Concealment by jesika

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Hiding against the cold, deep in the banks of the ditch which divides the University of York from Walmgate Stray, a brave male Orange Tip butterfly feeding on Cuckoo Flower. It’s been so cold and wet, (York is flooded again) I’m surprised ANY butterflies are to be seen
The fullest reach of the lens
Panasonic GH2 100300lens crop sharpcfs 300mm
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  • Country  Pursuits
    Country Pursuitsover 2 years ago

    WOW Miss 174 YO Jesika. This is superb work indeed. xx

  • It’s not easy being 174 years old and trying to photograph a tiny insect almost in a ditch and on the other side of a barbed wire topped sheep fence!
    Thank you, kind sir

    – jesika

  • Photography  by Mathilde
    Photography b...over 2 years ago

    Superb capture, Jesika – fabulous shot and image – definitely a favourite for me !!

  • Glad you like him, Mattie, he’s my current screen saver

    – jesika

  • FelicityB
    FelicityBover 2 years ago

    A little gem!!

  • Thank you, I see you survived your baby sitting! LOL

    – jesika

  • Bonnie T.  Barry
    Bonnie T. Barryover 2 years ago

    Lovely, Jesika! (greetings from Sanibel Island!)

  • And greetings to you too, Bonnie, special greetings on a special day
    Merci bien

    – jesika

  • Barb Leopold
    Barb Leopoldover 2 years ago

    SOOOO very pretty jesika, I love it, and especially that dark background which really gives the butterfly full advantage to be seen!!

  • We had an unseasonably warm 2 weeks in March with butterflies aplenty. Then it became April and cold and wet and thoroughly miserable. I know where to find the brave early OT boys and he didn’t disappointment me, but careful contortions were needed to get the shot. Unfortunately he was about 20feet away down the bank of the ditch. Maybe next week will be warmer and they’ll start flying…

    – jesika

  • Carol Knudsen
    Carol Knudsenover 2 years ago

    Wonderful capture!

  • Thank you so much.

    – jesika

  • Gill Langridge
    Gill Langridgeover 2 years ago

    Beautiful capture, looks so good with the dark background.

  • The back ground is basically the stream between campus & Stray. Just a bit of added contrast darkened it nicely.
    Thanks, Gill, I hope the monsoon ends before butterfly season is over! LOL

    – jesika

  • rasnidreamer
    rasnidreamerover 2 years ago


  • Thanks, Sue, the male Orange Tip is my favourite butterfly

    – jesika

  • Neil Ludford
    Neil Ludfordover 2 years ago

    Very nice Jesika. Just wish the rain would stop down here in the south so I can get the camera out. Neil

  • We had a couple of hours respite yesterday (Saturday) so I went hunting where I hoped I would find a beautiful boy. It wasn’t easy, but this was the result. It’s just piddled down again all day – maybe tomorrow there’ll be some sun.

    – jesika

  • John44
    John44over 2 years ago

    Hi Jes
    A work of art. Beautifully done.

  • Thank you, John, that’s kind

    – jesika

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