Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Downy Emerald and Silver-studded Blue

A couple of weeks ago I popped over to the East Devon Commons to see if any Silver-studded Blues were out yet. I only saw a handful (about four) of newly emerged males before moving on to Bystock Ponds to try and get a photograph of a Downy Emerald. I'd seen them here before but hadn't managed to get any shots and I was hoping the DSLR would change all that. It did!

Newly emerged male Silver-studded Blue.

In stark contrast was this Peacock looking a shade past his best, although he was still protecting his little patch of mud from all-comers.

Heath Spotted Orchids

Downy Emerald.
You can see how it got the name.

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