I’m not sure what kind he is (possibly a Ringlet?) as he wouldn’t open his wings for me, just sat there on the honeysuckle leaf looking grumpy. I had my macro lens with me as I was photographing bees, or trying to, and he was just that little bit too high up for me to get a clearer picture of him, except for the furry face that surely only a mother could love?
He reminds me of someone. 🙂 🙂 Poor fellow- obviously having a bad day and then you come along and stare.
Well I like to think he was staring at me given he was higher up. Probably saying ” this is all you are getting!”
Good enough for you 🙂 🙂 Distinctly wet here now but we’ve had a lovely lunch with friends up at Hexham.
Lovely area. Very thundery looking here, but no rain so far.
At least he/she sat still for the photo. If I looked like that, I doubt I would be happy to pose either!
Best wishes, Pete. x
Fabulous shot Jude! I stopped by the Butterfly Centre in Zanzibar recently and none of the little buggers would stay still long enough to photograph properly. I was quite unamused having paid a hefty tourist entrance fee for very little. I would have been happy with just one decent shot even if it was grumpy 🙂
That IS annoying!
He’s lovely in his own kind of way.
He is. I agree.
Wow – look how furry he is! … and he’s definitely having a bad hair day 😏
Facial hair should be neatly trimmed 🙂
… and a little hair product goes a long way 😉
I like that the wings are blurry and that fuzzy face is so sharp. Great capture, Jude.
Ah, well the fuzzy face (he really could do with a shave) was the only bit I could reach. Still I liked him too 🙂
It strikes me he might need a shave! That’s some incredible detail Jude. A bit frightening first thing in the morning. 🙂
Sorry Sue. Didn’t mean to give you a fright. Yes it has been mentioned that a visit to the barber might be due.
You got a great shot of this guy!
Have a wonderful weekend,
Thank you Pit – you too! Start of the school holidays today so I won’t be going far for the next 6 weeks!
It’s always good when you can avoid going on trips during school holidays.
I avoid going out if possible! The roads around here are so busy! Came across several German cars today being driven very very slowly on our Cornish lanes.
Oh yes, this German here knows the narrow Cornish lanes – as well as those in the Lake District. My problem there were the locals, driving as if nobody else would ever be on those lanes. 😀
They do! I agree with you! Scare me to death the speed they come around blind corners – same in Norfolk too.
Oh, his face! He’s like a mangy terrier I used to walk with my gran. He had to wear a plastic bag on his foot – the humiliation! But your butterly is also strangely beautiful. And his eyes! Fantastic photo!!
I like the comparison to a mangy terrier!
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