Releasing the Painted Lady by boogie

Releasing the Painted Lady

We raised Painted Lady butterflies at school - here is one of the last ones, on my hand, being released into the morning sunshine. I love the flash of gold on his back (he is a male, we've made a study! :)

(Yes - it's sunny here - wayhay!)
Lovely bright shot - great focus.
July 14th, 2012  
They are odd bugs but beautiful! Very clear here on your hand which must be so special!
July 14th, 2012  
Fab shot!
July 14th, 2012  
Awesome shot! and what a fab thing to do in school!
July 14th, 2012  
Fantastic detail Mags and what colours and contrasts, just lovely!
July 14th, 2012  
@alisonp It's been brill - I usually do Luna moths, but we are not allowed to release them in this country and it's sad watching them flap about a cage all their lives. These are much smaller - but the release is worth it :)
July 14th, 2012  
Superb macro capture of this beautiful butterfly - love the details and colors and the bokeh!
July 14th, 2012  
very beautiful Painted Lady!!!!!!!!!
July 14th, 2012  
Great shot! I wish them well on their new journey.
July 14th, 2012  
Stunning capture Mags! : )
July 14th, 2012  
Perfect shot with beautiful lady! My fav!
July 14th, 2012  
How wonderfl to watch them grow and then be able to release them, marvellous photo of a marvellous moment :)
July 14th, 2012  
what an incredible shot of an incredible moment. the detail you captured is fantastic! i have never seen on up close like this, how wonderful. fav! love this so much.
July 14th, 2012  
Nice photo! And such a great experience for your students (and you)!
July 14th, 2012  
Wow, I never knew anyone raised them and then released them.
What a beautiful macro shot!
July 14th, 2012  
Really good macro shot.
July 14th, 2012  
Beautifull
July 14th, 2012  
Great shot.
July 14th, 2012  
Fav :) Beautifully captured ... and released ;)
July 14th, 2012  
Great shot. Instant FAV. How do you determine the sex?
July 14th, 2012  
What a fabulous macro, just amazing, wonderful shot a fav!....... and well done the children too!!
July 14th, 2012  
Oh gorgeous! My son's teacher was never that enthusiastic abut the stick insects I donated....
July 14th, 2012  
This is fantastic! Such amazing details!
July 14th, 2012  
wonderful Macro Mags, so fluffy and excellent pov!
July 14th, 2012  
Excellent macro and coloring.
July 14th, 2012  
@anazad511 The male Painted Ladies have smaller abdomens than females and males are more colourful - but you can only tell when you have both to compare them :)

July 14th, 2012  
super shot! love the furry body!
July 14th, 2012  
@boogie Very interesting. Thanks for the explanation. It brought me memories of raising butterflies with my children.
July 14th, 2012  
Wonderful detail - well done on not letting them go earlier..... (Phil whistles innocently as she looks away....)
July 14th, 2012  
Lovely.
July 14th, 2012  
Ooooh this is on the PP, Mags!!! @boogie
July 15th, 2012  
Congrats on the PP, Mags! Nice to see you there!
July 15th, 2012  
Wow!! Beautiful! I am having a heck of a time wrestling with my macro.
July 15th, 2012  
@ozziehoffy @kellyburke How exciting! Thank you :)
July 15th, 2012  
such amazing details! great shot!
July 15th, 2012  
Amazing shot
July 15th, 2012  
Fabulous
July 15th, 2012  
Gorgeous creature!
July 15th, 2012  
Beautiful creature. Lovely photo. FAV!
July 16th, 2012  
Wow, what amazing detail - great photo.
July 16th, 2012  
Thats a memory right there. Top shot.
July 16th, 2012  
Fabulous capture - a beautiful butterfly...also love his golden back....how wonderful for your class!!
July 16th, 2012  
Great shot, that is so neat that you raise and then release. I'm sure mother nature appreciates your help. Nicely done.
July 16th, 2012  
Such a beautiful capture Mags, I love that you raise them, which I didn't actually know you could do until recently!
July 17th, 2012  
Lyn
Sorry I got so far behind in viewing! What a wonderful shot and a wonderful effort. Your students are SO Lucky. . .
July 18th, 2012  
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