I Saved the Best for Last
And now for the best of the bunch…
I had a Small Copper again this year! Woo hoo.
This particular one seemed to have just emerged, its colours were absolutely breath-taking. I just wish you could all see it for yourselves.
The photos do show some of the stunning iridescence, however they were far more beautiful in real life. I wish I could’ve kept the butterfly in an enclosure to enjoy for eternity.
For the second year running I also had a Holly Blue, it would seem the Ivy coming through from my neighbour has a use after all.
Holly Blues are perhaps the most frustrating of all the Blues as they only open their wings in weak sunlight… Every time I tried to catch its wings open, it decided the shutter of my camera wasn’t to its liking and either closed its wings or flew onto another bloom! Yet it allowed me to get super close at all other times (as proven by the macro shots).