Thursday, 18 July 2013

Latched on to another Gatekeeper.

Parked the car containing my Br. in Law and M in Law in the shade at the top of Workhouse Hill and walked a while along the Ridgeway . Marbled Whites were in profusion as were Meadow Browns , Small Tortoiseshell and a few Red Admiral but only saw a couple of Gatekeepers and I was made to pause at the sight of a Comma. I had hoped to see some of the Chalk downland Butterflies but in the available time it turned out to be fruitless.
If anyone tries to tell you that photographing Butterflies is easier than Birds they must be encountering Butterflies that I am not, for although the Ridgeway was awash with Butterflies they were incredibly elusive when it came to posing particularly the Marbled White.

                                              Male Gatekeeper
                                                  Meadow Brown

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