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Learning something new
17-JUN-2010

Learning something new

I've learned something new today, thanks to photography and Pbase.
There's a little lane or pass opposite our house, which skirts around
our neighbours' farm and leads to some fields. I remember my father
referring to the area as 'Tullycanna', so even though there were no
houses there it is a townland with a name.
It's beautifully peaceful there on a warm summer's evening,
swallows swooping overhead (much too fast for me to snap),
sheep grazing in one field, cows in another. There are buttercups, clover,
and dog roses growing on the sides of the laneway. Spotted this butterfly fluttering on
a hawthorn bush. Didn't know what it was called but a quick
bit of googling revealed that it's a Speckled Wood, quite common
in Ireland and the UK. So, I learned something new today.
And thanks to everyone for their good wishes yesterday.

Nikon D90
1/1000s f/5.6 at 300.0mm iso320 full exif

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tinkerb18-Jun-2010 21:29
Well thank you I have learnt something new - I had never even heard of Speckled Wood - beautifully caught
Patricia Kay18-Jun-2010 13:58
Fabulous macro of this beauty Mairead...Its great to find a new place to meander right on your doorstep...BV
globalgadabout18-Jun-2010 13:07
delightful butterfly..more modest in colouring yet still very attractive...
Máire Uí Mhaicín18-Jun-2010 08:27
A lovely image, and you've taught me something new too!
Kevin Chester18-Jun-2010 06:47
A great catch, there so small and flitty so extra points for this one
lou_rozensteins18-Jun-2010 05:07
Very nice details. Well done.
Frank Brault18-Jun-2010 02:24
Lovely.
bill friedlander17-Jun-2010 23:11
Lovely light on this pretty butterfly. Good details and nicely framed. V
pkocinski17-Jun-2010 22:55
Glad you discovered that lane - nicely done!
Alan K17-Jun-2010 21:56
Nice arrangement; I like the way that the wings seem to be echoed by the leaves behind it. A good crop to keep the subject well defined too.
Doug Cruden17-Jun-2010 21:32
Lovely close-up Mairead...I can never get them to stay still long enough
Stephanie17-Jun-2010 21:25
Tis a pretty little critter! :-)
Phillip Normanton17-Jun-2010 20:49
Ooh well caught - I'm hopeless at butterflies! :o)
Johnny JAG17-Jun-2010 20:17
Lovely butterfly that seems to be getting more common. Nice shot.
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