26 April 2014

Critters: Mourning cloak




A mourning cloak seen in Nuuksio National Park,
18.4.2014.

I'm linking to Camera Critters
and Saturday's Critters.

http://viewingnaturewitheileen.blogspot.fi/2014/04/saturdays-critters-21.html

http://camera-critters.blogspot.fi/2014/04/camera-critters-316.html

52 comments:

  1. Hi Gunilla I have never heard of this butterfly. The last shots is my favorite. Have a great weekend.

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    1. Thank you Margaret! Enjoy your weekend.

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  2. Dearest Gunilla;
    Oh sure look rarely seen; how great♡♡♡ I saw a butterfly (common one here), haha no chance to take pictures.

    Sending you Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

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    1. Thank you, dear Miyako! It's a very common butterfly here. Have a great day!

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  3. so ein Falter ist mir leider nie begegnet

    DANKE für die schönen Bilder Gunilla
    LG vom katerchen zum Wochenende

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  4. I don't know this butterfly. It's beautiful.
    Greetings

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    1. Thank you Ela! It's a common butterfly in Northern Europe and in North America.

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  5. Beautiful butterfly, Gunilla.
    Very well photographed.
    Greetings Irma

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  6. Gorgeous butterfly and great shots!

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  7. Lovely photos, I have never heard of this one. what a find.

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    1. Thank you Jocee! It's not an unusual butterfly around here.

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  8. how beautiful, and different this is

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  9. Amazing shots of a beautiful species Gunilla which you are so lucky to see and photograph. Of course we call it the 'Camberwell Beauty' in UK and we would be extremely fortunate to see one here as they are classed as a rare migrant.

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    1. Thank you Roy! I read about the Brittish name on Wikipedia. Mourning cloak is the same as the Swedish name "sorgmantel".

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  10. Gunilla, you Mourning Cloak butterfly is gorgeous. Lovely photos. Thank you for linking up to the critter party! Have a happy weekend!

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  11. Beautiful! The coloring is quite distinctive, isn't it?! Happy Critter Day!

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    1. Thank you Snap! This one is easy to identify. Happy Critter Day!

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  12. such a beautiful butterfly. it's always nice to see butterflies different from the ones we have. hope all is well. have a great day~

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    1. Thank you very much! That's one of the things I love about blogging: you get to see many interesting things from all around the world. Enjoy your day.

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  13. i love these butterflies and their rich dark tones and colorful accents!

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    1. Thank you Theresa! I think it's the most gorgeous of our butterflies.

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  14. Excellent shots of this beauty!

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  15. What a lovely butterfly. I've never seen this one before. I like the colors very much.

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  16. Der Schmetterling sieht ganz samtig und wunderschön aus.

    LG Mathilda ♥

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  17. Well shot! They overwinter and I saw one the other day, too.
    (ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

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  18. That is a simply beautiful butterfly Gunilla. Wonderful shots of it. A very descriptive name too.

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  19. härligt fina foton på sorgmanteln. .)

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  20. Dark color, has is name choise, happy sunday , greeting from Belgium

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    1. Thank you Retriever! Have a great week.

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  21. Wonderful photos, I love these wonderful macro! Exquisite details in this beautiful butterfly!

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  22. That is so beautiful! I've never seen one like that before.

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