Angles of Tortoiseshell

On Sunday we saw the beginnings of the flurry of visitors to our Buddleias. It was mostly Small Tortoiseshells with an occasional White and Ringlet. As the Tortoiseshells were feeding on the Buddleia I took shots from various angles.

Head on, this Tortoishell looks very serious, focused on drinking nectar with its long proboscis.
From the side, this Tortoiseshell looks very fluffy, almost like a cuddly teddy with wings!
From this angle the Tortoishell is like a walking stained-glass window with the light shining thorough its wings

Hopefully there will be many more butterflies to come for us to enjoy 🙂

By Suzy Shipman

I like to take photos and write words ...


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