Tuesday, May 06, 2008

ABC WEDNESDAY - P IS FOR PAINTED LADY

I was going to have a different "P" image, then I spotted the first butterfly of the year, a Painted Lady. Unfortunately I didn't have the macro lens with me, so it was another lie on the ground point and shoot jobs.

Now I'm no butterfly expert, so youprhaps you are able to help me out here.? For that reason you won't be getting all the latin names. Take up far too much blog space. I do know the Painted Lady is pretty widespread and found on every continent bar Antartica. I know they vary slightly from continent to continent and there are even sub species. I have read that the American Painted Lady is often refered to as a "Cosmopolitan." Is that true or is it another one of those urban myths that gets lost in translation? Like I said, not an expert in this area, so you tell me on this one.

I was also hoping to show you George the pelican that often escapes from the wildlife park and flies here to Ramsey, but he hasn't shown up for a while.

If you'd like to join ABC Wednesday please got to this link MRS NESBITT'S PLACE
Mrs Nesbitt is the host for ABC Wednesday, where you can find details for joining, her own odd shot to comment on and a list of fellow bloggers who are playing today,who you can also comment on.

Have fun.

35 comments:

Olivier said...

encore une superbe photo, cette macro de ce papillon est magnifique. le contrasme entre les couleurs du papillon et le sol sombre, j'adore
still a great photo, this macro this butterfly is magnificent. contrasme between the colors of a butterfly and the dark soil, I love

Cavite Daily Photos said...

Wow! I always am fascinated by macro shots! Especially Insects and Butterflies like this! It's so hard to capture such beauty! You did great!

Steven^^

RuneE said...

Your Painted Lady was much more impressive than any Pelican would be!

Blue said...

Len's or no lens I'm impressed.

Ackworth Born said...

flutterbyes are so hard to photograph - well done.

Ida said...

BEAUTIFUL! :)))

Ida

kissa said...

So pretty. The butterflies are appearing in this more summer like weather and so are the moths.

Picturing of Life said...

that is very beautiful butterfly

My P post in here Thanks

Tanya said...

Well I think you did a very nice job!
I like what Gerald called it, a flutterbye!

Dirty Knees said...

Beautiful butterfly! I think I need to do some butterfly homework to see what the North American version looks like.

Dancin' Fool said...

Hello! Thanks for your comment over at my place. The Black Country does mean something to me, it is the term used for an area of the West Midlands, round about Birmingham etc. Was there any particular reason you asked?

Andrea said...

Perfect.....beautiful butterfly

quintarantino said...

Even without the lens, you made a fantastic photo!

Katney said...

I know that the Painted Lady is pretty common here. I have never heard of the Cosmopolitan, but I am sure no butterfly expert.

I took a butterfly photo at some time and identified it as a California Calico. It did look something like your Painted Lady.

Theya re so hard to photograph. As soon as I get near, they flutter off to the next perch.

Pernille's ting og tang said...

Absolutly a fantastic shot and wonderful P!

Have fun:)

Louis la Vache said...

Perfect "P" Photo, Babooshka!

JAMJARSUPERSTAR said...

Ooh, that sounds fun. Great pic of the butterfly - I hate moths close up but butterflies are always so cute and beautiful when they're snapped like this.
Ciao love, thanks for the lovely comments! xx

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Texas Travelers said...

I thought about doing a Painted lady. I am glad you did.
(Vanessa cardui) .
You can tell it's not an American lady since the upper submarginal spots are not connected.

Nice photo

"P" is posted.
Come visit,
Troy

Texas Travelers said...

PS: I'm doing a Butterfly post for tomorrow.

Come visit.

Troy and Martha,
Texas Travelers

nonizamboni said...

Seeing these [short-lived] creatures always touches my heart. What a pretty shot. Thanks for sharing!

Petunia said...

Love the butterfly photo:)

photowannabe said...

Don't know the names of all the butterflies but seeing the first ones of the season is always a treat. Great post for P.

leslie said...

Considering you had to lie on the ground to get this shot, you've done an excellent job! I love seeing butterflies in my garden and occasionally get to see some that are colourful and different. :D

Thx for your kind comment on my post.

Neva said...

I love your shot...we do get ourselves into some fixes trying to get shots for our blog don't we? I would have called this a Monarach butterfly so I know nothing about butterflies!
This is my ABC.
as well as this.

raf said...

Can't help with the questions, not butterfly savvy, but can tell you that your Painted Lady is similar in color and pattern to our monarch here and that your letter P choice is lovely. Thanks for sharing.
Hope we get a glimpse of George too, sometime in the future.

Kelly said...

Another perfect photo (how is that for P?)

How on Earth did you get it to sit still so long? My daughter has a Painted Lady caterpillar here at home in a small container that she is waiting on. It is a project for school - each of the children got one to watch change to a butterfly! She loved your photo!

Jackie said...

That's a beautiful picture. I'm yet to see any over here this year.

Kris McCracken said...

My dear old departed Sicilian grandmother had a slightly different notion of a ‘painted lady’!

Gordon said...

Well captured; a lovely butterfly shot.

'JoAnn's-D-Eyes'NL said...

what a Pretty Painted lady!!

Please feel welcome and visit my ABC P from....

JoAnn's D Eyes

smilnsigh said...

Well, you did a lovely job with this photo. Even without a special lens.

Mari-Nanci
Photos-City-Mine

Professor said...

I love this, the colors, the drastic difference colors, and the 2 extreme textures... I love this.

The D in D & T said...

beautifully captured!

Dragonstar said...

Oh, this is so beautiful! If you can do this with an ordinary lens, why would you need macro?
Just beautiful!

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