In my last blog I wrote that I have enough photo's of the Orange-tip; actually I ment the DUTCH Orange-tip. Arriving in my beloved France, one of the first butterflies which welcomes me was the yellow Provence Orange-tip. Wow.....what a beauty!
Every evening I walked around and searched on yellow flowers (including his larval foodplant) for this butterfly without any success.
Then the day came that I found one resting butterfly in the daytime and while I was photographing this butterfly (with stormy Mistral) I found some little caterpillars, white and orange eggs and the same evening as a big surprise: 3 resting Orange-tips....they maked my day!
The only problem was the Mistral which drives me crazy. With two empty shopping baskets I built a kind of shelter and with some sticks I stabalized the long and tiny plant they were resting on. Despite all this efforts it was a real challenge to make photos without any movements.
As one shopping basked was red and the other light blue, it must have been looked very obvious but it helped to keep the worst gusts of wind away.
When the sun came up across the hill, one by one they were opening the wings and it seemed that I had three femals. Girlpower! But, the way they came, they left, as no more resting yellow Orange-tip was found, till yet.
Soon, a new page with all images of the Provence Orange-tip will be added to this website.
2/5/2014 10:08:54 am
Hoi Silvia, wat een juweeltjes weer, vooral dat eitje vind ik leuk, zo mooi duidelijk in beeld gebracht! de vlindertjes fraai vastgelegd! genieten daar zie ik wel!
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Jibt dir dit Leben mal een Buff, denn weene keene Träne. Lach Dir'n Ast und setz Dir druff und baumle mit de Beene.