These are Butterflies that I have photographed over the last few days but generally they have only allowed me one quick shot at them and for one reason or another I felt that I didn’t have enough material to create a post.
Today’s big frustration was this Gatekeeper. I really wanted an open wing shot or rather I wanted half a dozen and it wasn’t going to play ball. This is a really pretty little butterfly when it opens up.
This is one of my favourite butterflies the Speckled Wood. I got one quick shot and he was gone.
Small Tortoiseshells were everywhere today but they were being very territorial and flying up at everything that moved. I couldn’t get one to stay in the same place for a minute while I took it’s photo.
Apart from these there are two other species that I am desperate to get pictures of and they are the Marbled White and Small Skipper (I think it’s a Small but could be an Essex Skipper) There are lots of these about at the moment.
I don’t worry too much about all of these animals that don’t want to be famous, their day will come and there is always one that does. I just have to find the right animal.