Butterfly hunting / Голландские бабочки

It was a nice, sunny day here in The Netherlands, so I went out butterfly hunting. I first made a bee line to the forest flowers, but all I found were hoverflies pretending to be wasps:

Olympus Stylus 1s, 300mm, ISO200, f8, 1/500s

It turned out the butterflies weren't busy eating, but basking in the sun further on, like this small tortoiseshell (Aglais urticae):

Olympus Stylus 1s, 300mm, ISO200, f8, 1/200s

I also found a European Peacock (Aglais io) that refused to sit on a pretty background, but I suppose it is pretty enough all of its own:

Olympus Stylus 1s, 300mm, ISO200, f8, 1/250s

The hunt goes on ...

Thanks for watching!

Comments 3

Beautiful butterflies @ocrdu

03.04.2017 19:47

Thanks! I'll repost some more shortly, before I repost them on Steemit.

04.04.2017 08:48

HI, @ocrdu! Welcome to golos :-)

04.04.2017 02:41

Thank you. Now all I need to do is learn Russian.

04.04.2017 08:47

This is a very popular trend. You can become one of the first and this will bring you success 8))

04.04.2017 08:49