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Moorland Clouded Yellow with entourage
All nectaring on Common Valerian. I actually got what I think is a better shot of one of these, but I also wanted to share this one with the flies ... even though I have no idea what species those flies are. Typically this time of year at that elevation they'd be what we call "sweat flies" - small black flies that swarm around mammals to drink sweat. They don't bite, but can still drive you a bit crazy. These must have been something else, though, or else they were staying low in the vegetation due to the wind that day.
Habitat
high mountain marsh with dwarf birches and willows
Location
Fokstugumyrin, Dovre, Norway
Date taken
12 July 2021
Scientific name
Colias palaeno, Valeriana sambucifolia
Equipment used
Nikon 7500, Tamron 150-600
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Lol, it does look like it has plenty of company! Gorgeous butterfly with lovely colors! I love that green eye! TFS Doc!
 
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Mmmm..... how pretty that butterfly is, and the flower too.

A terrific picture you've taken lass - thanks my friend.
 

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Category
Butterflies & Moths
Added by
Doc Duck
Date added
View count
107
Comment count
9

Image metadata

Device
NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D7500
Aperture
ƒ/8
Focal length
600.0 mm
Exposure time
1/1500 second(s)
ISO
400
Flash
Off, did not fire
Filename
aDSC_7526 (2).JPG
File size
1.1 MB
Date taken
Mon, 12 July 2021 12:00 PM
Dimensions
2838px x 2838px

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