Off to East Blean Woods, with not much hope on the butterfly front. I found the needed larval plant food Common Cow-wheat and started hunting for the adult. The wind hadn't eased at all and i couldn't see any. I was cheered up slightly by the yaffling of a Green Woodpecker and found 3 formicaries of Wood Ants as i systematically worked my way through the tall grasses and ferns then a single specimen lifted. As any butterfly photographer will tell you it can be a very frustrating subject, depending on species, to catch up with never mind capture. This species turned out to be a perfect model. BUT.........there's always a but, the wind was terrible.
|Heath Fritillary. The underwing is superb.|
|I couldn't get a good shot of the upperwing. This f2.8 job was about the best.|