Canon EOS 50D, 1/800 sec, F/5.6, ISO-1250
Location: Hoorn, The Netherlands, Europe
As Is on March 31/2014

Wonder of Spring
Small Tortoiseshell on Muscari botryoides flowers in my garden.
The species has one of the longest seasons of any Eurasian butterfly, extending from early spring to late autumn. Adults overwinter in hibernation, emerging on the first warm sunny days of the year to mate and breed.
In southern parts of the range there may be two broods each year, but northern insects are inhibited by long length of summer days from breeding a second time.

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small tortoiseshell, butterfly, nature, wings, spring, flower, bulb, insect, muscari botryoides

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Comments

  • John Velocci
    John Velocci6 months ago

  • jesika
    jesika6 months ago

    It’s wonderful to see them back again.
    Lovely shot, Jo
    j

  • Thanks Jesika for the kind comment, yes its wonderful to see the butterflies back in Spring.
    Cheers, Jo ;)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Trupp6 months ago

    Very nice work

  • barnsis
    barnsis6 months ago

    Beautiful sharp image Sis

  • Thanks Bro for the kind comment, glad you enjoy!
    Cheers, Jo ;)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjes6 months ago


    2014/04/02 1 × 24hrs
    Awesome capture and butterfly Jo !

  • Bootiewootsy
    Bootiewootsy6 months ago

  • Thank you so much Bootie for the Feature, so happy to share it with your group!
    Cheers, Jo ;)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

  • Cee Neuner
    Cee Neuner6 months ago

    Marvelous! Congratulations on your feature in the Bits and Pieces group.

  • Thanks Cee for the kind comment, glad you enjoy!
    Cheers, Jo ;)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

  • Laurie Minor
    Laurie Minor6 months ago

    Lovely image, Jo!

  • Thank you so much Laurie for the kind comment, happy you love!
    Cheers, Jo ;)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

  • TeresaB
    TeresaB6 months ago

    April 2, 2014

    Beautiful work!

  • Thank you so much Teresa for the Feature, so happy to share it with your group!
    Cheers, Jo ;)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

  • Evita
    Evita6 months ago

    Beautiful work !!!

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  • Thank you so much Evita for the Feature, so happy to share it with your group!
    Cheers, Jo ;)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

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