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photoblog image Pensthorpe Reserve #3

Pensthorpe Reserve #3

Among the many butterflies at the Pensthorpe Nature Reserve, Norfolk is this beautiful Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta).

I featured a Small Tortoiseshell Butterfly from near this same spot on 23rd. September.

 

 

Pensthorpe Reserve #3

Among the many butterflies at the Pensthorpe Nature Reserve, Norfolk is this beautiful Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta).

I featured a Small Tortoiseshell Butterfly from near this same spot on 23rd. September.

 

 

comments (16)

I haven't seen a single small tortoiseshell butterfly this year! Pleased to see there are some left.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Bill, you still haven't seen the small tortoiseshell because this is a Red Admiral :-D
Aren't they gorgeous! I saw one the other day
Brian Walbey: Thanks Chris, they really are beautiful creatures, I agree.
Is this the white version of the red hot poker, Brian?
Brian Walbey: Lol Chad. I never thought of that, let's pretend it is as I don't know what the plant is either.
Great minds think alike Brian! We 've both posted a butterfly today.
Fine shot.
Brian Walbey: Great monds indeed Richard, thanks for your comment.
  • Tracy
  • United Kingdom
  • 5 Nov 2008, 10:45
As I commented on Richards post you were lucky the butterfly remained still long enough for you to take the shot Briansmile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Tracy, I've never really tried butterflies before, you need to take a lot to really get one or two good ones.
  • graham pickett
  • SOUTHSEA (G.B) ENGLAND
  • 5 Nov 2008, 10:46
Deligtful shot Brian,as was yesterdays posting.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Graham, glad you are enjoying my recent pictures.
  • Aussie
  • Brisbane
  • 5 Nov 2008, 11:37
Lovely capture of this beautiful butterfly. Now I know the name of the one I took a pic of in the Netherlands.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Aussie, I had to look it up in a book to identify it, I'm not very good on things nature.
  • Alan
  • Southampton, on the sunny south coast of England
  • 5 Nov 2008, 13:10
Lovely detail and colours, Brian.. a helpful model!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Alan, yes the butterflies, of which there as plenty, seemed a bit lethargic which was a help to me.
  • FLOOG
  • The windmills of my mind
  • 5 Nov 2008, 14:55
Exquisite and divine, Brian smile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Paul, I've never tried photographing these before.
  • zohre
  • United Arab Emirates
  • 5 Nov 2008, 16:11
Beautiful butter fly!smile
Brian Walbey: Thanks for your comment zohre, this is probably the nicest butterfly we have in the United Kingdom.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 5 Nov 2008, 18:29
Lucky you to have that captured.
Beautiful colours, the crop is very well chosen.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Astrid, I was very pleased with all my pictures from this little shoot in this lovely garden, one more to come from here on Friday.
stunning shot Briansmile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Tim, shame it was a bit dull so the colours are not quite as rich as they could be.
Absolutely wonderful shot
Brian Walbey: Thanks for your very kind comment Albert.
  • Ellie
  • United Kingdom
  • 5 Nov 2008, 23:27
It chose the perfect place to settle. smile
Brian Walbey: That's right Ellie, it couldn't have been in a better spot. Thanks for your comment.
So it is!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Bill, I suspect you mean my Thursday picture, at least I hope you do.
Well captured on this floral towersmile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Nigel, there were so many butterflies of several different species in this garden.

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