Not been much of note because I seem to have â€œnabbedâ€ half-reasonable shots of most of the local native species. Two which have proven to be fairly elusive so far this year have been the Red admiral and the Cabbage white. The local Reds seem to not allow humans within 15 feet unless theyâ€™re feeding (the Reds, not the humans that is). And Cabbage whites are just so restless that they never seem to sit still long enough even for autofocus to work, let alone manual.
Remember I did manage to nab an underneath shot of a Red admiral before we went to Krakow. That one appeared very young and small. I think it grew a bit now and I managed to get another shot of it in the rotten fruit patch.
Thereâ€™s another, larger one, that likes to hang out in the sunny corners of the garden. I managed to sneak up on that one as well today.
You can see the two are not the same one because the wing damage is different on each.
And just after doing that, I saw a couple of flashes of white on the apple tree. Two Cabbage whites courting, by the look of it. Well I managed three shots before I scared them off. 😀
Iâ€™ve also got a Common blue and a couple of interesting views of a small tortoiseshell to come. These were shote a few days ago but Iâ€™ve been trying to focus on other things this week. (Pun intended).