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Offline Mike_Young

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Butterflies on the Allotments
« on: December 02, 2014, 02:41:54 PM »
I'm lucky in that my plot is on a countryside site, we have many Butterflies that visit, aside from the Cabbage Whites  etc. they are a thrill to see. I keep a list of those that I have spotted.
Gatekeeper
Small Tortoiseshell,
Red Admiral,
Peacock,
Comma,
Meadow brown,
Ringlet,
Large skipper,
Small skipper,
Small copper,
Speckled wood,
Brimstone,
Large white,
Small white,
Orange tip,
Holly blue.
Clouded yellow.
With the recent warm autumn we are still regularly seeing Red Admirals   8)

Kind regards

Offline Big Gee

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Re: Butterflies on the Allotments
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2014, 04:10:38 PM »
Wow! There's some there I've never seen in my whole life!

Your photos are breathtaking Mike - absolutely brilliant. Not a professional photographer are you?
 

Offline Mike_Young

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Re: Butterflies on the Allotments
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2014, 07:12:59 PM »
Thanks G,
No I'm not a pro, just a very keen amateur. Along with angling, wildlife and gardening, photography has been a life long passion. certainly since the age of eleven anyway.
I did have a stint as a sports photographer for the Cornish and Devon post when we lived in Cornwall  many moons ago, but thats about it. 
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