I am finding photographing butterflies a real challenge, not only will they not stay still, when they do I am spooking them with my macro lens. They also fly around in what appears to be a state of confusion, none the less I managed to get a few shots, some with my macro lens and others with my 500mm.
We had read before heading to North Devon that Braunton Burrows (the largest sand dune systems in the UK) that it was good for seeing butterflies and we weren't disappointed.
Here are some of the shots I managed to get, I have so many shots of empty leaves and flowers maybe I should do a post of leaves :) I will try to ID them, but if I get any wrong please let me know.
The first pic is Red Admiral, it was along the track heading towards the dunes.
The next photo is of a Dark Green Fritillary
The next pic is my favourite of the 5 it was on a high perch so I was able to get a good angle for the shot, it is of a Small Skipper.
The next butterfly is a Ringlet.
Theres nothing out of the ordinary here, its pretty much what you would expect to see around dune areas, but when you haven't paid attention to these things before each it more spectacular than the last.
Hope you liked the pics and I hope I've got the ID correct for you all.