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Painted Lady by Steve  Liptrot

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In general, the Painted Lady is a large butterfly (wing span 5-9 cm (2 – 2 7/8 in)) identified by the black and white corners of its mainly deep orange, black-spotted wings. It has 5 white spots in the black forewing tips and while the orange areas may be pale here and there, there are no clean white dots in them. The hindwings carry 4 small submarginal eyespots on dorsal and ventral sides. Those on the dorsal side are black, but in the summer morph sometimes small blue pupils are present in some.

Nikon D80 – Sigma 70-300 APO DG at f/8

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flower, nature, butterfly, insect, moth, nikond80, stevesimages1, painted lady, steve liptrot, purple, macro

I originate from Lancashire but now I am based in Blaenavon, South Wales. I am an Aerospace technician and amateur photographer which takes me all over the UK.

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Comments

  • ladybroken36
    ladybroken36about 5 years ago

    Beautiful capture Steve!

  • Thank you Carlie

    – Steve Liptrot

  • LjMaxx
    LjMaxxabout 5 years ago

    love this and the colors you have captured.

  • Thank you very much

    – Steve Liptrot

  • Beve Brown-Clark
    Beve Brown-Clarkabout 5 years ago

    Fabulous macro!! What a beaut they are!

  • Thanks Beve, appreciated

    – Steve Liptrot

  • bonso
    bonsoabout 5 years ago

    OMG!!!!!! What a great capture

  • Thanks Bonso

    – Steve Liptrot

  • Polly x
    Polly xabout 5 years ago

    Stunning capture light and colours, well done Steve :)

  • Thank you Paulette

    – Steve Liptrot

  • JamieGreen
    JamieGreenabout 5 years ago

    Wonderful detail, and the flower is..?

  • A purple one! Thanks Jamie

    – Steve Liptrot

  • Hagen
    Hagenabout 5 years ago

    Great shot

  • Thank you very much

    – Steve Liptrot

  • WatscapePhoto
    WatscapePhotoabout 5 years ago

    Just brilliant, Steve.

  • Thanks Steve, appreciated

    – Steve Liptrot

  • mikebov
    mikebovabout 5 years ago

    excellent steve
    These beauties have been in their hundreds down in Sussex
    posted an image myself last week

  • Cheers Mike, appreciated

    – Steve Liptrot

  • FelicityB
    FelicityBabout 5 years ago

    Wonderful detail!

  • Thank you Felicity

    – Steve Liptrot

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