
RSPB South Stack
Canon EOS-1D X
Canon EF300mm f/2.8L IS II USM +2x


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Painted Lady

Painted Lady
A 'face shot' of a painted lady butterfly. There were a large number of these at RSPB South Stack that seemed to be having a running battle with the equally large numbers of much smaller wall butterflies. I've never seen this kind of competition between species before.

I think the plants are young heathers.

yokopakumayoko Francesco, Jean-Daniel David, Rol/photo, Grisly (Roger) and 11 other people have particularly liked this photo


25 comments - The latest ones
Puzzler4879
Puzzler4879
Just wonderful!

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12 months ago.
Roy Lowry has replied to Puzzler4879
Many thanks John.
12 months ago.
Stormlizard
Stormlizard
Very nicely captured Roy, an interesting point of observation too.
12 months ago.
Roy Lowry has replied to Stormlizard
Many thanks John.
12 months ago.
Anne-Marie(Minus)
Anne-Marie(Minus)
superbe macro... avec un peu de bleu sur le dos !!!
12 months ago.
Roy Lowry has replied to Anne-Marie(Minus)
Merci beaucoup Anne-Marie.
12 months ago.
Derek's Wildlife Photography
Derek's Wildlife Pho…
seen hundreds of them this last week Roy, its a beautiful shot... seem strange to think that something that small can fly 5000 mile to our shores from south Africa every year but that's where 90% of them over winter..
12 months ago.
Roy Lowry has replied to Derek's Wildlife Pho…
Many thanks Derek. Nature is full of wonders.
12 months ago.
Nicolas Boulain
Nicolas Boulain
Beautiful!
12 months ago.
Roy Lowry has replied to Nicolas Boulain
Many thanks Nicolas.
12 months ago.
Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen
Beautiful close-up.
Congrats on Explore.
12 months ago.
Roy Lowry has replied to Jaap van 't Veen
Many thanks Jaap.
12 months ago.
David Hodson
David Hodson
A great shot. I loved chasing these when I was a boy, they seemed so exotic. The Wall brown is a species that has declined hugely in the last twenty years, there where plenty around when I was a boy, but usually localised. They are territorial and I suspect that they are the aggressors in this dispute, the painted lady is more of a nomad, many having travelled here from North Africa.
12 months ago.
Roy Lowry has replied to David Hodson
Many thanks David. You are right about the aggressors - the walls took off like little interceptors each time a lady flew past.
12 months ago.
Grisly (Roger)
Grisly (Roger)
Beautiful capture with lovely detail Roy.
12 months ago.
Roy Lowry has replied to Grisly (Roger)
Many thanks Roger.
12 months ago.
Rol/photo
Rol/photo
De très beau yeux...
12 months ago.
Roy Lowry has replied to Rol/photo
Merci beaucoup Roland.
12 months ago.
Jean-Daniel David
Jean-Daniel David
Superbe cliché, j'aime bien :-)
12 months ago.
Roy Lowry has replied to Jean-Daniel David
Merci beaucoup Jean-Daniel.
12 months ago.
yokopakumayoko Francesco
yokopakumayoko Franc…
Magnificent!

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12 months ago. Edited 12 months ago.
Roy Lowry has replied to yokopakumayoko Franc…
Many thanks Francesco.
12 months ago.
natureoncam
natureoncam
Lovely butterfly, great capture
12 months ago.
Roy Lowry has replied to natureoncam
Thanks again.
12 months ago.