Today was a nice summer day and I was sitting outside having my lunch in the garden when this chap caught my eye. I thought about running for the camera and decided against it and continued with my cup of tea. However the butterfly stayed for a good while on one set of flowers on the bush then moved to another. With that I ran for the camera and the butterfly was still there when I got back, phew!
I have decided that it is a Red Admiral. More info about butterflies can be found here on the butterfly-conservation.org website.
This photo of a Large White Butterfly laying eggs was taken in an Arklow garden on a sunny August day. I’m guessing here that this is a Large White Buterfly. It is hard for me to tell because the wings are closed, but from a blurry photo I took of the same butterfly with its wings open I could see that it had a couple of spots on the wings. This is clearly a female and from my research the Large White female has spots.
This is a Speckeld Wood Butterfly. I took this photo in a quiet garden on a sunny August day in Arklow, Co. Wicklow.
This is a couple of Wall Brown Butterflies doing what ever butterflies do! I took this photo on Inishbofin, Co Galway, Ireland. They were in a grassy bank at the side of a one lane road which runs beside the sea. It was this photo that got me thinking about butterflies, how many different types we have in Ireland and if it was possible for me to take a picture of as many of different types as possible.