battered butterfly by danapommet ()
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We are back from our trip up into the White Mountains of New Hampshire. This photo was taken on our day 3 hike through the Franconia Notch. This little guy was just fluttering on the same flower and not moving off of this flower. I have no idea of the name of the butterfly or flower. Zoom is best for details. I will be catching up over the next few days.
Thanks for stopping by, taking a look and for all your previous favs and comments. They are very much appreciated.
Image Comments (29)
Richardphotos () Online Now! 10:01PM | Mon, 06 July 2015
outstanding macro. the flowers are beautiful
Faemike55 () 10:05PM | Mon, 06 July 2015
Wonderful capture! I guess we can all assume that this poor guy's days are numbered, if he cannot fly away from danger.
0rest4wicked () 10:30PM | Mon, 06 July 2015
That battering sure stands out against the bright flowers, well seen!
durleybeachbum () 12:38AM | Tue, 07 July 2015
I know the flower well, but the poor old insect is a stranger!
jayfar () 12:50AM | Tue, 07 July 2015
This is an excellent shot Dana but the poor old butterfly is not long for this world !
Jean_C () 1:19AM | Tue, 07 July 2015
Very beautiful contrast between the colors of the flower and the butterfly! Wonderful capture, Dana!
Katraz () 1:23AM | Tue, 07 July 2015
Looks like it had a very close shave , I have the plant growing in the garden it makes a very pretty boarder plant.
CavalierLady () 7:17AM | Tue, 07 July 2015
While I was researching butterflies in the spring, I was surprised to learn how short their lives are. You got a beautiful shot of this one, Dana, those flowers are a wonderful contrast for the butterfly.
jendellas () 11:14AM | Tue, 07 July 2015
Oh dear, I wonder how that happened. Hope you & Jo enjoyed your trip. xxxx
SunriseGirl () 1:15PM | Tue, 07 July 2015
I think this guy might be a white-banded black moth Rheumaptera subhastata. You got a great shot of him.
dochtersions () 3:11AM | Wed, 08 July 2015
What a beautiful photo, Dana! I also love the flowers, grass and background, sure zoom is a must. How great Katherine knew the name of the battered moth. We have a lot of these flowers in our garden, and comes the name of the flower (picked from Wikepedia :)): Pilosella aurantiaca (fox-and-cubs, orange hawkweed,:208 tawny hawkweed, devil's paintbrush, grim-the-collier) is a perennial flowering plant in the daisy family Asteraceae native to alpine regions of central and southern Europe, where it is protected in several regions. About the photo-challenge: It's just for fun, not for winning something, and I like that very much. It would be great as you have the time to participate too, my friend Clive each month picks another item, and here is the link where you can read and see all about it. http://www.renderosity.com/mod/forumpro/?thread_id=2891536#msg4212447
Hendesse () 1:53AM | Thu, 09 July 2015
Fantastic details and colors. The title fits perfectly, it's a wonder that the butterfly still can fly.
irisinthespring () 8:44PM | Thu, 09 July 2015
Fantastic capture, he looks like the tip of one of his wings is gone so that maybe why he did not fly off, poor thing, these are so pretty but so delicate, it a wonder they last at all.
wysiwig () 11:03PM | Sun, 19 July 2015
A stunning shot. Looks like something took a chunk out of the poor thing.
K_T_Ong () 3:52PM | Sun, 02 August 2015
Really feel sorry for the butterfly. Would have been seriously tempted to offer him some kind of refuge, maybe let him stay in my bedroom with a small dish of water nearby and let him pass away in peace. Lovely capture, Dana!