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I am 100!
Tapas Bar
Building Art
This fish has teeth.
Foggy twilight  in Southsea
Small White, Pieris rapae on pale yellow scabious
Docks of Cassis
My daughter Anush
Bicycle Planter
Large Scarce Blue, Phengaris teleius on Great Burnet
Meleager's Blue, Polyommatus daphnis on sweetpea
Beautiful visitor: Scarce Copper, Lycaena virgaureae on the photographer's hand
A festival
Monkeys Warm Together
A Train Covered by Men
 A  Little Blue, Cupido minimus surveys his world
War of the Five Ladybirds
Risky Journey with a Train
Drawing live
Dad's Dahlia
Checquered Skipper, Carterocephalus palaemon
Rainbow 2
12th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest
Beautiful visitor: Scarce Copper, Lycaena virgaureae on the photographer's hand

I was busy shooting ladybirds on tansy, but a certain copper took offense and started flying about my head like a bat, but would not settle. After an hour or so, it became annoying because the constant fluttring in face and above head is unsettling, so after asking him to sit for a portrait several times, I gave up. There's only so many times you ask an insect for portraits and then you move on, so I packed the bag and moved up an across the road. He followed. Finally in frustration, I reached out my hand and asked if he would sit for a brief portrait session and he did

TAGS: Butterfly, Copper, Czech Republic, Insect

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Prague, Czech Republic
Member since 2014
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© Mary C Legg.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 06.2014
Total Views: 55
Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 18, 2014, 8:11 a.m.
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Camera Model: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi
Focal Length: 100mm
Shutter Speed: 1/320
Aperture: f3.5
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PHOTO LOCATION Milovice, Czech Republic