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From the Window #3

A big dose of elegance...this is the biggest butterfly I have seen in our garden!

 

She has a bigger wingspan than a house sparrow.

 

She is human-shy, and her main wings are never still when she is feeding.

 

butterfly

From the Window #3

A big dose of elegance...this is the biggest butterfly I have seen in our garden!

 

She has a bigger wingspan than a house sparrow.

 

She is human-shy, and her main wings are never still when she is feeding.

 

butterfly

comments (15)

she better keep using her wings to not bring the whole flower-stalk down under weight, Ray! superb image and a brilliant post to start off the day.
Ray: It is possible you are right about this, Ayush...many blooms would not support her weight without some assistance.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 26 Jul 2017, 04:59
Gorgeous images!
Ray: You are very kind, Philine.
The butterfly who wanted to be a bird! She's a beauty, Ray.
Ray: She is beautiful, Ginnie, and makes my day whenever i see her in the garden.
Aussi grand qu'un moineau ...impressionnant !!!
Le plus gros que j'ai pu voir c'est "Au jardin des papillons " non loin de chez moi ..
Ces couleurs sont magnifiques !
Bonne journée
Ray: C'est grand, élégant et coloré, Claudine ... l'un de mes visiteurs de jardin préférés.
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 26 Jul 2017, 07:15
OMG - I nearly fell off my zimmer frame when I saw this image for the first time Ray. Just how GORGEOUS can a flutterby get!!
Ray: There are many beautiful flutterbys, Chris, but this one would surely be a finalist in the beauty pageant!
  • Martine
  • France
  • 26 Jul 2017, 07:27
Magnifique photo, on dirait un tableau.
Ray: Merci, Martine. C'est une belle créature, et un très bon visiteur dans notre jardin!
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 26 Jul 2017, 07:37
Fabulous!
Ray: Totally gorgeous critter, Alan!
  • Lisl
  • Bath, England
  • 26 Jul 2017, 08:40
Bigger than a house sparrow - incredible! Perhaps her weight would weigh down the plants if she didn't continue to flutter her wings
Ray: You have to actually see one working the garden to believe how big, elegant and astonishingly gorgeous they are, Lisl...it has me smiling all day after I have observed one visiting our garden.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 26 Jul 2017, 10:30
Must make an unusual big splat against a car's windshield. Whatever, it is a beautiful specimen.
Ray: I have not hit one of these beauties, Louis.

I have, however hit a few of the enormous moths we have in the Mallee region in Australia...they are about as big as a small Dove...windscreen washer/wipers cannot cope!!!
She has a very large body to carry around.
Ray: Yes...she is more like a bird than a butterfly in some ways, Mary.
WOW what a beaut!
Ray: Big and beaut, Bill.
She is a lovely creature, and your top photo, in particular, is excellent.
Ray: Thank you, Brian. I get a big kick out of observing these lovely critters when they visit.
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 26 Jul 2017, 17:21
Striking colourage Ray.
Ray: Nothing shy about this critter, Chad...colourful like a Cub or Mex festival!
She is just gorgeous, Ray! Wonderful photo's!
Ray: A delight to watch, too, Elizabeth. Thank you for your kind remarks.
I think I saw one of these in a Butterly house in Lancaster one time, huge! And colourful.
Ray: Sounds about right, Frank.

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