Had to share this.
I never seem to be able to get good photos of butterflies as they are more often than not on the move so, even though I thought it might be dead at first, I was pleased to see this Small Tortoiseshell so still and posed with its beautiful wings spread out. Happy ending – it was just warming up its wings in a patch of sunlight and, after a gentle prod with a blade of grass, it was off.
#1 by nanacathy2 on August 17, 2021 - 11:46
What a beautiful butterfly, just lovely.
#2 by tialys on August 17, 2021 - 14:01
Gorgeous isn’t it. Today we saw a Large Tortoiseshell but it actually looked smaller to me.
#3 by katechiconi on August 17, 2021 - 22:35
They’re little works of art, aren’t they? Well done on capturing it so well. One day, I’ll succeed in getting a photo of a Ulysses butterfly – you see them here but they’re much more common in the Far North. Huge, and amazing…
#4 by Laurie Graves on August 17, 2021 - 22:47
What a beauty!
#5 by DawnGillDesigns on August 17, 2021 - 23:23
Thank you for sharing
#6 by Born To Organize on August 18, 2021 - 04:38
You’ve captured it beautifully, Lynn. Thanks for sharing your photo here.
#7 by CurlsnSkirls on August 18, 2021 - 16:56
Thank you for brightening this rainy day. 🌈
#8 by craftycreeky on August 18, 2021 - 20:05