Common Blue Butterflies

The Common Blue Butterflies have once again returned to the meadows surrounding Würzburg,

Here are the results of my first outing photographing them this season .

A couple classically posed

common blue butterfly pair

A male singled out

common blue male

I was particularly pleased to get a couple of images of them with their wings open.

The Male Common Blue with its striking blue wings

Opened winged Male common blue butterfly


and the not so striking but still very beautiful Female.

Female common blue butterflies

Orange Tip Butterfly

What a difference a week makes!!

My first butterfly shot of the year and my first every sighting of an Orange Tip Butterfly. I had nearly finished up for the morning and was walking back to the car when I noticed this butterfly warming itself in the early morning sun perched on the end of what I think was the stem of cowslip.

Orange Tip butterfly