Following a really pleasant day I decided to head up to Seaford Head looking for Small Coppers. On the Head the wind was much cooler and stronger than I had anticipated though and then to make matters worse a strip of heavy cloud covered the sun. Although I managed to find several Small Coppers roosting due to the sudden cool temperature most were well past their best. In fact I only found one that was nice and fresh. Just after finding this individual the sun did manage to find a gap in the clouds and the butterfly made a tentative attempt at warming up by opening its wings. However, with the cool breeze still blowing the wings were moving about quite a bit still. I did manage a couple of shots though that I was quite pleased with.
Roosting Small Copper.
A brief flash of colour. Small Copper trying to warm up.
The Seven Sisters.
The view from the same spot taken whilst hoping the butterfly would open its wings again!!