So these are a few of my favourites :) not necessarily the best!
starting off with a back lit Brimstone shot on the canal alongside whixall moss in Shropshire 17/4/11
at whixall moss 22/4/11 i shot Speckled wood and one of my favourite species, the Green hairstreak!
Next to shoot was an Orange tip, 15/5/11, shot in my back garden
on 19/5/11 at whixall moss i shot this green veined white on a dandylion seed head, it was quite windy and was very difficult to get a sharp image!
And a head shot taken with mpe-65 macro lens and focus stacked to increase depth of field :)
25/5/11 at Rixton clay pits i found my first common blue of the year
The first small copper was shot at whixall moss 31/5/11, got really lucky shooting this! they are normally quite skittish but this one just sat on the stem which i was holding in my left hand while sheltering it from a brisk breeze!
In june , my fav Silver studded blue emerged in large numbers at Prees heath in Shropshire, i will show a few of my best images from a couple of trips :)
and a female
and while at prees , shot my first small heath and meadow brown :)
and a large skipper!
That was the end of June, the season really got going in July, with so many new species that i had not seen!
more in next blog :)
all images taken with canon 5d2 and 100mmL macro handheld.