Scram!.

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  1. Sydney Smith

    Sydney Smith In Flower

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    Hi. Scram indeed. This peaceful pic actually shows a Comma gradually edging the Red Admiral off that flower - it did it. The Admiral was there first .
     

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    Jewell Incorrigible Gardener Plants Contributor

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    Wow! That is an awesome photo! Your talent at catching the beauty of nature is superlative! :sete_013::sete_013::sete_013: Where are the patches!
     
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    Syd, you must have the patience of a saint to stand there with your camera until just the right moment! Wonderful photo, just wonderful.
     
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    Hi Jewell - Jane - hope you are both well - Spring will soon be with us. Glad you like the photo - as I have said before I am no expert but do have infinite patience (both happily and needfully) in so many things - not least with a camera. I am always on the look out for things interesting and this I watched from the Comma landing behind the Admiral and then edging it off. It was a Buddlea bush and quite a large one which is the main Butterfly etc "puller" on the plot.
    I am definitely "camera happy" for sure and have several DSLRs which I vary the use of all the time.
    Best wishes to you. Syd.
     



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  5. Sydney Smith

    Sydney Smith In Flower

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    Hi. Found another pic -Peacock- on same Buddlea.
     

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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Even insects have a pecking order. The comma must have wanted the nectar badly to see off a Red Admiral.
     
  7. Sydney Smith

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    Hi Eileen. For sure and watching the whole procedure it was a very deliberate and determined act. Happily Butterflies do not have much to hit or bite with so its more a case of "nudge off you".
    Found this Speckled Wood pic. Syd.
     

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    Sherry8 I Love Birds!

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    Great pictures...I love your variety of them. I wish I had someone to go and just sit some place with and wait for the eagles to get close enough. My husband would do it with me but he gets bored just sitting after a while, I could do it for hours...(He is always on the go...)...
     
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    Hi Sherry. Sorry for delay in replying. I am another who is always on the go but mostly keep a camera very near to hand and watch for opportunities. Having spotted something interesting though I do wait on it to see what develops. How I envy you your Eagles - wish I could sit and watch them also. Best wishes. Syd.
     

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