Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Small Heath.

One of our most common butterflies, as well as one of the hardest to photograph is the Small Heath. It is also one of the few butterflies that appears to be having a reasonable year with high numbers being seen in various sites. Many see it as a particularly dull butterfly as it often settles with the fore-wings down behind the hind-wings. It also never settles with open wings and generally takes flight with any movement nearby. This evening I was lucky to find an individual that had recently emerged, and due to this is was less flighty than usual allowing me a few rare shots of this common butterfly as it sat at the top of grass stems.









Small Heath.



3 comments:

  1. Good day. Great beauty you've photographed.

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  2. Lovely shots. I usually struggle with these as they always sit with their wings perpendicular to the sun, causing a lot of glare!

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