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No Fixed Abode, Home Counties, United Kingdom
I’m a 51-year-old Aspergic CAD-Monkey. Sardonic, cynical and with the political leanings of a social reformer, I’m also a toy and model figure collector, particularly interested in the history of plastics and plastic toys. Other interests are history, current affairs, modern art, and architecture, gardening and natural history. I love plain chocolate, fireworks and trees but I don’t hug them, I do hug kittens. I hate ignorance, when it can be avoided, so I hate the 'educational' establishment and pity the millions they’ve failed with teaching-to-test and rote 'learning' and I hate the short-sighted stupidity of the entire ruling/industrial elite, with their planet destroying fascism and added “buy-one-get-one-free”. I also have no time for fools and little time for the false crap we're all supposed to pretend we haven't noticed, or the games we're supposed to play. I will 'bite the hand that feeds' to remind it why it feeds.

Monday, May 3, 2010

O is for Orange Tip

Finally got some shots of the Orange Tipped butterfly, I've seen quite a few this spring, but this was the only one who'd sit still long enough to let me get a shot off.

He moved as I clicked the shutter, and I thought I'd missed him, he did let me get quite a few closed shots, and to be honest, after all the trouble I've had getting the wing uppers, I think he's more beautiful closed, with his green and white camouflage.

And - Yes, I think that's his tongue in the lower picture!


Fraxinus said...

nice photo's havn't seen an orange tip yet mostly Peacocks in East kent. Led a guided walk yesterday (amazingly 5 turned up in the rain)& got absolutely frozen & soaked to the skin...wildlife apart from a green woodpecker & a few mallards in the drainagwe ditches of the chislet Marshes....no where to be seen!!

Maverick Collecting said...

Well...it's been hot for three days now, and they're telling us it's getting colder again tomorrow! So; was that the summer?.....