Orange Tip (Anthocharis cardamines)
I always look forward to photographing the Orange Tip Butterfly when it emerges in Spring.
It is such a beautiful species with a varied uniform colouring.
The earliest it can be seen flying is the first week in April, although that is weather dependant I think.
So I was fortunate to see several yesterday whilst walking along sunny woodland rides.
|Lumix GH3. 100-300mm lens. 1/1300 at f8. 300mm. ISO200|
|Lumix GH3. 100-300mm lens. 1/640 at f8. 300mm. ISO200.|
I was not sure I would be also find a female Orange Tip, but it has to be a lucky day as I did find more than one.
I took a few shots of this one below feeding on a bluebell, …...
…….while I was doing so a male came into the frame to try his luck!
|Lumix GH3. 100-300mm lens. 1/1000 at f8. 300mm. ISO200|
However the male was rejected and went wearily on his way.