Painted Lady (Cynthia cardui) by Tony4562

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We had quite an invasion of Painted Ladies in May & June this year (2009). The first crop laid eggs so we still had quite a number around in September. They cannot survive the British winters in any of their stages so next year we will be relying on them arriving from South West Europe.


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  • Simon Pattinson
    Simon Pattinsonalmost 5 years ago

    I would say that this is probably the best angle to enjoy all the colors at there best. Capturing the light through those wings, is like a stained glass window.

    If you would like to checkout my 2 shots called Painted Lady, tell me what you think regarding the light through the wings.

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