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Object Title: Butterflies

 

Page By: Gangolf Haub

Created/Edited: Apr 20, 2006 / Jan 24, 2007

Object ID: 189485

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Knock off that butterfly crap!

Iphiclides podalirius
Iphiclides podalirius, the Scarce Swallowtail


There have been times when I have been politely asked to refrain from submitting butterfly pictures to a mountaineering site called summitpost.org, the general assumoption being that a mountaineering site should host pictures of mountains and related stuff only. On SPv1 there was an "off topic" rating when voting on pictures and this readily was used whenever I posted pictures of flowers or wildlife in general. Or was it? Looking over my picture gallery I found that butterflies often made it into the highest ranked spots. This encouraged me to look at the site in general - and sure enough there were quite a number of pictures devoted to the fluttery little critters. And why not? Wildlife is an enjoyable part of the mountaineering experience and butterflies (as well as flowers) are about the most beautiful part of it.

So here it is my butterfly hall of fame - and I want to encourage you to nominate all the other shots that my short research missed.

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Gangolf HaubRe: private attach only?

Gangolf Haub

Hasn't voted

Thanks - I wasn't aware of this flag until now. You never cease to learn :-)
Posted Apr 20, 2006 10:28 pm

Romuald KosinaI saw...

Romuald Kosina

Voted 10/10

I saw this beautiful world during trekking through high alpine meadows in Alpi Graie!!!!
Album is also excellent!!!
Cheers!!!
Romek
Posted Apr 21, 2006 5:22 pm

CharlesLovelly

Charles

Voted 10/10

Great stuff!!!

Cheers

Charles
Posted Apr 23, 2006 12:39 pm

SajamaTHanks...

Sajama

Voted 10/10

...for attaching. It´s an honour to see my pic in this wonderful album.

Cheers.
Posted Apr 27, 2006 10:35 am

Bob SihlerComments in Overview

Bob Sihler

Voted 10/10

I agree with you completely and think this album was a great idea. Besides, who hasn't seen a butterfly high above timberline? Don't tell me images of them don't belong on a mountaineering site.

I've posted a few of what I think are my best and may put up some more. I hope they enhance the page.
Posted Oct 1, 2006 2:08 am

donhaller3Great!

donhaller3

Voted 10/10

Mountains without butterflies and flowers would be like mountains without aching knees, cramping thighs, numb fingers in the morning and sore feet in the evening. Just not the same, not quite as cool.
Don
Posted Feb 28, 2007 7:27 am

PrettinuceButterfly/Shutterfly

Prettinuce

Hasn't voted

these are fantastic. I love the butterfly shots. We have had butterfly "guides" on many of our hike in the Albuquerque open space and Sandia Wilderness. To say that these don't pertain to this site is just sour grapes because they didn't get to take these shots!
Posted Nov 2, 2009 3:42 am

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