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photoblog image A Dutch Master

A Dutch Master

 

But I don't know his name.  Do you?

(this is the same Carrot Top from Monday)

 

 

A Dutch Master

 

But I don't know his name.  Do you?

(this is the same Carrot Top from Monday)

 

 

comments (37)

That is beautiful and great details!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Hollie.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 11 Apr 2014, 00:49
So pretty it must be "Priscilla", Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Well, then. I'll take that into consideration, Ray. smile
Beautiful isn't he!! Lovely shot Ginnie - great DOF! Butterflies are so amazing.
Ginnie Hart: Butterflies really ARE amazing, Elizabeth. Indeed! Thank you.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 11 Apr 2014, 04:37
This is such a beautiful species. A Dutch master indeed. Love the Orange and the details. The wingtips are just wonderful.
http://www.postzegelblog.nl/2009/02/13/dagpauwoog-eerste-van-serie-vlinders-van-nederland/ we even have stamps with butterflies.
Ginnie Hart: And of course he'd be orange!!! My favorite color. I love that you have butterfly stamps. I Googled and found these for the USA (I'm sure every country has them!):
https://www.google.nl/search?q=butterflies+on+US+stamps&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=BHhHU-mpIYbA0QWQt4DwBA&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAQ&biw=1680&bih=837
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 11 Apr 2014, 05:00
No I don't but he looks spectacular
Ginnie Hart: I bet Lisl will know who he is! smile Thanks, Adrian.
  • Paule
  • United States
  • 11 Apr 2014, 05:23
Great color.
Ginnie Hart: My favorite, Paule. smile
i love the curves in his wings Ginnie... i like both images of Carrot Top... or you can just call him beautiful....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Peter. It was very nice to meet him up close and personal like this, even though he never sat still for long. Actually, he was still quite far away. I would have loved getting even closer! smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 11 Apr 2014, 06:29
This lovely sculpted thing is a Comma butterfly Ginnie, you have captured it well
Ginnie Hart: Well, then. I should have known it might be YOU, Chris (I was expecting it to be Lisl). Thank you for the identification:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polygonia_c-album
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 11 Apr 2014, 07:22
Chris got in before me, Ginnie - a delightful picture of one of my favourite butterflies. It s called a Comma as it has a small comma-shaped mark on the underwing
Ginnie Hart: I knew one of you would know, Lisl, and I love that you both do. I have a feeling I'll get my education a LOT when we're with you soon! Thank you.
What a lovely name a comma, a slight pause and off you go again, so appropriate for a butterfly.
Ginnie Hart: How perfectly said, Martin. I like the way you think. smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 11 Apr 2014, 07:42
Ask Lisl- she knows all the names of butterflies - a fabulous photo!
Ginnie Hart: Both Lisl and Chris have supplied the name, Philine. It's a Comma:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polygonia_c-album
  • Richard Trim
  • Suffolk: where the sun rises first in England
  • 11 Apr 2014, 07:59
A Comma Ginnie. You have captured delightfully against the white tree.
Ginnie Hart: I love knowing what he is, Richard, and you're all agreeing, which is the good news. HA! He's actually on a rusted pipe but I think he THOUGHT it was a tree. smile
It is a comma Ginnie and used to be quite common but I don't see many these days. A beautiful picture with the focus spot on
Ginnie Hart: I'm so glad you all are agreeing on what this butterfly is, Bill. I just discovered it is found in northern Africa and across Europe from Portugal through Asia as far as Japan. Not in America! No wonder I'm entranced by it.
I have no idea on a name but it is very beautiful an well captured. Lovely colours. I really like this part of nature.
Ginnie Hart: Everyone who knows is agreeing that it is a Comma butterfly, so now WE know, too. He's not one we see in America, so I'm delighted to get acquainted with him. smile
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 11 Apr 2014, 08:07
Ummmm.. is it Michael? Or maybe David? It would be John, or Steve.... smile He's very handsome, no matter what his name is!
Ginnie Hart: According to those in the know, Alan, his name is Comma. smile
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polygonia_c-album
  • gutteridge
  • Where latitude and attitude meet
  • 11 Apr 2014, 08:56
It must be Van der van dyyjke eyjke Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHA! Well, you may be right, Chad. grin
  • Focales
  • France
  • 11 Apr 2014, 09:12
En France on l'appelle "Robert le Diable" mais son nom latin est "Polygonia c-album". Il est facilement reconnaissable à ses ailes dentelées et sa couleur.
Très belle capture Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Yes, indeed, Marie. i have just discovered its name from many of you who all agree that it is the Comma butterfly, which we do NOT have in America. No wonder I didn't know it. It sure is beautiful. Merci.
Stunning, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Pauline. We don't have him in America. I'm delighted to meet him. smile
Think it's called Curly Girl, lovely shot Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: LOL, Mick. She'd surely like the compliment. smile
This is a beautiful shot Ginnie........I'm sure someone will know the species! smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Martin, and YES. Everyone agrees that it's the Comma butterfly, which we do NOT have in America.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 11 Apr 2014, 09:50
Much more flattering ;o)

As Chris says a Comma butterfly beautifully photographed, so crisp. As a child I used to spot species of butterfly, but never saw a Comma!
Ginnie Hart: Well, I am definitely getting my education with this little fella, Mike. Everyone who knows agrees it's a Comma butterfly, which we don't have in America, for some reason. It's a real beauty. Thank you.
  • HF
  • Germany
  • 11 Apr 2014, 09:55
Beuatiful color contrast, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Many kind thanks, HF.
I would never be able to come up with a name but it sure is a beauty and shot so well.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Mary. Apparently we don't have this beauty in North America, according to Wiki. It's the Comma butterfly:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polygonia_c-album
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 11 Apr 2014, 12:24
As others have indicated, it is a white C or in dutch a "gehakkelde aurelia" and the fancy name Polygonia c-album (the c-album is fancy language for white C). That C is under the wing on the brown side. The butterfly is of the 'Skoenlapper' family. They are the ones with brown or otherwise less colourful undersides of the wings. Skoenlapper means shoe patcher. The underside of the wings reminds of patched shoes - with some imagination.

Great shot, it even was possible to identify the butterfly.
Ginnie Hart: I love all the education I'm getting today, Louis. Thank you. smile
Deja vu, Lil Boots! wink

Why Dutch? Cos it's orange?
He he... you Dutch Mistress! wink
Ginnie Hart: Oh yes. Dutch because it's orange and because this is the first place I've ever seen it. Apparently it hasn't hopped the Big Pond yet! smile
So glad to see the rest of Carrot Top, Ginnie. What an exquisite specimen. You've captured him so beautifully here; a Dutch Master, indeed.
Ginnie Hart: I was lucky that day, Beverly, because he was dancing around in the sun, flitting from here to there. It WAS nice to finally see the whole enchilada. grin
That is a beauty,Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Frank.
  • Rolro-T
  • Germany
  • 11 Apr 2014, 16:36
wow, perfect photo Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Most kind of you, Roland.
No idea, but this is a beaty Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Everyone who knows agrees that it's a Comma butterfly, Richard. I now feel totally enlightened! smile
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polygonia_c-album
  • Tony
  • UK
  • 11 Apr 2014, 17:58
Beautiful butterfly portrait...Lovely details against the tree.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Tony. It's actually a rusty pipe with cracked paint, but I think the butterfly thought it was a tree, too. smile
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 11 Apr 2014, 19:16
Great shot Ginnie, isn't it wonderful to start seeing butterflies again, spring is definitely sprung smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Anne, and YES, indeed!
Lovely shot, Ginnie. Nice what a long zoom can do smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Tom. I am loving this little miracle camera. It's incredible!
love this Ginnie and yes i see what you mean now!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Ronky. smile
That is such a beautiful piece of Mother Nature's artistry.
Gorgeous photo.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Michael. Mother Nature teaches us everything we need to know!
no clue as to he identity, but that does not distract from the beauty of this shot one bit
Ginnie Hart: Everyone who knows agrees it's a Comma butterfly, Ayush, something we don't have in America, so it's new to me. Thanks.
  • rem_la
  • France
  • 12 Apr 2014, 16:01
de biens belles couleurs
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Rem. Mother Nature doing her best!
What a beautiful butterfly Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Many kind thanks, Brian!

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