Each year I visit an area nearby for the Silver-studded Blue, a species which prefers heathland that has not become overgrown. To fulfil their habitat need, a lot of maintenance took place the last two years. Young birches and pines are removed and the big old heather plants are mown.
The butterfly below I found the evening before on Common Heather but as it was still warm she flew away and landed on Cross-leaved Heath; normally this species prefer to rest on Common Heather followed by Purple-Moor Grass. I took some pictures but got disturbed by a hot air balloon who needed to land quickly. Within minutes the meadow nearby was crowded and I decided to return the next morning.
The next morning I found out that this female butterfly was gone.....fortunately I found her back within some metres also on Cross-leaved Heath. The light just before sunrise was soft and warm; the carpet of Cross-leaved Heathplants in the background causes the p!nk touch.
P!nk is one of my favourite colours and musician!
11/7/2015 05:24:14 am
Hoi Silvia, fraaie opname, mooi de herhaling van de bloem kleuren in de achtergrond!
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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.