A male Common Blue butterfly (Polyommatus icarus ), spotted one summer’s evening on my way home from the allotment. And despite the name, these butterflies are not at all common in our corner of Shropshire. Not only that, if you do happen to see one they don’t usually stay to have their photo taken. A very lucky shot then. And even in this next more distant view, still a magical sight:
You can find out more about them on the Butterfly Conservation website HERE
18 thoughts on “Past Encounters Of The Butterfly Kind”
So pretty…but to be honest it doesn’t look real. Are yu sure it isn’t a paper sticker. lol
It does look like a paper sticker, Beverly 🙂
Beautiful. And beautifully captured.
Many thanks, Margaret.
As Margaret says beautifully captured – it is a stunning shot
Thanks, Becky. Like yours, a lucky capture.
What an amazing blue. Thanks for sharing this image.
It is a wonderful shade. Hard to believe.
Always a thrill to see a blue butterfly, never mind capture one.
I agree, Jude.
Truly beautiful and magical.
And such a tiny butterfly too.
Great capture of a gorgeous butterfly.
Thank you 🙂