Lens-Artists Photo Challenge – Patterns

I’ve noticed quite a few bloggers’ contributing great posts for this challenge so, I went looking. This week’s challenge, offered by Ann-Christine, is rather appetising. I mean, who could resist showing off their pattern photos? I didn’t really know where to begin but a quick look through the past few week’s photos pointed me firmly in the direction of nature… specifically butterflies! The warm, dry weather in Ireland has offered up great butterfly viewing. We have recorded the best sighting in the last few weeks so… why don’t I show you just how diverse the butterfly wing patterns can be?

⇑ – Red Admirals in the shade – top and bottom wing patterns

⇑ Peacock (left) and Small Tortoiseshell sharing the same flower-head…

⇑ Painted Lady resting… Six-Spot Burnet moths in the background and bumblebee approaching. Such diverse patterns… added to the interesting Sea Holly plant patterns…

⇑ Common Blue female looking for a sweet treat? Her inner wing pattern clearly differentiates her from the male… ⇓

I’ll stop now but this is such an inviting challenge that I may do another post later in the week! Happy Monday… may you set interesting and attainable goals for this week and enjoy reaching them!

PS – If you want to see more butterflies, feel free to visit my Irish Butterfly page…

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14 Responses to Lens-Artists Photo Challenge – Patterns

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  2. Murtagh's Meadow says:

    A fabulous collection! We’ve not had many red admirals this year. But our weather has not been as good here in the west the last few weeks.

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  3. Very nice butterflies and patterns on them

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  4. perdebytjie says:

    Pragtig, AJ! Die bloue is my gunsteling.


    • aj vosse says:

      Die bloues is my vrou se gunstellinge ook… hulle is ook die kleinste skoenlapper hier so jy moet sien as die twee van ons agter een blouetjie ann jaag! PRET!! 😉

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  5. Leya says:

    Lovely take on this challenge – who does not love butterflies? And their patterns differ so much, also if you look at the inside or the outside of the wings. The Common Blue is slightly fringed – that is the look of all our butterflies this year. The heat and lack of food could be the answer.

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    • aj vosse says:

      Yes, I think the very warm summer has taken it’s toll… however, in the last few weeks we have seen more butterflies than any other summer… so, I think the heat must have helped the development of the second flush for the year!
      Let’s hope all these butterflies have a very successful breeding season and we have even more next year! 😉


  6. Mukhamani says:

    So very beautiful , we can never ever tire of looking at nature’s beauties. Regards

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  7. de Wets Wild says:

    Een van die dae is dit lente hier by ons en dan kan ek hopelik ook sulke mooi skoenlapper-fotos neem soos jy, AJ

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    • aj vosse says:

      Dankie vir die herhinnering… julle lente meen ons herfs… en dan kom die koue! Ons kan nie kla nie, ons het ons beste somer ooit hier gehad! Blykbaar was 1976 die laaste keer dat dit so ‘n lekker somer was… die somme vertel sy eie storie!! 😉

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