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a Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui) feasting on a Buddleja.
Buddleja, often spelled Buddleia is a genus of
flowering plants. It is now included in the
Scrophulariaceae, though in the past was previously
classified in either the Loganiaceae or in a family of
its own, the Buddlejaceae. The plant was named after
the Reverend Adam Buddle who was a botanist and a
rector in Essex, England.
The roughly 100 species are mostly shrubs, a few being
trees; the largest species reach 30 m tall, but most
species rarely exceed 5 m tall. Both evergreen and
deciduous species occur. They are native throughout
the warmer parts of the New World from the southern
United States south to Chile, and widely in the Old
World in Africa and the warmer parts of Asia, but
absent as natives from Europe and Australasia. The
species are divided into two groups based on their
floral type, those in the New World being dioecious,
and those in the Old World being monoecious.
The leaves are lanceolate in most species, and
arranged in opposite pairs on the stems (alternate in
one species, B. alternifolia); they range from 1-30 cm
long. The flowers are produced in dense panicles 10-50
cm long; each individual flower is tubular, about 1 cm
long, with the corolla divided into four spreading
lobes (petals), about 3-4 mm across. Flower colour
varies widely, with white, pink, red, purple, orange
or yellow flowers produced by different species and
cultivars; they are rich in nectar and often strongly
scented. The fruit is a small capsule about 1 cm long
and 1-2 mm diameter, containing numerous small seeds;
in a few species (previously classified in the
separate genus Nicodemia) the capsule is soft and
fleshy, forming a berry.
Several species are popular garden plants, The species
are commonly known as Butterfly Bush due to their
attractiveness to butterflies; they are also
attractive to bees and moths. Some species of buddleia
with red flowers are also attractive to hummingbirds.
The most popular cultivated species is Buddleja
davidii from central China, named after the French
naturalist Père Armand David. Other common garden
species include Buddleja globosa from southern Chile,
grown for its strongly honey-scented orange globular
flower-heads, and Buddleja alternifolia with lilac
coloured flowers. Several interspecific hybrids can
also be found, including B. x weyeriana (B. globosa x
Some species are commonly found as escapees from the
garden. B. davidii in particular is a great coloniser
of dry open ground; in towns in Britain, it often
self-sows on waste ground, where it grows into a dense
thicket, and it is listed as an invasive species in
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GREAT NOTES TOO.
Most friendly greetings from
Mario in Canada.
- [2009-07-31 20:32]
An amazing macro! The Painted Lady seems to be concentrating so hard as she goes deep into the bush. I love the eyes! Beautiful colors and details of the lady and of the unusual flowers.
- [2009-07-31 22:05]
A nice and unusual way of capturing this popular butterfly!
Excellent macro of the head and proboscis of V. cardui while taking nectar from buddleia taken from a fine frontal POV with excellent sharpness and good use of flash.
Thanks and have a good weekend,
- [2009-08-01 0:57]
Your hungry lady at dinner...great capture, wonderful details, coloe very natural.Congratulation!
- [2009-08-01 1:11]
Grt capture Thorsten . the lady is deeply indulged in stawing the honey. u caught the perfect moment. thanks lot for such sharp and detailed snap. most of the people snap butterflies but u deed very impressiv work. thanks again . regards,
Interesting POV, well controlled flash, good focus and sharp details.
- [2009-08-01 1:27]
Amazing macro in excellent sharpness and a lot of details. Great colours through the use of flash. Very nice dark contrasting BG. Perfect frontal POV.
Great, sharp portrait of a hungry lady. I like face to face POV. Also good exposure
A great macro of the Painted Lady feeding, Good focus gives fine detail to the butterfly and plant, colours are natural and vibrant. Nice dark background sets of the subject will.
TFS, have a nice weekend, regards Bill
Very good portrait of the head of a feeding butterfly. Brave composition, but well rewarded. Thanks.
- [2009-08-01 9:21]
Very hungry, Lady...
Very good macro,colors and details are outstanding.
Have a nice weekend,
perfect Pov and fantastic details
- [2009-08-01 10:31]
Hi Thorsten . I think this is what you call a macro shot. The detail in the head area is amazing. We can see it drinking the nector from the tiny flowers. takrn with rich colours and fine detail. well done TFS.
great macro shot with good details and beautiful colours