16 May

Saturday saw us in a part of the Wyre Forest near Button Oak on the Worcestershire/Shropshire border…….
We’d spoken to a friend and fellow photographer last week and he’d suggested this spot for seeing a less than common “Wood White”…….. half an hours walk and a wait for the sun to come out resulted in some cracking opportunities……..

The Wood White, not the best shot I’ve taken but it’s here ’cause it’s the best I have of a Wood White!…..:)

Pearl-Bordered Fritillary….. Lots of these about, although Chrissy can tell the difference between these and the “Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary”?………

Brimstone, not so easy to capture these as they can be a little skitty!…….. also sadly not as impressive when perched as they are on the wing!….:(

Small Copper, and I mean small!……:)
That’s a buttercup he’s sat on for a size ref!……

Just for fun I borrowed Chrissy’s macro lens too, quite like the different perspective of the Bluebell!……….


Posted by on May 16, 2011 in photography, Wildlife


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2 responses to “Butterflies

  1. Inger-M

    May 21, 2011 at 11:49 pm

    These are beautiful photos! And interestingly, I have a picture of a very similar butterfly to the one in your second photo, in a recent insect post:
    Is it the same one? I photographed it last july, on the Hardanger mountain plain, Norway. There were a couple of them, with slightly different patterns, and they were just sitting very still in the grass, they didn’t fly off in all the time we were there.

    Great shots!

    • Andy

      May 22, 2011 at 12:18 pm

      Hi Inger, thanks for your comment!…. yes they do look very similar, but I have to be honest I am no expert, the problem with these Frittilaries is that identification is easier if you can see the underside!…….:)


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