Painted Lady Butterfly

Discussion in 'Nature' started by tbyork2012, Oct 21, 2014.

  1. tbyork2012

    tbyork2012 Mu-43 Veteran

    213
    Nov 14, 2012
    Oxford, UK
    Hi,
    On Sunday I noticed a painted lady butterfly in my garden, basking in the sun. Hence I took my full-spectrum Olympus E-M5 to image this in UV and Insect-D-sight (UV + blue and free). Unfortunately I did not manage to shoot in visible light spectrum as it decided it had warmed up enough and flew away. It is here: http://myphotojourney.co.uk/painted-lady-butterfly/
    BW,
    Boon
    www.myphotojourney.co.uk
     
  2. Gonewest

    Gonewest Mu-43 Regular

    41
    May 3, 2013
    Cornwall, UK
    I hate to be an "anorak", but that looks more like a Red Admiral.
     
  3. tbyork2012

    tbyork2012 Mu-43 Veteran

    213
    Nov 14, 2012
    Oxford, UK
    Thanks for pointing this out. But the butterfly I saw had brownish body and more orange than the Red admiral. But the Red admirals are supposed to be very closely related to Painted ladies, aren't they? Now I am really kicking myself for not taking the visible light picture of that butterfly.
    BW,
    Boon
    www.myphotojourney.co.uk
     
  4. OzRay

    OzRay Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jan 29, 2010
    South Gippsland, Australia
    Ray, not Oz
    It would be nice if you actually posted (hot-linked) at least one photo to the forum, rather than directing everyone each time to your website. Doing nothing but linking to photos elsewhere begins to appear like click bait.
     
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