Friday, May 08, 2009

Small Tortoiseshell

This colourful butterfly is called Small Tortoiseshell. Makes me wonder where the name comes from. Caught this butterfly with my camera when I was walking around near a little river not far from where I live. It even spread its wings for me and let me take a macro shot. With my camera I have to get quiet close to take such pictures and normally butterflies fly off but this one didn't seem to mind.

2 comments:

June said...

There are "tortoiseshell" cats too whose coat is splotchy like this..I'm sure called so because of its resemblance to the pattern & color of some tortoise's shells. Have never heard of a dog referred to as such...they're just mutts! :-)

Kerri said...

Gorgeous!!!