Small Tortoiseshell Butterfly, England


Image Ref: LP 26-39.

(Full frame from 35mm transparency)

Subject Info

The Small Tortoiseshell Butterfly occurs throughout the British Isles and Europe, and is one of the most beautiful butterflies to be seen in Britain where it is one of the commonest and most widespread butterflies. In Britain, many adults survive for more than one year, spending the winter in hibernation, reappearing the following spring. Larva feeds on Stinging Nettle.

Image Info

Photographed with a hand-held Nikon FE2 camera with 55mm Micro-Nikkor lens, single on-camera TTL flash, at 1/80th sec and f16, on Kodachrome 25 film processed normally. No filters used.

Dorset, England, July.

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