Photographing butterflies is always better when they are less active. Choosing a cool summer morning was the best to photograph this Marbled White butterfly as it was still roosting on this Plantain seed head. The temperature had dropped below the dew point overnight causing the small droplets of water to form along the antennas of this individual.
Marbled White, Melanargia galathea, Worcestershire, July, 2011.
As it was forecast to be dry (at last!) and fairly calm last night, I decided to go out and try and find some butterflies. Within about 5 minutes I found this Large Skipper on a Self-heal flower.
Large Skipper, Ochlodes sylvanus, Herefordshire, July, 2012.
Canon 5d mk3 with Sigma 150mm f/2.8 macro lens and flash setup.
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I was lucky to cover the event of the lighting of the Malvern Hills Beacon for the Queens Jubilee last night. A fantastic event to be part of and a massive crowd turned up to watch it.
Here are some of the images I took last night during the event after the beacon had been lit.