Should Have Gone to SpecSavers .....

By GillyB    
While following the little Goldcrest around the garden an even smaller Orange Tip butterfly settled within range. Not sure why she landed on this, could it be for camouflage or may be it thought it was another butterfly??

Completely the wrong lens for this subject but the one on the camera is better than the one in the cupboard.

So the Orange Tip .......the male and female of this species are very different in appearance. The more-conspicuous male has orange tips to the forewings, that give this butterfly its name. These orange tips are absent in the female and the female is often mistaken for one of the other whites, especially the Green-veined White or Small White.

Many thanks to Bob, John, Steve and Alan for their much valued awards on my little Goldcrest and for all the c's and v's....and as always for taking the time to look at this one.

Tags: Butterfly Orange tip Wildlife and nature

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8 May 2016 10:37PM
what a fantastic shot the detail on this is superb
RonnieAG Plus
11 154 119 Scotland
8 May 2016 10:38PM
Great photo so perhaps having the wrong lens for subject inadvertently proved a bonus here: how well the subject and it's perch show up against the OOF background.
GillyB Plus
15 317 8 United Kingdom
8 May 2016 10:44PM
Thank you Smile
8 May 2016 11:29PM
Beautiful back ground to this beautiful capture Jill..Lin
8 May 2016 11:44PM
A little beauty Gill,
GillyB Plus
15 317 8 United Kingdom
8 May 2016 11:45PM
Thank you Fred and Lin .... and for your award too Lin Smile
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
9 May 2016 3:01AM
Good! Very good...
Isabel GrinGrinGrin
ddolfelin Plus
9 103 3 Wales
9 May 2016 3:16AM
Saw one yesterday (but the camera was in the cupboard!).
Good shot.
9 May 2016 8:15AM
A brilliant opportunist shot Gill by a Woman who takes her Photography seriously Wink

John Smile
GillyB Plus
15 317 8 United Kingdom
9 May 2016 8:24AM
Thank you John, your comment, vote and award are very all much appreciated! .... a woman obsessed with her photography is probably just as accurate! Wink
dgould 7 United Kingdom
9 May 2016 12:17PM
Wonderful attention to detail, and with the best, wrong lens.
9 May 2016 7:57PM
An excellent shot all the same, great detail and lighting!
GillyB Plus
15 317 8 United Kingdom
9 May 2016 8:07PM
Thank you!

CanonAndy22 8 6 1 United Kingdom
9 May 2016 8:08PM
Superb image Gill SmileSmile
Have to say though, having just got hold a Mk2 100-400 I think it'll be an excellent lens choice for butterflies this summer.Wink

BTW Canonrebecca22 is now the very proud owner of my old 100-400 - she's like the cat that got the cream Tongue
GillyB Plus
15 317 8 United Kingdom
9 May 2016 8:14PM
I agree Andy, I would never have managed this with my macro lens, this one was high up in a tree with a stream and fence between me and it. Fortunately there was a high point for me to get level and the lens did the rest Smile
9 May 2016 8:49PM
GillyB Plus
15 317 8 United Kingdom
10 May 2016 2:49PM
Many thanks!
abuanas 4 5 Saudi Arabia
10 May 2016 3:23PM
Fantastic shot, Gill.
Well focused and captured dear.
Richsr 13 91 223 England
13 May 2016 11:01AM
Details and colours are great here Gill

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