Top 10 Butterflies: 4–2
4. Small Copper – Lycaena phlaeas
Another shot from Parsonage Moor NR, Oxfordshire
ISO 640 1/250 f/16 handheld
3. Pearl-bordered Fritillary – Boloria euphrosune
Bentley Wood, Hampshire, Mid-May
ISO 2500 1/320 f/18 handheld
A contender for my favourite UK species, and one which I was able to find in the UK for the first time this year. This shot also won an Editor’s Pick on NSN.
2. Chalkhill Blue – Lysandra coridon
Aston Rowant NNR (North Side)
ISO 640 1/80 f/18, tripod, cable release
One of the rare occasions where I’ve been able to shoot butterflies with a tripod in full daylight sun.