Each year I look forward to the first Marbled White butterfly flying, as I regard this species as one of the most photogenic species we have, this despite it being principally 'black and white'!!
I am lucky to have several sites within walking distance from home, and indeed, my first sighting this year was on my home patch on the 12th June.
Since then numbers have built steadily, especially in my local meadow that is called The Marbled Meadow due to the large numbers seen here. This particular site was a few days behind, but once the Marbled Whites start to emerge I try to get some images before they become a little worn.
My first attempt was only half hearted at the end of a long walk and was only a few shots as I passed through the meadow.