The Feeding Frenzy

Etter en sommer med stekende sol og dagtemperaturer laaangt over gjennomsnitt, så kom morgenen med lett overskyet vær og et litt skarpere drag i luften. Omgivelsene virket lettere sjokkert. Fuglene sang ikke lenger fra tretoppene og humler, bier og andre ivrige
pollinatorer uteble . . .
Men så etter 3-4 timer ante vi noe blått der oppe blant skyene, og plutselig var solen her igjen. Og da var det noen som bråvåknet!  En busk i hagen viste seg særlig populær, og i løpet av 10-15 minutter så var det minst et dusin sommerfugler som svirret rundt og ventet på at ‘serveringen’ skulle åpne.
After a summer with a boling warm sun and with day temperatures way nabove what’s usual, came the morning with an overcast and a noticably sharper feel to the morning air.
The surroundings appeared mildly shocked. No birds were singing out from the tree tops, nor was there any bees, bumblebees or other keen pollinators around . . .
But – after 3-4 hours something was about to happen. We could see a small blue rift up there among the clouds, and suddenly the sun was back! And then someone were quick to wake up! One of the bushes in the garden seemed very popular indered! Inside 15 minutes at least a dozen butterflies were fluttering around it waiting for the ‘servings’ to open.
Dere får dessverre ikke riktig inntrykk av antallet sommerfugler siden no9en sitter på baksiden av busken, noen i skyggene og – noen har lukket vingene og blir ‘en strek’ som det kan være vanskelig å oppdage selv på nært hold !

Unfortunately you may not get a correct impression of the number of butterflies here as many hide in the shadows, feel safer on the other side of the bush or have closed their wings – becoming ‘a thine line’ hard to discover even at close range.
Og inne i skyggene opererer de mye mindre humlene, men – de er her – i massevis!

And into the shadows the the much smaller bumblebees are operating, but – they’re here –
in numbers!
Men – hvis jeg er forsiktig, så går det nok an å komme litt nærmere uten at de flyr –

But – if I’m careful, I may possibly get a bit closer without scaring them away –
Og klikker dere bildene til ‘full-format’, så vil dere kunne se mange detaljer som ellers går tapt?!

And if you click these pictures into ‘full screen, you’ll be able to observe details that would otherwise be lost?!
Hei der! Pass på hvor du flyr!
Åh, unskyld. Jeg så deg faktisk ikke her inne på baksiden .

Hey there! Watch where you’re going, pal!
Oh, I’m sorry! I really didn’t see you here in the back!
Det er virkelig en fantastisk på disse forfriskningene!
The flavour on these refreshments are really fantastic!
.
Blir det bra fra denne vinkelen da, tror du?
Will it look all right from this angle, do you think?
Well, jeg har jo fått mange bilder av dere nå da? Noe skal jeg sikkert kunne bruke og – takk for at du satt stille hele tiden mens jeg fant den beste innstillingen på kameraet!
Og velkommen tilbake imorgen!

Well, I have got my share of pictures of you all by now, and I’m sure I’ve got something I may use! And than you for sitting still whilst I was looking for the best possible options with my camera. And welcome back tomorrow!

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11 Responses to The Feeding Frenzy

  1. Paola says:

    Dear Svein, do you know that, this summer, in Italy too there are a lot of white butterflies, much more than in the last years? They prefer lavander, here. It’s a little bit strange, isn’t it?

  2. utesmile says:

    How wonderful to have so many butterflies around. Love them and they need to be around. Obviously great food in your flowers! Super shots Svein.

    • Seenorway says:

      Yes, butterflies are excellent pollinators, however, they are a bit choosy to what they prefer as well as the biotop in which they thrive. I know for instance that a fantastic specie live in a neighboring valley to mine – but never to be seen where I live! I’ve been there several times, but never succeeded in finding it! A shame – as it has a quite fantastic appearance!

  3. Missy's Crafty Mess says:

    Such well disguised butterflies. They look like leaves

  4. -Eugenia says:

    Stunning shots! The colors are glorious and the butterflies are amazing. In your last two up close shots, the butterflies look like a leaf. I guess that’s their camouflage. Yes, there is definitely a feeding frenzy going on.

  5. Seenorway says:

    He he, you may be right about that, but then I’m no fashion slave exactly . . .

  6. puzzleblume says:

    Purple and neon-yellow, we wouldn’t dare to wear it together, but in nature it means beauty.

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