Saturday, 19 April 2014

Orange Tip.


Warmer weather over the past few weeks has produced far more sightings of butterflies compared to the same period last year when it was wet and cold. One little charmer that wanders the countryside, along hedgerows and through our gardens is the Orange Tip (Anthocharis cardamines). The males emerge about a week before the females and this male one was visiting Green Alkanet.


Now if you thought the upper-wing colour is distinctive then just check out the elaborate under-wing pattern below.


Linking to SATURDAYS CRITTERS.

23 comments:

  1. Hi Frank ... What a lovely colorful setting!! Real bright and springy shot's!!
    Grace

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  2. I'm just getting caught up with your recent posts. We're on travel right now. I'm enjoying what you have posted recently.

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  3. A striking butterfly to see Frank. I've seen a few whizzing around over the last few days, but you did much better...you got one sitting still!! Lovely shots...[;o)

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  4. I have seen many orange tip this year. I was reading an article only last night and apparently if it is a cold Spring (as it was last year) they wait until the following year to emerge. Amazing........

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  5. Lovely!
    I noticed plenty flying around East Cheshire yesterday while out walking. You did well as I never seem to get them to stop on a plant for more than a split second.

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  6. Gorgeous butterflies! The Orange-tip is beautiful. Awesome photos. Thank you for linking up to the critter party. Happy Easter!

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  7. Such marvelous butterflies and great image shares Frank!

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  8. That is an amazing butterfly. And you are an amazing photographer to get both top and bottom shots ...they never hold still for very long.

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  9. Great shots frank,it's great when there wings are open,very difficult capture.
    John.

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  10. Pretty butterfly. Your butterflies have a much longer season than ours north of Toronto!

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  11. Beautiful butterfly - It's one of the prettiest and most unique butterflies I've ever seen!

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  12. that butterfly is beautiful... if it had closed wings in the grass or wooded area you wouldn't see it. it's underwing is definitely camouflaged. have a great weekend~

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  13. Hi frank lovely set of images,the warm weather is certainly bringing them out earlier this year.

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  14. just beautiful! and so different top to bottom!

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  15. Fabulous shots of the butterfly. The pattern on the underside of the wings is very pretty.

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  16. Wow! I've never seen that sort of butterfly before! We have plans for a wildflower garden next summer that will attract butterflies and bees. Your photo makes me look forward to it!

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  17. Wow!!! I wish I could see this BEAUTIFUL butterfly♡♡♡ Fantastic pictures,thank you very much for sharing.

    Sending you Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

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  18. A fabulous yellow color,

    Have a Nice sunday Easter

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  19. Fine!!!.. Beautiful pictures Frank.. Have a nice day.. :-)))

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  20. Beautiful little thing, and what great camo! Happy Easter!

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  21. HI Frank Wonderful photos. Hope you had a great Easter.

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