The Small Copper Butterfly occurs throughout the British Isles and most of Europe and is fairly common and widespread, favouring flowery meadows and open deciduous woods. Adults can often be seen in very early spring, as well as late into the autumn. Larva feeds on Dock and Sorrel.
Photographed with a hand-held Nikkormat Ftn camera with 50mm Nikkor lens and extension tube, lit by twin manual flash on home-made bracket, at 1/125th sec and f16, on Kodachrome 25 film processed normally. No filters used.
Dorset, England, July.
Notes: Manual flash