If I were a butterfly …………

I spent a rewarding long sunny day around Attenborough Nature Reserve today. The sun brought out a lot of butterflies, some of which I managed to photograph.

Orange Tips were particularly noticeable but I had not realised that the female of the species lacks the orange colouring. The clue that the white butterfly on the second picture is an Orange Tip is in the mossy green under-wing that it shares with the male.

I thought this shot of a Peacock butterfly with sunlight passing through its wings was particularly attractive. Among the other butterflies seen were large and small white, speckled wood & brimstone as well as a bee fly.

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