On a couple of afternoons this week I have been walking through the Hightown Dunes and Meadows. I was searching for the Female Common Blue Butterfly. Last week I had seen several males but only one female and had been unable to get within a few feet of it. This week I had more success.

I have decided that the greatest skill required when taking close up nature photography has nothing to do with the type of camera etc. What you need is lots of patience.

Here are my images.

899 Female Common Blue Butterfly1896 Female Common Blue

                                                      The female Common Blue Butterfly.

By contrast the wings of the male are blue with a black brown border.

769 Male Common Blue Butterfly

I wonder what I will find next week?

About crosbyman66

My aim is to create a photo diary of my walks and my travels. I have two main hobbies, walking and photography and these complement each other. I am a senior citizen, what used to be called an old age pensioner, but I don't feel old. Since retirement I have had more time to pursue my hobbies and the opportunity to travel more. My philosophy now is - Do what you can, while you can. My other interests are fine wines and keeping fit. These may not complement each other but keep me happy.
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1 Response to Gotcha.

  1. Malcolm says:

    Great images Alan

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