Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Early Brimstone




This was a pleasant surprise. It was one of two, found today while working on the track at

South Brent, in Devon.

20 comments:

  1. Lovely shots. When I first spotted the thumbnail of the first photo in my reader's list, I though it was a green leaf!

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  2. Thats right, they can't be or maybe.........

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  3. Nice surprise alright, lovely shots too the last one is a cracker, Mike.

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  4. Wow, good and early. Did you digi scope that on the finger end!!!!

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  5. There you all are~ and what a great looking butterfly, how very cool is that!

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  6. Sweet year to come when you can handle one of the first butterflies of the season, great find. This happens to me very rarely. Loved the photos.

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  7. Wonderful captures of the butterfly!

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  8. Hi John & Sue
    great to see an early Brimstone maybe the mild weather will kick Spring off early this year, Are the Avocets still at St Clement ? as I may go up on Friday
    Hope to CU soon.

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  9. What a magnificent creature. I thought I was going to be looking at images of foliage and plants when I clicked the link! Beautiful.

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  10. heye what, flowers and butterflies... No way! We got a beautiful snow storm yesterday adn the winter is back! Gosh I envy you! Well done with these beautiful pictures of this ncie butterfly!

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  11. Beautiful images.

    Regards

    Dave

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  12. wat een mooie vlinder het lijkt net een blad van een boom.
    wat is de natuur toch mooi.
    groetjes Herman,

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  13. That is so cool! I've only seen butterflies in March - and that was at the end of March.
    She sure is a beauty!!

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  14. That one has survived its hibernation in remarkably good condition John - I suspect it was indoors somewhere. It'll only take another cold snap to send it back into its winter quarters. Lovely images, as always, John.

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  15. Suberb images John of this early flutter.

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  16. JR and Sue.
    You did well finding the early Brimstone, I like them for their unusual shape. Like me you probably cannot wait for the other butterflies and insects to emerge.

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  17. Great shots and so early in the year.

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  18. Thank you all for your comments.
    John

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