White Letter Hairstreak


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I came across this beautiful little rarity in the garden this afternoon whilst mooching about with my K-5iis and 100 WR macro. It is a White Letter Hairstreak butterfly, these are rare because they only live in the top of Elm Trees. As you probably know there are very few Elms left in England after they were decimated by Dutch Elm Disease in the 1970's.

The butterfly had come down to feed on nectar from the Moonpenny Daisies in our garden, I stayed with it for about 30 minutes and got some lovely images.

Pentax K-5iis, Pentax DFA 100WR Macro
06/08/2016 - 19:03davidstorm
CategoryWildlife / Nature
Shutter Speed1/500
Aperturef/8
LensN/A
ISO200
Focal Length100mm

GIULIO57

Link Posted 06/08/2016 - 19:48
Superb + LIKE
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Wildwood512

Link Posted 06/08/2016 - 21:21
Lovely image. Focus and composition is spot on. Also like the minimal and repetitious color palette...golden yellows & browns, whites and hints of red! Like it a lot!
Cheers...Donna 😊

tyronet2000

Link Posted 06/08/2016 - 22:11
Very well spotted and captured David.
Regards
Stan

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PeterKR

Link Posted 07/08/2016 - 15:05
tyronet2000 wrote:
Very well spotted and captured David.

+1
And the dedicated attention paid good dividends.

Best regards
Peter

davidwozhere

Link Posted 07/08/2016 - 21:14
Lovely image. The flower seems to have a good deal from it too, judging from all the pollen on its belly!
Both the *istDS and the K5 are incurably addicted to old glass

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autumnlight

Link Posted 07/08/2016 - 23:11

tommyt

Link Posted 08/08/2016 - 21:17
Great capture, love the background with the same colours almost as the butterfly.

Best Regards..tommyt
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