At we headed for some practice at Springhead. There we met up with Neil Hulme and the dynamic duo guided us round a field which is rated as one of the best sites in the
for number of butterfly species. UK
Duke of Burgundy
Today we spotted 15: Duke of Burgundy (2), Small Blue, Common Blue, Green Hairstreak, Orange Tip, Small White, Green-veined white, Peacock, Red Admiral, Dingy Skipper, Comma, Brimstone, Speckled Wood, Brown Argus, Small Heath.
I finally got my Green Hairstreak photos. Several were seen and I waited by one particular tree which a specimen was protecting, waiting for it to come within range of my 400mm lens (200 with a doubler). It didn’t show with the sunlight catching the iridescent green scales so I had to use flash fill to remove the shadow on its side.