I live in a camper van with a couple of West Highland Terriers for company.
My passion is photography but it is a work in progress.
I am always willing to share what knowledge I have and can be contacted through the comments on this post or e-mail ADRIAN
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Thursday, 10 September 2009
LEPI?.. LEOPI?..LEPHY?..BUTTERFLIES! (07/09/09)
Not moved far, stopping here a couple of nights to go bog trotting. see if I can find some more 'I don't know what they ises'.
Today is all butterflies so if they are not your cup of tea it's time to move on. Nothing rare but another first for me this year with a Red Admiral, in fact dozens.
RED ADMIRAL......Aristocrats and aren't they just.
SMALL TORTOISESHELL.....Another aristocrat.
PEACOCK.......You've got it, an aristocrat.
TWO PEACOCKS AND A RED ADMIRAL.......After messing about with Small Tortoiseshells the other day I believe this is an example of being 'Hoist by ones own Petard'.
PAINTED LADY.......these are starting to look a little washed out.
PEACOCK.....Most definitely an aristocrat. Never seen them do this before, it appeared to be having a drink. Smart little tongue it's got or whatever a butterflies tongue is called. Not the most glamorous of situations, an old oil drum.
A Red Admiral to finish. Pretty windy but patience gave me a couple of good ones. I'm pretty satisfied with the Sigma 50mm-500mm, heavy, needs a monopod but gives me results that macro failed to do, the subject always did a runner before I'd even fitted the lens.
We'll see what tomorrow brings.