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Red Admiral on tree (sideview) This Red Admiral was playful and did not mind me coming closer slowly. It just continued sitting on this tree, occassionally opening its wings to let them dry. Geotagged,Heesch,Macro,Red Admiral,The Netherlands,Vanessa atalanta Click/tap to enlarge

Red Admiral on tree (sideview)

This Red Admiral was playful and did not mind me coming closer slowly. It just continued sitting on this tree, occassionally opening its wings to let them dry.

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The Red Admiral is a well-known colourful butterfly, found in temperate Europe, Asia and North America. The Red Admiral has a 45–50 mm wing span. The species is resident only in warmer areas, but migrates north in spring, and sometimes again in autumn.

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Ferdy Christant
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By Ferdy Christant

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Uploaded Aug 24, 2012. Captured Aug 24, 2012 13:50 in Schoonstraat 24A, 5384 Heesch, The Netherlands.
  • NIKON D7000
  • f/9.0
  • 1/200s
  • ISO1600
  • 105mm