Top 10 Butterflies: 4–2

4. Small Copper – Lycaena phlaeas

 

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Another shot from Parsonage Moor NR, Oxfordshire

Nikon D800E/200f4micro/cpl/SB600+softbox

ISO 640 1/250 f/16 handheld

 

3. Pearl-bordered Fritillary – Boloria euphrosune

 

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Bentley Wood, Hampshire, Mid-May

Nikon D3S/200f4micro/cpl/SB600+softbox

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

 

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Aston Rowant NNR (North Side)

Nikon D800E/200f4micro/cpl

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.

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