Saturday, 9 May 2015


Out after the rain chatting to Nigel on the bumpy road having just missed a shot at the male Redstart I was pleased to see a number on Orange Tips working their way west along the road. I don't know why they always seem to go that direction but the sun that had brought them out was variable giving the opportunity of underwing shots whilst perched with this male demonstrating fine translucency of the wing.
Not the easiest butterfly to photograph as they as easily over exposed
Only one female found outnumbered by seven males. A tinge of blue to the body and hints of orange at the upper wing tips or is that reflection. I can't recall anything I've read that mention it.
The underwing of male and female is as interesting as the male is striking.

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