Saturday, 8 September 2012

Adonis Blue butterfly

Adonis Blue butterfly by Linda Yarrow
Adonis Blue butterfly, a photo by Linda Yarrow on Flickr.
Yesterday the Adonis Blue butterfly was out in large numbers on Fontmell Down, Dorset Wildlife Trust nature reserve.  It is a beautiful little butterfly, I took over a hundred pictures of it, chasing them here and there.  I wanted to capture the colour of its wings when the light catches it, turning the blue from dull grayish blue to shimmering turquoise.  Scroll down, you will see in the second picture the colour is a dull blue.  The same butterfly on the same flower, as it turned around on the flower in the third picture, the light catching its wing changing the dull blue to the shimmering turquoise.  These moments are brief, I had to be quick to catch that moment.


Roy said...

Wow, thats amazing Lyn. I have never seen one.

holdingmoments said...

What a beauty.

That's one I've never seen either.

Richard Pegler said...

What fabulous images Linda - I've never seen an Adonis Blue!

Mike Randall Bird Photography said...

Just found this Linda, lovely picture, I too have never seen this butterfly.

Mike Randall Bird Photography said...

Lovely Linda, never seen this butterfly.