...heavy rain overnight and this morning has done wonders for the parched garden and olive groves. By lunchtime, the sun was out and we walked down the mule track for less than 100m and saw more species of butterfly, moth and other invertebrate than we would normally see all day in the UK - even in Purbeck.
After lunch, we went for a longer walk by way of the meadows again, where I added to my toll of images. By the time we got home, I had a real dilemma choosing from so many gorgeous creatures. Some of the butterflies would have been stunning if they had not had such torn wings, particularly the White Admiral, which we saw only one of. Hopefully, having seen one, we will see some more.
Anyway, I decided after yesterday's blip, that it would make sense to show how beautiful and different the upper wings of a Spotted Fritillary Melitaea didyma are. This is the same butterfly as yesterday only with his wings open...
- Nikon D700