Brown? Yes, not all butterflies have spectacular colours, and we wouldn't want to discriminate against the modest ones, would we? This post is about two brown butterflies, or a butterfly and a moth, to be precise.
The first one is called the speckled wood (Pararge aegeria). It often sits on the ground on dry leaves and isn't easy to spot when it doesn't move:
Olympus Stylus 1s, 300mm, ISO160, f5.6, 1/500s
The second one is a moth called common heath (Ematurga atomaria). It likes to sit low down on heather, and as long as the heather is still brown, it blends in fairly well:
Olympus Stylus 1s, 300mm, ISO200, f8, 1/250s
As soon as the heather turns green, they are much easier to spot:
Olympus XZ-1, 112mm, ISO200, f5.6, 1/200s
As you can see in the last two photos, the common heath's colour and pattern vary a bit.
Thanks for watching!