We have had some lovely weather just recently but this morning when I took Fizz out the sun was shining and it felt cool. T-shirt, shirt and body warmer on at mid-day, I think that the summer is fading.
So let us not waste a drop of it.
The Red Admiral has frustrated me all summer, I saw plenty but just couldn’t get close and then I got close today. The Ivy seduced the poor animal and it was helpless to resist me.
This animal didn’t mind what I did. It was the one that we all look for. I put my camera down and looked closely with my eyes and I felt in awe of it’s beauty. I could probably have picked it up but I didn’t think of that, anyway it was busy.
The Red Admiral is a wonderful subject to use when discussing butterfly anatomy because of it’s colour. As a brush footed butterfly the hairs on it’s brush feet stand out, it has the best labial palps of any butterfly that I know and it’s probiscus and antennae are pretty cute too but I don’t feel up to doing butterfly anatomy tonight. I am just drinking in a beauty.
Anybody who wants to use my photographs to help to explain to their own audience is more than welcome to do so.
So anyway this butterfly wasn’t comatose and it flitted around all over the place but it didn’t mind me following.
Thank you very much for the pictures. Yeah, yeah, you will be a star now, I have just got to talk to those connections that I told you about. Don’t worry it just takes time. Thanks for the pics. 🙂
You were beautiful.