Saturday, July 24, 2010

Bombs Away!
























Unlike most butterflies that attach their eggs to leaves or stems, ringlets simply drop their eggs amongst the grasses that their caterpillars feed on. Yesterday I photographed this ringlet and only managed to take one picture before she flew off, but by accident I caught her in the act of egg laying - I'm pretty sure that little greenish- yellow blob under her tail is a falling egg. How lucky is that? A chance in a million. Maybe I'll do the lottery this week....

10 comments:

  1. Wow! Don't get a lottery ticket you've already exhausted your luck for a long time it seems.

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  2. That is an amazing picture Phil. Well done; luck or not. Right place right time. Excellent.

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  3. Wow! What luck! Beautiful capture.

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  4. Maybe you're right Roger, maybe I shouldn't push my luck!

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  5. Hi Keith, I guess if you take enough pictures for long enough, you're bound to get lucky every now and then...

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  6. Hi Wilma, couldn't believe it when I saw the picture for the first time on the screen

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  7. Hi lotusleaf, a lucky moment..

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