119/365 Orange Tip (finally!)

At last I’ve finally been able to point my lens at an Orange Tip butterfly.  It has been driving me crazy not being able to find any butterflies. Despite the windy conditions and intermittent rain I managed to find one! Although far from ideal conditions I whittled down the blurry images to reveal a few keepers.  Its amazing what weather conditions these insects go through to survive.  I hope its starts to warm up soon though as I’m not sure how long butterflies survive without being able to fly and feed due to the weather.

Orange-tip butterfly, Anthocharis cardamines, Malvern Hills, Worcestershire, April, 2012
Canon 1d MkIV with Sigma 150mm f/2.8 macro lens.

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3 thoughts on “119/365 Orange Tip (finally!)

  1. A beautiful photograph. Shooting on windy days has its own special challenges–and rewards. This is most certainly one of the latter, and a very good one.

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