Orange tip-Anthocharis cardamines

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Orange tip-Anthocharis cardamines

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hello everyone
shot of yesterday
orange tip

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Beautiful study of the male orenge tip. Reminded me of Robert Thompsons work...Nice and clean with habitat included ....Great! I haven't seen one yet- it's just a tad early for my neck of the woods.

I've cultivated lots of 'Jack by the hedge' this year to encourage this butterfly species to visit my garden more frequently and stay in it a little longer. I think the female just as beautiful if not as colourful as the male



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Post by Harold Gough »

We get a resident pair every year.

The flower is probably honesty, which insects love:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/gardening/plants/p ... /507.shtml

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Post by carlos »

thank you very much

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Post by twebster »

This is a beautiful image of a delicately patterned butterfly! I love the lace-like, green patterns of the hind wing. I can't find anything I would change about this image. Well done, carlos! :D
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Post by Cactusdave »

Really lovely shot of a most co-operative subject. Why will they never do that for me? :cry:
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Post by DQE »

Wonderful subject, very complementary background, great pose, and technically excellent photography!

These and other factors really made me feel that "spring is in the air", and that flowers and bugs will soon come my way in the northeastern US, too.

I'm not sure I've seen a better arrangement of subject, the background, and the flower it's sitting on - I'm very sure I've not seen such an enjoyable butterfly photo in quite some time.

I can only surmise that you've personally trained the creature as a macro model! (insert friendly smiles here)
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Post by Harold Gough »

I watched our resident male, no female seen yet, on a couple of sunny days. He flies up and down the garden, flying over the low, flowering plants, occasionally diverting sideways, as though making a floral survey.

What happened on one such flight surprised me. He actually flew closely around each of the individual labels (raised on split canes) of three freshly-planted additions. The cause of this behaviour was the miniature, coloured, printed photographs of each variety integral to each label.

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Post by Harold Gough »

Update:

Within a few minutes of submitting my previous post, my wife reported to me a butterfly, the description of which could fit only the female Orange Tip, on our varigated, white-flowered Honesty.

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Post by carlos »

thanks everyone for comments

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Lovely shot!
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