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.