Comma butterfly

by PeterKR

Out walking the other afternoon I was amazed by the number of butterflies around, mainly flitting between flowers in the large hedgerows on the edge of a wooded area.
They were quite active and getting close enough (with the DA18-135) before they flew off again was quite a challenge !
The large whites in particular were very evasive, only stopping for what seemed like milliseconds before flying off again.
Fortunately the Commas seemed more sedate in their feeding habits and I was able to get this one in an upright pose !

Can anyone identify the flower, bush for me ?

K50 on Tv + DA18-135WR, hand held
Uploaded31/07/2015 - 19:54
CategoryWildlife / Nature
Shutter Speed1/400
Aperturef/5.6
LensN/A
ISO100
Focal Length135mm

davidwozhere
Posted 01/08/2015 - 00:02 Link
Could be a vibernum (guelder rose) but their flowers are usually white.
Both the *istDS and the K5 are incurably addicted to old glass

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tommyt
Posted 01/08/2015 - 10:52 Link
Good capture..Best Regards..tommyt
Wildwood512
Posted 01/08/2015 - 17:50 Link
The butterfly really pops here! Great pic!
Cheers...Donna 😊
alfpics
Posted 01/08/2015 - 17:58 Link
Wonderful capture!
Andy
autumnlight
Posted 02/08/2015 - 22:17 Link
Superb
PeterKR
Posted 04/08/2015 - 14:48 Link
Many thanks to you all for the kind comments.

Chasing butterflies can be a very frustrating occupation but when you manage to get one to pose like this it makes it all worth while !

Thanks again
Peter

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