Sunday, September 13, 2009

Butterfly and flower


This is a butterfly I photographed last month in Greece. Having spent ages looking through various butterfly websites, I think this is a High Brown Fritillary, which is quite rare in the UK.

Or it could be a Dark Green Fritillary. Or a Common Leopard (according to hubby).

Anyway, I don't know what it is, but it sure was quite pretty and I'm delighted it stood still long enough for me to snap this photo.

6 comments:

Vogon Poet said...

I do the same when I'm trying to know what I have just photographed...
Beautiful image anyway, what is the Greek for butterfly? I guess it will sound familiar from some science book...

Tinsie said...

The Greek for butterfly is petalouda. Not sure it'd sound familiar, it's not sciency enough IYKWIM. There's probably a more formal word for it with a Greek or Latin root which is used in science books.

Vogon Poet said...

You are right, never heard of it, but the name is nice!

Just call me 'A' said...

Wow...the butterfly IS pretty. You've got a pretty nice shot. The flower is a marigold right?

Tinsie said...

Thank you. Yes, I think it's a marigold (I'm not very good with flowers).

exposemaximum said...

great closeup shot