Thursday, 5 September 2013

Red Dahlia and the Small Tortoiseshell

This was taken at East Holme Farm about a week ago. Their herbaceous borders are ablaze with colour and the red dahlias (they look like the Bishop Llandaff dahlia) was attracting the bees and the butterflies. Managed to capture this Small Tortoiseshell on the dahlia, making a very colourful picture:-) There is no doubt the Small Tortoiseshell has had a very good year, the best for a long time and let's hope it will continue to get better for them in the future:-)


Roy Norris said...

That is beautiful Lyn.
Yes it has been a good year for the S/Tortoiseshell especially after the disaster of last year.

Richard Pegler said...

An amazing shot Linda! Not quite sure whether or not there's a colour 'clash' between the Tortoiseshell and the Dahlia!

Linda Yarrow said...

Thankyou Roy & Richard. I know what you mean Richard, I thought the colours clashed a little;-)