Sunday, 5 July 2015

Small Tortoiseshell

I observed this extremely fresh and intact male below, which is one of the Summer brood of Small Tortoiseshell (Aglais urticae).
I never miss a chance to photograph these beauties, one of our most colourful species.
The next brood will be in August which will then hibernate and emerge next Spring.

Sony A6000.  EF 70-200mm lens.  200mm. 1/320 at f8.  ISO250









24 comments:

  1. Stunning captures, Eoy! So crisp, clear, and colorful. A real beauty!

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  2. Yes, I've seen lovely fresh ones out while running, plenty of red admirals too

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    1. Its about the time for them now Simon.

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  3. Super shots Roy, a beautiful and vibrant Butterfly.

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  4. They are a wonderful butterfly, and your photos show them of well, did see quite a few warming up on the walls yesterday, had a chat and wondered if one could have been mine that I raised....
    Amanda xx

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    1. Thanks Amanda, they could have been yours.

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  5. That is one gorgeous tortoiseshell, Roy! The colors are so crisp and rich. And your new header image is not too shabby either! Cheers.

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  6. Hey Roy... Not a blemish that I can see, real beauty. You captured it as I would expect, excellent like you always do :}
    Like your header too!

    Grace

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  7. Absolutely gorgeous captures, Roy! Wow!

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  8. I agree Roy, it is a wonderful species and that male had beautiful bright colours.
    Lovely photos, the first one is tops!!
    Enjoy the new week :)

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  9. Oh merveilleux, quelle belles photos Roy, c'est magnifique. Un papillon que je ne vois pas beaucoup, tu as de la chance :)
    Bises

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  10. Lovely photos of this handsome butterfly.

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    1. Our most colourful I think. Thanks Gunilla.

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  11. Wow! That's all I can say...
    Beautiful? It is not enough... for such great images...

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    1. Thanks Ana, they are a great subject to shoot.

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