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A trio of eggs of the Purple Hairstreak butterfly, laid amongst a terminal bud cluster on an English Oak.
Taken today in sunny Suffolk!
Tamron 90mm macro lens + 25mm extension tube + steady(ish) hands!
Thanks for looking.
This has given me room for thought Matt
Part of my wood is purely Oak, though overgrown and many are covered with Ivy
To be honest, never really looked last year to see if there was anything about
If you have any Oak in sunny aspects try searching the tips of the lower branches. Beware of one or two moth species that lay similar looking eggs! They tend to be quite a bit smaller and darker though, easy to tell apart once you can compare them.
And look up in the trees during July for the butterflies on a warm sunny afternoon / evening. You might get lucky! Alternatively, pop to Suffolk and I can show you trees with 40 or more individuals on
I would love to photograph the eggs of all UK butterfly species, quite a challenge though!
You done well to spot them mate.......I get the moths laying eggs in the traps occasionally, hopefully now I've this new Canon lens I should be able to get some great close ups of them later in the year, as they say, watch this space......
Very well spotted and captured, Matt, a most interesting image. Carol
An awesome close up, what a great find
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