The earlier pictures were taken on my wee compact Canon ixus 970IS, which involved sneaking up on the butterflies. This can be very frustrating when they fly off, but very rewarding when they don't!

Since 2012 I have been using a Panasonic Lumix FZ150, which allows me to zoom in to the butterflies from a couple of metres away.

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Orange Tips

Sorry to be a bit repetitive, but I have been having fun photographing my favourite butterfly! The weather has been cool and cloudy with occasional sunny spells, which is makes photographing Orange Tips so much easier!

The pattern on the underside of their wings blends in beautifully with the flowers of one of their favourite food plants - Garlic Mustard.

I have shown pictures of eggs, caterpillars and a chrysalis of the Orange Tip in a previous post.