When we went to the temple on Sunday, I also took these photos of butterflies.
Rebecca and Phil – you’re going to have to help me out here. I think I know what some of them are but others are not at all familiar. So, the top ones look like a Comma and a Painted Lady, and that may be a White Admiral below.
It’s the other two I don’t know at all – they’re not native to Bristol. The black one in particular is very large and common.
There’s also another one that I’ve seen often enough, the most impressive of the lot. It just won’t settle at all, never mind settle long enough for me to capture on film. It’s like a Swallowtail (and I guess it is), yellow and with a ‘tail’.
My favourite is the black one with a little pink. Alan, your photos are so professional!
Thank you! I don’t do anything fancy with my photos, and I’m sure I could get much more out of my camera.
Beatrix, I agree – Alan, I love it that you are so multi-talented and express yourself through so many different things.
Interestingly, the painted lady isn’t the same species as in the UK. There are a few painted lady species, this one could be the Australian painted lady but I’d have to look it up.
I recognise the swallowtail but the name escapes me. Phil will know.
Thank you. I hope Phil will be able to identify my spider pictures when I post them…