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Old Apr 17, 2011, 11:02 AM   #1
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Does anyone know which kind of butterfly this is? we (my wife and I) believe it is a Cardinal butterfly which is kind of rare in Sweden...

well, whatever it is, we think it is beutiful.
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Old Apr 17, 2011, 1:16 PM   #2
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It is a Mourning Cloak, Nymphalis antiopa , which occurs in North America, too - I don't know what it is called in Europe.. I find them hard to photograph, as they usually perch above head level.
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Old Apr 17, 2011, 1:27 PM   #3
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It is a Mourning Cloak, Nymphalis antiopa , which occurs in North America, too - I don't know what it is called in Europe.. I find them hard to photograph, as they usually perch above head level.
ahh, that it is,...thanks!! I knew someone here would now which kind it was

yeah, my wife spotted it on a tree 1.9 meters up. I ran 200meters to fetch the camera and then back...i had the luck to capture around 10 images in highspeed before it flew off
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Looks just like our East Tennessee Mourning Cloaks! Amazingly cosmopolitan species!
Nice job on capturing a very shy butterfly...
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Old Apr 18, 2011, 11:10 PM   #5
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A pretty butterfly! I've had trouble getting ones that are dark like these in correct exposure. They move quickly and I seem to continually underexpose the butterfly (or else get it too light). Yours is just right.
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