Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Common Blue

I walked down to the beach again today in late afternoon sunshine, hoping I might find a few butterflies to photograph. Unfortunately, the sun went in as soon as I arrived, and stayed hidden until dusk. All I saw were a few Small Whites, and a handful of Common Blues. I was able to follow one Common Blue to its roost on a grass stem, and, during a brief lull in the wind, was able to get a couple of decent close-ups using a Tamron 90mm macro lens mounted on a tripod:


  1. Couple of real beauties Jeremy,I have not seen so many butterflies down here this year.

  2. Oh,so beautiful!
    Do you know,some butterflies' ears are on their wings :)

  3. Thanks for your comments. Edita, I didn't know that. Very interesting!