Saturday, September 8, 2012

Mourningcloak/Sunday Best

Mourningcloak on butterfly bush

Butterfly bush (Buddleia) is aptly named as the blossoms attract many butterflies.
Mourningcloak wings opened out

I especially look forward to seeing mourningcloaks on the Buddleia - their colours go together very well, don't you agree?

I am linking to Your Sunday Best at A Rural Journal

38 comments:

Paul in Powell River said...

I'll take butterfly pictures on any bush! :D Nature's beauties.

TexWisGirl said...

i think mourning cloaks are SO beautiful! love their understated colors and big size!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Beautiful! They look lovely on these flowers.

Lorna said...

I had never heard of mourning cloaks before and wham! now they're my favourite thing.

Kerri said...

Stunning!

Taken For Granted said...

That is a great butterfly, beautiful colors.

Kathy said...

I've never heard of this butterfly. Just goes to show what I know!

Deanna said...

Yes, the colors go together very nicely. Beautiful capture!!

Jack said...

It isn't just the color that is fascinating in this butterfly, EG, it is the texture.

Rohrerbot said...

I love this butterfly. We have it here as well....but I really like your photo composition.

Stephanie said...

My goodness those are absolutely gorgeous. I love butterflies.

Renae said...

I love those textures in the flowers. Such great composition and substance.

Randy said...

Such beautiful markings.

A Garden of Threads said...

Gorgeous shots. Sorry it has been so long since the last visit, been crazy here. Enjoy the weekend.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

I haven't heard of this butterfly. It is beautiful. It almost looks like lace on the edge of the wings.

Daniel LaFrance said...

Wonderful capture! I see what you mean about how the colours compliment one another.

Marie said...

Beautiful shots of a gorgeous butterfly and a lovely flowering bush!

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

No Mourning Cloaks on this side of the big pond. Plenty of Buddleia though which attract all species of butterfly. That's a beautiful picture.

Cloudy said...

Wind trägt unsere Gedanken fort, in Wolken gehüllt umrunden sie die Welt...

Lieben Gruß und Carpe Diem
CL

Lowell said...

Okay, is it "mourbingcloak" or "mourningcloak"? ;-)

I doubt I've ever seen one of these. Love that first shot especially...looks like the wings are made of seashell material.

Sandra said...

well this butterfly was aptly named, in the first photo it looks just like a cloak. i love the edges, so beautiful

Dianne said...

they are perfectly beautiful together

bailey-road.com said...

Beautiful captures!

rainfield61 said...

As they keep flying, it is very challenging to photograph butterflies.

You have done a very good job.

Brian King said...

Beautiful shots!

see you there! said...

A very Victorian butterfly :-)

Darla

Rose said...

Magnificient!!!!!! Wouldn't that bottom shot make a terrific puzzle!

RedPat said...

Fabulous!

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Wow! Just gorgeous ~ (A Creative Harbor)

Crafty Green Poet said...

such a wonderful butterfly, we call them Camberwell Beauties here and I've never seen one....

Michelle said...

Beautiful!

LONDONLULU said...

They really do look good together! The season's hottest colours! :) Beautiful...

Cheryl said...

What a gorgeous butterfly. This is my first year with a butterfly bush in my garden. What a gift to be able to watch them so close.

Tricia Hays said...

looks like a wooden flutterby... i've never seen one like that

Cezar and Léia said...

Brilliant shots dear EG, thanks for this lovely energy, a great start for our week!
Léia

Nancy Claeys said...

I saw one of these for the first time this weekend, but did not get a shot. Love that you featured one on Your Sunday Best. Now I know what it's called! :)

Tanya said...

great shots!! while we were out walking yesterday, there was a whole garden of butterfly bush, i just love them!

kaye said...

what a delicate subject the butterfly and the flowers. niceley done.

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