A male Black Darter(Sympetrum danae) photographed at Thursley Common earlier this week using the 70-300 lens plus 1.4x converter. [ISO 800: f8: 1/250 @ 420mm]. There will be more images of this and other Odonata from this visit on my main blog very soon. FAB.
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.