The medium-sized meadow brown (Maniola jurtina) is one of the commonest grassland butterflies, on the wing in the summer from June to September. It even flies in dull weather when other butterflies are inactive. Which may explain why I saw this chappie in the garden on Wednesday.
July Squares | Perspective
What a handsome butterfly
PS and perspective is fabulous. Feels almost 3D
He landed and as soon as I reached for the phone he flew away, lucky for me only to another plant! I swear they wait for me to reach for a camera!
They know, they definitely know. I’ve slid down so many banks.
The white ‘eyes’ just gleamed!
I see those on Hoe Rough. Saw some this afternoon in dullish weather. 🙂
Best wishes, Pete.
First one in my garden. I haven’t seen many butterflies yet this year, a few Red Admirals and some Whites.
We seem to only get whites in our garden. Probably because we don’t have any flowers. x
Flowers help, but I have plenty of those and still no visitors.
Beautiful butterfly – fabulous shot, it’s almost posing.
It was definitely posing. Resting in the sunshine after a cloudy morning.
I haven’t seen to many yet this season, but they’re normally common. A lovely photo!
Fantastic shot Jude
Beautiful. The white dots on the black ‘eyes’ immediately brought catchlight to mind 😊
Yes. I had the same thought.
Ah, he’s lovely…yonks since I saw one
A handsome chappie 🙂 🙂
Jude, this is a beauty. Well done for taking such a great photo of a tricky subject.
Well nothing tricky about this one, s(he) was quite happy to simply lie there basking in the sun!
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