Saturday, July 25, 2009


In rainbows
The weather's been changeable this week, to say the last...

Painted Lady

Painted Lady
But there have been loads of butterflies around during the drier bits. At least three Painted Ladies graced our buddleia bushes this afternoon, with lots of Large Whites, some Peacocks and Gatekeepers

photos taken with Canon EOS 30D, EF 300mm f/4L IS USM, Extender EF 1.4x II


  1. Hi there!
    It's lovely to see the butterflies enjoying the sun. I've seen one or two Painted Ladies just lately...such pretty little creatures!
    Your photography is a delight!

  2. I've been watching for butterflies but nearly all of them are what I think of as cabbage white. Then I think of caterpillars eating all my flowers.

  3. Katie, the second pic is amazing. I think that macro pics of insects have a huge humorous potential and am trying to capture these weird and funny situations and perspectives as often as I can. Your picture really proves that the results can be overwhelming...

  4. I think you're right, Jochen - there's lots of humour (or humor) out there in the natural world. We just have to look for it.

    ChrisJ, think of the caterpillars as bird food if that helps :o)

    Thanks all for your lovely comments.