Project: Green Hairstreak Butterfly

Following on from my last project with the Orange Tip butterfly, the next species that I knew had recently emerged was this bright green butterfly called a Green Hairstreak.  This butterfly emerges around the Malverns around the last week of April where it can be seen basking on gorse or bracken.  Completely irridescent green on the underside of the wings it is a surprise when it flies as it reveals a medium brown upperside.  Bit of a contrast!
I wanted to try something different with this individual so I tried photographing it in the studio.  Although the white background doesn’t look natural I was pleased with how these images came out.
Any feedback on these would be great!


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