I'd been trying to capture a tiny butterfly earlier without success, and when I say tiny it was tiny. However this RA decided to give me some entertainment by assuming no-one could see him on the matching Osteospermum. I only had the 55-250 on at the time so it was as it comes and hand-held. Thankfully I saw right through the disguise
Thank you for all the comments and votes yesterday on my 'orange Mushroom.'
NB: I'm being a complete idiot here; this WAS NOT the larger Red Admiral but the much smaller Butterfly; approximately 2CM wing tip to wing tip. It has three small light blue spots at the bottom of each wing. It also had a mate it was 'playing' with. It is the tiniest butterfly I have ever seen, and I WOULD be grateful if anyone could tell me precisely what species of butterfly it is. Sorry for confusion, I am being treated for it though
Updated: It is a small copper butterfly:Lycaena phlaeas and I'm grateful for the 'nod.'