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Butterfly
Insect
Small Tortoiseshell
Thistle
Aglais Urticae


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Small Tortoiseshell

Small Tortoiseshell
The small tortoiseshell (Aglais urticae) is a colourful Eurasian butterfly in the family Nymphalidae. Adults feed on nectar and may hibernate over winter; in warmer climates they may have two broods in a season. While the dorsal surface of the wings is vividly marked, the ventral surface is drab, providing camouflage. Eggs are laid on the common nettle, on which the larvae feed. Quoted from Wikipedia

Champland, John FitzGerald, Thérèse, Marco F. Delminho and 17 other people have particularly liked this photo


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 Amelia Heath
Amelia Heath club
They seem to love thistles. We walk around a local farmer's field at least twice a week, and we always see small tortoiseshells. He's just harvested the wheat, but has left untouched the wild flower strip.
2 months ago.
Joe, Son of the Rock club has replied to Amelia Heath club
I have been seeing a lot of small tortoiseshells and orange tips, Amelia. This time last year, I couldn't believe how many painted ladies I was seeing. Thanks for your very kind comment. All the best, Joe
2 months ago.
 Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen club
Amazing colours and details; great use of bokeh Joe.
2 months ago.
Joe, Son of the Rock club has replied to Jaap van 't Veen club
Thanks for your very kind comment, Jaap. Cheers, Joe
2 months ago.
 Jean
Jean club
A lovely capture. It looks so colourful and pristine. Butterflies have been in short supply here this year.
2 months ago.
Joe, Son of the Rock club has replied to Jean club
Thanks, Jean. I am seeing a lot of orange tips here at the moment. All the best, Joe
2 months ago.
 Malik Raoulda
Malik Raoulda club
Belle caresse naturelle..!
Bonne journée.
2 months ago.
Joe, Son of the Rock club has replied to Malik Raoulda club
Merci pour ce beau compliment, Malik. Amitiés, Joe
2 months ago.
 Percy Schramm
Percy Schramm club
Great shot of a fantastic and colourful butterfly !
2 months ago.
Joe, Son of the Rock club has replied to Percy Schramm club
Thanks for your very kind comment, Percy. Cheers, Joe
2 months ago.
 Rosalyn Hilborne
Rosalyn Hilborne club
Your framing and detail are superb on this shot Joe. I love the background, it enhances the butterfly beautifully. Cheers, Rosa.
2 months ago.
Joe, Son of the Rock club has replied to Rosalyn Hilborne club
Thanks, Rosa, I am starting to upload some of the also rans I took during my self-challenge of June; the 'Yellow Irises', the ' Marsh or Spotted Orchid' and this one fall into this category. I love this shot, but it took second place to my shot of the cruise ship. I am pleased you like it. Cheers, Joe
2 months ago. Edited 2 months ago.
 photosofghosts
photosofghosts club
Good photographer with the macros, too !
All the best
Fabio
2 months ago.
Joe, Son of the Rock club has replied to photosofghosts club
Thank you, Fabio, for this very fine compliment. All the best, Joe
2 months ago.
 Anton Cruz Carro
Anton Cruz Carro club
An image of stunning beauty and a great explanation. Best wishes, Anton.
2 months ago.
Joe, Son of the Rock club has replied to Anton Cruz Carro club
Thanks for your very kind comment, Anton. Cheers, Joe
2 months ago.
 Michelle Chouchou
Michelle Chouchou
Excellent capture, magnifique historie !!!!!!
2 months ago.
Joe, Son of the Rock club has replied to Michelle Chouchou
Merci pour ce beau compliment, Michelle. Amitiés, Joe
2 months ago.
 Marie-claire Gallet
Marie-claire Gallet club
Gorgeous capture, Joe ****************************
2 months ago.
Joe, Son of the Rock club has replied to Marie-claire Gallet club
Thanks for your very kind comment, Marie-claire. Stay safe and have a good weekend. Cheers, Joe
2 months ago.
 Mick Herbert
Mick Herbert club
Nice capture Joe, I haven't had one butterfly shot this year, up to now anyway !
2 months ago.
Joe, Son of the Rock club has replied to Mick Herbert club
This is my one and only butterfly shot this year. Thanks for your very kind comment, Mick. Cheers, Joe
2 months ago.

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