Spotlight Photography – Summer’s Enlightenment – A Photo by Goff James

The image depicts a photograph titled Summer's Enlightenment by the photographer Goff James. The work is a colour photo of a single white lotus blossom set against a background of  tropical green foliage..

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Spotlight Photography – Tropical Summer – A Photo by Goff James

The image depicts a photograph titled Tropical Summer by the photographer Goff James. The work is a close up colour photo of an orange Bird of Paradise flower head. .

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Spotlight Photography – Insects Photo Click 37 – Scarce Swallowtail (2) – A Photo by Michael Sammut @ The Adventures Of…

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Iphiclides podalirius

Photographed in Sicily, Italy.

The Scarce Swallowtail is one of Europe’s most elegant and showy butterflies.

Contrary to it’s name, it is rather common and widespread. It is distributed in most of Europe, except the extreme northern parts, the East Palearctic, east across Asia Minor and Transcaucasia, the Arabian Peninsula, Pakistan, India and western China. The name ‘scarce’ is related to it’s relative scarcity in the United Kingdom.

However and very Unfortunately, like many other butterfly species, the trend is that it is declining too, and in many countries it is now protected.

Female laying eggs, photographed in Spain.

Two interesting facts about this butterfly, concern the pupae and the larvae. It has two colour forms of the pupae. A green form, which is formed on the host plant and a brown form, which is produced in leaf litter. The latter are generally predominant after August, when most…

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