wiganworld home page
Home Photos of Wigan Stuff News What's on Classifieds Forum Communicate Guestbook Links
 Search    In association with  The Wigan Courier
  Today's photo
 
 Archives
  February 2020
  January 2020
  December 2019
  November 2019
  October 2019
  September 2019
  August 2019
  July 2019
  June 2019
  May 2019
  April 2019
  March 2019
  February 2019
  January 2019
  December 2018
  November 2018
  October 2018
  September 2018
  August 2018
  July 2018
  June 2018
  May 2018
  April 2018
  March 2018
  February 2018
  January 2018
  December 2017
  November 2017
  October 2017
  September 2017
  August 2017
  July 2017
  June 2017
  May 2017
  April 2017
  March 2017
  February 2017
  January 2017
  December 2016
  November 2016
  October 2016
  September 2016
  August 2016
  July 2016
  June 2016
  May 2016
  April 2016
  March 2016
  February 2016
  January 2016
  December 2015
  November 2015
  October 2015
  September 2015
  August 2015
  July 2015
  June 2015
  May 2015
  April 2015
  March 2015
  February 2015
  January 2015
  December 2014
  November 2014
  October 2014
  September 2014
  August 2014
  July 2014
  June 2014
  May 2014
  April 2014
  March 2014
  February 2014
  January 2014
  December 2013
  November 2013
  October 2013
  September 2013
  August 2013
  July 2013
  June 2013
  May 2013
  April 2013
  March 2013
  February 2013
  January 2013
  December 2012
  November 2012
  October 2012
  September 2012
  August 2012
  July 2012
  June 2012
  May 2012
  April 2012
  March 2012
  February 2012
  January 2012
  December 2011
  November 2011
  October 2011
  September 2011
  August 2011
  July 2011
  June 2011
  May 2011
  April 2011
  March 2011
  February 2011
  January 2011
  December 2010
  November 2010
  October 2010
  September 2010
  August 2010
  July 2010
  June 2010
  May 2010
  April 2010
  March 2010
  February 2010
  January 2010
  December 2009
  November 2009
  October 2009
  September 2009
  August 2009
  July 2009
  June 2009
  May 2009
  April 2009
  March 2009
  February 2009
  January 2009
  December 2008
  November 2008
  October 2008
  September 2008
  August 2008
  July 2008
  June 2008
  May 2008
  April 2008
  March 2008
  February 2008
  January 2008
  December 2007
  November 2007
  October 2007
  September 2007
  August 2007
  July 2007
  June 2007
  May 2007
  April 2007
  March 2007
  February 2007
  January 2007
  December 2006
  November 2006
  October 2006
 
 
More photos of Wigan
  New gallery
  Old gallery
  Album
  Wigan streets
  Photo-a-Day
  Wiganers at Work
 
Webcam
  wiganworld webcam
 
 
 Photo-a-Day      (Tuesday, 16th April, 2019) Views: 1,549 
Peacock butterfly
 Peacock butterfly   by David  (Panasonic DMC-FZ330)
Haigh Plantations,

Comment by MarieM on 16th April 2019 at 07:21
Beautiful, David. Keep sending the lovely photos.


Comment by Veronica on 16th April 2019 at 07:54
With jewelled fluttering wings widespread,
The Butterfly descends gently in the leafy flowerbed...
Gorgeous image!


Comment by jj on 16th April 2019 at 09:19
Great photo of one of our native butterflies. Sadly, a rarer and rarer sight, partly due to loss of habitat. It seems more and more people are paving over their gardens, and replacing their lawns with that horrible artificial green rug.


Comment by Poet on 16th April 2019 at 10:08
Spotted quite a few Peacocks lately on my recent amblings. Seems they're having a bumper spring. When I see them settling on the warm sun washed rocks I always think of some lines that I've always loved,

'Oh! pleasant, pleasant were the days,
The time, when in our childish plays,
My sister Emmeline and I
Together chased the butterfly!
A very hunter did I rush
Upon the prey:_ with leaps and springs
I followed on from brake to bush;
But she, God love her! feared to brush
The dust from off it's wings.'

Wordsworth.


Comment by Maureen on 16th April 2019 at 10:26
All those beautiful colours on one of Gods creatures..unbelievable..Thank you David.


Comment by Fred Mason on 16th April 2019 at 11:59
jj

People " replacing their lawns with that horrible artificial green rug." buy those plastic butterflies and silk flowers to adorn them.

Nothing like pure nature though, her smells and colours and senses.

Good photo, David.


Comment by Mick on 16th April 2019 at 12:02
Are the beautiful colours on this creature of god out of focus or is it my eyes
Nice chatting to you in Wigan town centre on Saturday David.


Comment by Veronica on 16th April 2019 at 13:43
I agree totally regarding the 'synthetic grass rugs' I can't stand anything artificial. I love seeing countless bees and butterflies swamping the Lavender bushes in my garden...not be long before they come.


Comment by Cyril on 16th April 2019 at 14:01
All those beautiful colours on one of Gods creatures look great to me Mick - book an appointment for an optometrist examination.


Comment by Fred Mason on 16th April 2019 at 18:25
Specsavers are good


Comment by XPat on 16th April 2019 at 18:27
The dna legacy of this wonderful butterfly and other creatures dates back to billions of years in Earths history. They are the ones who have the codes and secrets we humans will need and depend upon to survive . Everything we experience now , they have experienced a million times over. Is not best to seek knowledge from those that know?
For me , what came before , is far more important. History is fact and experience, it gives us data . The future is a guess . Learn from your elders . Above is my elder and teacher . The bacteria will win in the end in regards to human existence, but this Gorgeous and wonderful creature, having learned, will simply fly away ...


Comment by Beryl on 16th April 2019 at 18:30
Crikey David you are really on a roll with great photo's this past week.


Comment by Peebee on 16th April 2019 at 19:03
I think I need to go to Specsavers too.


Comment by XPat on 16th April 2019 at 19:16
May have overplayed my hand .


Comment by Fred Mason on 16th April 2019 at 22:12
XPat,

You done good...


Leave a comment?
Please note that comments do not appear straight away. Abusive language, racism and advertising is not allowed.

Your IP No. (35.173.57.84) will be logged.


Your name
 
 
Comments
 
Verification code *      

 
* Enter the 5 digit code to the right of the input box. Don't worry if you make a mistake, you will get another chance. Your comments won't be lost.
 
 © 2020 wiganworld
Click here to read the privacy policy, disclaimer and copyright information.
Please contact us with your ideas, suggestions, moans or questions.