Painted lady, London, August 2015
Fifteen minutes in the garden or a green space (or brown space) is all that’s needed to complete the Big Butterfly Count. My fifteen minutes were sumptuous. Not only did a painted lady remain for far longer than the allotted time, but a common blue appeared for the first time ever in my garden. This was the second new sighting locally in two days. Patrick Barkham has written that a hot August will help them. Do have a go, you’d be amazed at what you might see. You have until the end of August. Hanging around buddleia is advisable if you’re competitive.
5 thoughts on “Photography: Big Butterfly Count”
Great shot – was that with a macro lens?
Thank you. Actually it was with a 70-200mm tele, not an expensive one either.
Wow thats impressive – great detail… I have a Canon 6d with a 28-500mm lens but its so heavy!
Yeah that’s the difference, this is a light, -£100 lens that I use with a Nikon D3300, generally an entry level DSLR but one that is exceptionally good and very light.
God to know – well shot!