A Pyrenees butterfly

@JudyEv (119003)
Bunbury, Australia
August 4, 2017 12:44pm CST
While we’ve been travelling in a foreign (to us) land we’re kept an eye open for sights that we wouldn’t normally see. While high in the Pyrenees Mountains we came across this very beautiful butterfly. Usually butterflies close their wings once they land making it difficult to get a snapshot of their most beautiful aspect. But for some reason this one stayed poised long enough for Vince to get a nice shot of it. I thought it was very pretty with its delicate colouring.
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@velvet53 (16145)
• Palisade, Colorado
4 Aug
It is very pretty. It is such a light blue that it reminds me of a decoration on a cupcake with the dark blue flower that it is on. Great capture.
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@JudyEv (119003)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Aug
I've never seen one this colour and it stands out nicely against the flower.
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@velvet53 (16145)
• Palisade, Colorado
5 Aug
@JudyEv It sure does.
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@PainsOnSlate (20083)
• Canada
4 Aug
Its a lovely color, and it looks soft like a moth.
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@JudyEv (119003)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Aug
It may be a moth actually. I'll have to look up the difference.
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@just4him (110246)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
4 Aug
It is gorgeous! I love the body - it looks like fur. Poised on that beautiful purple flower makes the perfect setting for it. I bet he could sell that picture to National Geographic. They always have fantastic pictures taken by cameras. Not that he would.
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@JudyEv (119003)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Aug
I'm wondering if it might be a moth. I'll have to do some research on it.
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@just4him (110246)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
5 Aug
@JudyEv It shouldn't be hard to find. It's gorgeous whatever it is.
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@JudyEv (119003)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Aug
@just4him I'm still not sure but I've done another post about moths and butterflies.
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@poehere (17716)
• French Polynesia
5 Aug
What a beautiful butterfly. I have never seen one of these before. Excellent picture you took.
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@JudyEv (119003)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Aug
We saw another unusual one too so I'll put that up another time. I'm glad you like it.
@poehere (17716)
• French Polynesia
5 Aug
@JudyEv That is a fantastic looking butterfly. I have seen many in my years of travel, but I have never seen one like that before. I did grow up in France when I was younger. I guess we never visited the places you are visiting now. Plus, I was 13 when I left France. So this might be another reason I never saw one before. Kids notice certain things but overlook other.
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@JudyEv (119003)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Aug
@poehere It was high in the Pyrenees which might explain why you didn't see it in your earlier years.
@dollaboy (6245)
5 Aug
That looks so good and colorful
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@JudyEv (119003)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Aug
It is a lovely colour isn't it?
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@dollaboy (6245)
6 Aug
@JudyEv yeah it is
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@HazySue (20156)
• United States
4 Aug
What a beautiful butterfly. The color is very pretty.
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@JudyEv (119003)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Aug
I love the pale colours - and he's chosen a great backdrop.
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@HazySue (20156)
• United States
5 Aug
@JudyEv It is like he knew he would be the subject of many so he showed himself off.
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@amadeo (61791)
• United States
4 Aug
it is beautiful there.I loved it.thank you for sharing
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@JudyEv (119003)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Aug
I love the soft blue colour.
@amadeo (61791)
• United States
5 Aug
@JudyEv yes it is lovely
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@andriaperry (46535)
• United States
5 Aug
Its beautiful!
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@JudyEv (119003)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Aug
The colours are gorgeous and she picked her background perfectly.
@marguicha (90606)
• Chile
4 Aug
It´s so very beautiful! And she chose the perfect background.
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@JudyEv (119003)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Aug
We see a lot of these Scottish thistle type flowers. We saw some huge ones once but couldn't stop to take photos.
@PatZAnthony (12372)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
4 Aug
What a lovely thing to see @JudyEv Vince got a great shot of this pretty butterfly.
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@JudyEv (119003)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Aug
He is a much more patient photographer than I am but I am the often the one who spots things and says 'you should take a photo of this'.
@Corbin5 (100147)
• United States
4 Aug
Those are the prettiest blues I have ever seen! What a beauty that butterfly happens to be.
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@JudyEv (119003)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Aug
I've never seen one that colour before.
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@garymarsh6 (13199)
• United Kingdom
4 Aug
I think it is a moth but it has beautiful colouring and how lucky to catch it on the flower!
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@JudyEv (119003)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Aug
It could well be. I'll have to research the difference. Good idea for a post - and I don't like being wrong! Only in the sense of giving out wrong information.
@DianneN (74479)
• United States
4 Aug
I love the color. Great shot, Vince!
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@JudyEv (119003)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Aug
It is, isn't it? I do need to point out that I found it for him. Can't have him taking all the credit.
@Gillygirl (17278)
• Sutton, England
4 Aug
That is a stunning photo Judy. I love the shade of blue.
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@JudyEv (119003)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Aug
We saw really bright blue ones in a butterfly house in England but this is a lovely soft colour.
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@ptrikha_2 (7414)
• India
4 Aug
Its great that you have been spending time with nature. Most of my time is spent at Home, Office, back to home, back to Office, and occasionally those Malls, whose shiny and sanitized environments call us to spend more and more, and leave our pockets much more lighter!
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@JudyEv (119003)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Aug
We've never enjoyed being in big cities and with our largish motor-home it can be quite stressful trying to negotiate narrow streets and find parking. We have really enjoyed seeing so much of the French countryside.
@TRBRocks420 (73945)
• Banks, Oregon
4 Aug
Very beautiful butterfly there.
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@JudyEv (119003)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Aug
It's lovely isn't it? We were lucky it stayed still long enough to be 'shot'.
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@TRBRocks420 (73945)
• Banks, Oregon
5 Aug
@JudyEv Yes, usually about the time I get the camera in place they fly off lol.
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@JudyEv (119003)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Aug
@TRBRocks420 They're hard to photograph, that's for sure.
@sueznewz2 (9736)
• Alicante, Spain
6 Aug
what a beautiful photo... well done Vince... it has lovely colouring on it's wings...
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@JudyEv (119003)
• Bunbury, Australia
6 Aug
The colouring is just so delicate isn't it?
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@sueznewz2 (9736)
• Alicante, Spain
6 Aug
@JudyEv it is.... it's lovely..
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@rebelann (38950)
• El Paso, Texas
5 Aug
That is a very pretty butterfly. I wish we had butterflies around here but I think it's too hot for them.
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@JudyEv (119003)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Aug
It seems they don't mind heat but they need high humidity.
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@rebelann (38950)
• El Paso, Texas
5 Aug
We've been pretty humid the last few weeks @JudyEv but that'll change pretty soon.
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@Inlemay (16490)
• South Africa
8 Aug
it looks so fluffy - absolutely beautiful - Vince and his camera have done it again
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@JudyEv (119003)
• Bunbury, Australia
8 Aug
And such a lovely colour, isn't it?
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@drannhh (15080)
• United States
6 Aug
Although they are from different families we have moth-like checkered skipper butterflies in the US that look very much like the one in your picture, which I assume to be a Spanish Chalkhill. Awesome find.
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@JudyEv (119003)
• Bunbury, Australia
6 Aug
I have no idea what it is but thanks for the suggestion. I'll check it out.