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Photo-a-Day  (Friday, 29th April, 2011)


Butterfly on a gravestone

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Sony camcorder HDR)
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Comment by: alan on 29th April 2011 at 00:06

Lovely butterfly, but the carving on the gravestone gives pause for thought......I'm aged 75 !

Comment by: Cyril on 29th April 2011 at 00:07

The rear end of that peacock butterfly resembles an owl to me, nice bright colours too.

Comment by: Don on 29th April 2011 at 02:17

Not to nit-pick, but that is a Moth, I think. Butterflies hold their wings vertically when resting on a surface.

Nice photo, by the way!

Comment by: dave johnson on 29th April 2011 at 10:54

Don, I wouldn't nit-pick unless I was possitive about the subject. It is definitely a Butterfly a Peacock.

Comment by: Mal on 29th April 2011 at 16:53

Definately a Peacock Butterfly.

Comment by: David Barker on 29th April 2011 at 17:08

Saw a couple of these butterflys in the garden last week ,not well up on butterflys ,so I googled it Peacock (Inachis io )http://www.butterfly-conservation.org/text/1758/the_peacock_butterfly.html
well captured mick.

Comment by: John on 29th April 2011 at 19:52

Doesn't look real to me.

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