#108 Orange tips and cuckoo flowers

I spent a bit of time this evening processing some of the images I took in a snatched 20 minute lunchbreak yesterday at Kingcombe Meadows. It really is the THE place to go for orange tip butterflies – no doubt due to the huge numbers of cuckoo flower and garlic mustard in the meadows.

I didn’t get many shots as it happened. Only the males were present, continually patrolling up and down the mass of flowers, in search of females. I managed to find a nectaring male or two, refuelling ready for another session of female searching.

Look out for these butterflies – the bright orange on the wings is an easy ID clincher for the males.

I’ve picked out three images for you:

Male orange tip - No idea how it got that name! ;-)  nectaring on cuckoo flower

Male orange tip – No idea how it got that name! 😉 nectaring on cuckoo flower

 

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