Shock! Horror! Painted lady found at curate’s house!

Painted lady at Wichenford Oak

I went into the garden earlier this week to pick a courgette, but got waylaid by the number of butterflies that were flitting about. Some of them were feeding on the buddleia plants which have been growing abundantly, while others were sunning themselves on the soil. The painted lady (no idea why it’s called that, it’s not even particularly gaudy) looked as if it had had a close encounter with a bird’s beak, but others were looking spectacular – particularly that small tortoiseshell and peacocks on the buddliea.

Comma, sunbathing on the soil, and a small tortoiseshell on a buddliea

Peacock on a buddliea

I forgot about the courgette and had to go back later.

Red Admiral (Sept 27)

4 thoughts on “Shock! Horror! Painted lady found at curate’s house!

    • I use a Panasonic Lumix TZ-10, a high-zoom compact (going up to about 12x). I was tempted to get one of the higher zoom bridge cameras – the TZ30 has a 20x zoom – but I figured that keeping it steady without a tripod would be an issue, as it is already with a 12x.

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