Thursday, 1 August 2013

Orange, Red and Yellow.

During a very hot, humid and therefore a brief visit to Bookham Common this morning nearly everything in front of the lens was, one of three main colours, either orange, red or yellow.

 Silver-washed Fritillary [Male] (Argynnis paphia)


Peacock (Inachis io)

Common Darter [female] (Sympetrum striolatum)
ID Tips: Outer sides of the black legs are striped yellow and the black line across the top of the frons does not continue down the side of the eye as in most other Sympetrum species.


Ruddy Darter [Male] (Sympetrum sanguineum)
ID Tips: Waisted blood-red abdomen and entirely black legs.

Other species seen were White Admiral, Red Admiral, Comma, Speckled Wood, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Ringlet, Holly Blue, Brimstone and Large White plus numerous blue damselflies which added a few other colours to my morning stroll.

You may not hear from me for a while as we are taking an extended weekend trip to somewhere on the North Norfolk Coast. Hopefully the weather will stay fair enough for us to wander around one or two of our favourite wildlife locations.  FAB.

16 comments:

  1. Frank! Such beautiful Butterflies and Dragons!! I LOVE that Peacock photo!

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  2. A 'colourful' selection Frank, a good day for watching the flutters and dragons!
    Have a good break in sunny Norfolk, I'm sure you'll return with those memory cards bursting at the seams with stunning wildlife images!...[;o)

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  3. Love the pretty butterflies and the dragonflies. Awesome shots! Happy weekend to you!

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  4. Hi Frank...Nice collection photographed and seen, must be your year!!
    The Darter is wonderful, love that face!!
    Grace
    Have a good holiday, hope you have great weather!!
    Grace

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  5. Hi Frank Such wonderful colourful butterflies. Can you tell me is the Peakcock butterfly a male or female? Now I have been trying to work it out, unsuccessfully (guess male)

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    1. Margaret. The sexes are very similar although the female is slightly larger so this one could be either.

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  6. such lovely photographs of natures bounty Frank, enjoy these beautiful insects and keep sharing them

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  7. Magnificent set Frank,love the Silver-Washed Fritillary.
    John.

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  8. Gorgeous photos, just like stepping into heaven!!

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  9. I enjoyed your color scheme! Have a wonderful trip.

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  10. Hello again, Frank :-)

    Where I'm not really sure on the darters (great images though) I'm loving that Silver-washed Fritillary! Never seen one of those up my way - nice patterns :-)

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  11. Beautiful Frank. A tranquil time I'm sure. Lovely to see the finer details of our summer.

    Kind Regards Shirley

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  12. Hi Everyone. I'm delighted you enjoyed a few of our summer colours.

    Should have a few pics from our trip in Norfolk up fairly soon.

    Cheers FAB.

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  13. Beautiful photos! I especially love that peacock butterfly. I hope you had a nice weekend in Norfolk!

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