Tuesday, 7 July 2015

New Flutters.

A warm, sunny but windy walk across a sloping chalk downland meadow above Juniper Bottom on Monday morning produced two new sightings.

Excellent numbers of Marbled White (Melanargia galathea) flitting about so I was able to locate a few resting individuals fairly easily.

However capturing a Dark Green Fritillary (Argynnis aglaja) was far more problematical. Typically the males fly close to the ground constantly searching for a hidden female in the grasses and rarely take a rest so I had to be very, very patient and eventually caught up with the one below. 

More images to follow later this week ... see 'Friday Flutters' on my main blog. FAB.

Linking to Wordless Wednesday ..on Tuesday and Nature Notes.


  1. Happy to see the butterflies are active!

  2. Very pretty photos!
    Thank yo ufor sharing at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/07/a-community-with-holiday-spirit.html

  3. Both beautiful butterflies and shots

  4. Your patience certainly paid off! Excellent captures.

  5. Lovely butterflies both of them.

  6. Gorgeous butterflies! Great captures!

  7. Oh my .....these are stunning!!!

  8. I'm always trying to get butterfly photos but they won't stay still ,I don't get the proper angle, etc.-and end up with pics that get deleted. You did an excellent job of capturing such nice photos of those butterflies. Great color and detail!

    1. Thanks Larry.

      Any fluttering species is a challenge but patience plus lots of practice is needed AND I still end up sending a lot to the recycle bin!!

  9. You are very skilled at getting the butterfly captures. Yes, patience is very important when on the hunt for good nature photos.... Michelle

  10. fabulous butterfly images.


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