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.
Photographed with a hand-held Zenith B camera with Helios 58mm lens and extension tube, single on-camera flash, at 1/30th sec and f16, on Kodachrome 25 film processed normally. No filters used.
Dorset, England, July.
Notes: Manual flash, manual lens stop-down (!)