Sunday, 11 March 2012

First Flutter of the Year

A few minutes ago I was checking to see what was around the pond when I saw a shape fluttering across. For a brief moment I thought it was a dragonfly. It landed on some gravel near the pond and stayed long enough to take a few shots.

The first Peacock Butterfly of the year:

First Butterfly of the Year

Brilliant Sunshine but the air temperature is only 14.3C.

Same cropped photo process using the ReDynaMix plugin:


The oval on each photo is the Ellipse border from the Border Mania plugin.


  1. Spring has sprung! So nice to see a butterfly ...

  2. Really nice capture!!! I can never get the darn things to open their wings when I get the camera into focus! And by the time they do open their wings, they're off. Good job:)

  3. A very good early sighting John.

  4. Yes Wilma. It was unusual for me to see one so early in the year.

  5. Rohrerbot Mar: Thank you for visiting and leaving your kind comment. I think it was trying to warm up in the Sun so kept its wings open for quite a while.

  6. Roy. I was quite astounded to spot it. I'm normally moaning that everyone else sees them weeks before I do.


Thank you for visiting. Hope you enjoyed the pictures. Any comment, or correction to any information or identification I get wrong, is most welcome. John

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