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Photo-a-Day  (Tuesday, 16th April, 2019)

Peacock butterfly


Peacock butterfly
Haigh Plantations,

Photo: David  (Panasonic DMC-FZ330)
Views: 1,670

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...

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