Like the Commas I posted yesterday, there seems to be significantly more Small Tortoiseshells about than there was this time last year, so so that I managed to get two in the same shot, hence two in one.
The warm weather today seems to have brought out the Butterflies for the first time this year. Here are some shots of the first Tortoiseshells (Aglais urticae).
Three Small Tortoiseshell, i.e Aglais urticae.
A new Small Tortoiseshell butterfly gallery today. Again this is an Adobe Lightroom gallery and can be viewed by clicking on the thumbnail below. …
After suffering a dearth of Butterflies throughout most of the Summer it’s now gone from famine to feast, caused by the warm, sunny September weather and the late flowering of our Buddleia bushes. These Small Tortoiseshell were photographed earlier today making the best of the warmth and the food. Small Tortoiseshells have been particularly scarce this year so it’s good to see so many about.
A walk out earlier today produced a few shots of Small Tortoiseshell butterflies photographed from low down against a very bright sunlit background. I’m not sure about these contre jour images but after quite a lot of processing I think they’re worth an airing.
Taken on Saturday (2 days ago) these Small Tortoiseshells are in pristine condition and appear to be newly emerged. They’re the first ones I’ve seen this Summer.
A couple of shots of a Small Tortoiseshell on a Dandelion flower taken last Spring.
Three shots of Small Tortoiseshell (Aglais urticae) butterflies captured last Spring and Summer.