07.22.2019-2 Meadow Frit

Just a humble butterfly hangin’ out at the swamp.

Meadow Fritillary-Boloria bellona in Lawrence Swamp’s wet meadow.

About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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18 Responses to 07.22.2019-2 Meadow Frit

  1. Having a perfect glowing butterfly on the very tip of a thin green arc is a fantastic moment to capture.

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    • I was chasing the butterfly through some tall grass and couldn’t believe my luck when a) it landed and stayed for a shot and b) the perch was such a fine one. Well worth the soaking the pant legs got in the tall wet grass.

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  2. Pete Hillman says:

    You have captured such beauty in light, colour and form in this single image Steve! Very nice!

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  3. Hanging is the literal truth.

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  4. shoreacres says:

    It looks for all the world like a lawn or garden ornament, hanging there like that. I was surprised to see you’d posted a butterfly. When I read the title, I immediately thought of the frit that’s used in glass-making and decorating, and thought you’d captured a sprinkling of dew. I have a miniature French art glass oil lamp from c. 1880, and it’s covered with clear frit that sparkles just like dew.

    I know the Gulf and Spangled fritillaries, but this is a new one for me, unless you or Tom have posted one before and I don’t remember. It’s a pretty thing — and accomodating, too!

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    • It’s a common shortening of the common name. Of course, now it means something entirely different. I’ve seen lamps and other glass decorated with what I just now know as frit. Never heard that term before.Your lamp sounds like a lovely work of art.
      This was my first meadow fritillary. I’ve had spangled in the yard and other places locally. It was frit flittin’ around and I had to chase it, but once it landed it stayed put for a few moments.

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      • shoreacres says:

        I’ve never heard ‘frit’ used for the butterfly. Of course, I remember the first time I heard Yvonne refer to ‘cats.’ I was utterly confused, until I figured out people use that as an abbreviated form of ‘caterpillar.’

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      • I have several lep enthusiast friends who use the term. I am not really a devoted butterfly/moth devotee but do enjoy them when I am able to come across one or two. I try not to be cute about abbreviations…note, I know… I was just guilty of exactly that with “lep” (lepidopterologists).

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  5. susurrus says:

    What perfect poise! The patterning on the wings makes me think of a language I don’t read – Arabic, perhaps.

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  6. bluebrightly says:

    Another thing I miss sometimes about not being back east – the greater abundance of butterflies. We just don’t have as many here. But we also don’t have the heat, OR the cold. Gorgeous photo, Steve! And yes, Arabic or something…butterfly wings….such beauty!

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