Saturday, 11 June 2016

Outraged of Melton Mowbray

Dingy Skipper

"Dear Sir,
I chased this butterfly for 15 miles across the rolling limestone of north east Leicestershire before it finally settled and allowed me to approach closely enough to take this photograph, utterly exhausted but triumphant. Imagine my outrage to discover that the noble and beautiful Erynnis tages is commonly referred to as the "Dingy" Skipper.
I remain Sir your faithful servant,
Outraged of Melton Mowbray"

Dingy Skipper, Erynnis tages. Nikon D7200 100mm f16 1/80 ISO 200.

The skippers are on the wing. Grizzled Skipper, Pyrgus malvae:

Grizzled Skipper