Sunday, 22 January 2012

Macro Monday - Red Spotted Jazabel.

I found this Red Spotted Jezebel (Delias aganippe) on a recent walk. I had seen this species before – but only at long range! This one was far more cooperative and actually landed for short periods of time. I was a windy day – which has been a bit of a theme for the last week, so was glad of the near limitless photo opportunities that digital brings.

One of the interesting things about this butterfly is that the lower surface of the wings are far more colourful than the upper surface. The upper surface is largely black and white, but as you can see the underwings are far more attractive.

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Enjoy the close ups.

13 comments:

Kateri said...

Wow, she is pretty. How nice is it to get a cooperative butterfly!

NicoleB said...

That's a lovely little Beauty!

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful butterfly, great sighting!

NixBlog said...

Welcome back, Stewart!
Lovely pictures of this butterfly.

jewaicious said...

What lovely captures of the winged beauties.

Liz said...

WOW! Great shots Stewart! What a beautiful & cooperative butterfly.
Welcome back to Blogger land!! :)

The Paw Relations said...

Lovely captures!

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CameraCruise said...

What a beautiful butterfly!

Victoria said...

Lovely captures! :-)

Andrea said...

Hello Stewart. We also have some Delias here but i haven't seen yet that color with the red spots. I really find them difficult to shoot, as they don't stay longer in a place.

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Great captures. Interesting to see the difference between the upper and lower wing surfaces.

Ida said...

What a lovely butterfly. I'm so glad you caught both the upper and lower wings as the contrast is really different. I like the brighter side.

Sallie (FullTiime-Life) said...

Lotsa' butterflies here in Florida -- I don't know any of their names though. Need to work on that. Your Jazabel is beautiful and she (must be a she) DID pose beautifully for you.