Saturday, 11 August 2012

What a Beauty!!!

The week was fairly quiet, again a couple of very short walks produced nothing much but today, while I was eating lunch Bec called out that she had a strange butterfly in the garden seconds later I was watching a CAMBERWELL BEAUTY!! in my garden!! Amazing I saw one in Poland in 2004 but never in this country, unfortunately it stayed only 5 minutes but that was just long enough for a few pics :-)


Camberwell Beauty - Sissinghurst

19 comments:

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

So beautiful.. Congrat

Giga said...

Jest śliczny i dobrze, że pozwolił Ci na zrobienie wspaniałych zdjęć. Pozdrawiam.
It is beautiful and the good that has allowed you to make great pictures. Yours.

Marc Heath said...

Stunning butterfly, right time, right place and some nice shots, well done.

Kieron Palmer said...

WOW, that is gorgeous. congratulations Alan!

Mike H said...

That is a rather special moment well done indeed. A big thanks to your wife for spotting it.Have you let Mike Easterbrook know?

Rob Stokes said...

Excellent find of such a stunning butterfly , congratulations .

Greenie said...

Alan ,
Sightings like that do not come around very often , after several recorded 2006/7 , just a single in April 2008 in Barming Woods , Maidstone since , according to Kent BC .
To get shots too , brilliant .
Well done to Bec for spotting it .

Rohrerbot said...

What a treat! That's looks like one of our Mourning Cloaks here. Beautiful butterfly shots! Glad you got to spend a little time with this visitor even if it were only 5 minutes. :)

Warren Baker said...

I think you are just spoilt roten Alan :-)

Phil said...

Very well done Alan, i'm suitably jealous! I expect you'll be buying your wife a bunch of flowers at least for spotting such a cracker.

Martyn Wilson said...

Very nice Alan, well found.

Rachel J said...

Nice one Bec! Stunning Alan, really super photos.

Sharon Whitley said...

what a beautiful blog you have, stunning pictures, following!

Phil Smith said...

dream of finding a camberwell beauty well done

ShySongbird said...

Wow, what a discovery! Lovely photos. And I thought I'd done well with my Purple Emperor!

Stewart said...

Had one in my garden too Alan, many years ago, one of the best thinsg I have ever seen. Mine was on 13th August...

Kungsfiskaren said...

Wow, lovely butterflie photos
Greetings from Sweden
/ingemar

Derek Smith said...

Fantastic butterfly Alan, and to get photos as well, just brilliant.

ZielonaMila said...

I like to admire such views, spinnakers are very nice. I am greeting