Sunday, 2 July 2017

The ultimate 'record' shot


Oh yes...  poor, isn't it. One of the six White-letter Hairstreaks that would not come down from the top of Wych Elm in Banstead Woods this morning. The photo below gives you some idea of just how far away they were - they stayed in the very tops of these trees:


Far more accommodating were several Silver-washed Fritillaries, that knew just how to behave in front of an admirer with a camera...


I have still yet to see a 'Banstead Woods' Purple Emperor. Another was seen today. This has now become personal.

11 comments:

  1. Ha - just posted a blog and then read yours ..... White-letter day all round.

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  2. I've got much worse record shots of White-letter Hairstreaks than that!

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    1. Bloody hell Dave, they must be poor... when are you back home?

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    2. Now - I'll give you a ring!

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  3. Inconsidereate butterflies, some of these hairstreaks!

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  4. I have a pic of one perched on my fingertip somewhere...but I won't bore you with that now ;)

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    1. ...at least it's not on your nose (shakes head in despair)

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    2. No, that was the Purple Emperor at Banstead Woods.

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