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The Small Lives of Summer | 夏の小さな生命 | 夏天的小生命

Been out wandering with my camera again but didn’t get any ideas for any shots I could work with. I did catch sight of this common butterfly again though which I had taken a photo of some time ago at Pollok Park. Thought I could try to get a better shot of it this time with my DSLR.

I was told it might be a Monarch Butterfly (the ones from Trauma Team) but I decided to look it up this time. Turns out it’s actually a “Painted Lady” named because of the way the spots appear on its wings. The Monarch has a much larger black brim that runs all the way round its wings and doesn’t migrate over the UK…

Apparently it can be seen all around the world due to its tolerance to cold temperatures but summer time, June is the peak time when these butterflies migrate into Scotland. Have you seen this in your country?

また一眼を持ちながらお散歩行ってきましたが、いいアイデアが思い付けなかった。それでも、またあの時の蝶を見かけて写真をもっと良く撮るようにやってみました。まあ、普段の蝶だけど、面白い名前が付いてるらしいね。「Painted Lady」って「ペイントのかけている蝶」という意味とか。何だか「6人の医師ホスピタル」で登場のオオカバマダラの形しているらしいが違うです。ちなみにこの時期にスコットランドには数が一番多そう。日本でも見かけたことある?

再次拿著相機出去散歩了但沒有想到拍什麼相好。不過在公園裏又再遇到上次在Pollok Park拍了的蝴蝶。雖然很普遍但名稱幾有趣叫Painted Lady因爲翼上的白點像油彩。有些似Monarch Butterfly但不是。好像這個時期最多。在你的國家也看到嗎?

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Summer Sky Shot June 2009

Just felt like posting this shot of the evening sky I took about a week ago. Been paying a lot more attention to the sky since taking a liking to Makoto Shinkai’s works after watching 5cm.

With the weather so hot during the day, it’s been great going for my 30 minute jog 6 in the morning when the sun’s already shining brightly but while the air still has a tint of coolness lingering in it.

Very peaceful too.

Evening Sky - June '09