It’s been a terrible year for butterflies in the UK with a very cold and wet summer so it was lovely to see two Small Tortoiseshells (Aglais urticae) in my garden in Warrington. They were feeding on a Sedum which offers a lot of nectar and is often covered with insects filling up for the winter.

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butterfly, tortoiseshell, warrington, sedum

I live in Warrington in the NW of England. I love all kinds of photography but especially Landscape and Macro. Still have a lot to learn but having fun doing so. Please feel free to comment.

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  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeabout 2 years ago

  • Thanks Ray

    – Chris Monks

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonabout 2 years ago

    Natures Paintbrush

    BEAUTIFUL work, my Sedum is just coming out so hopefully will see some, I have a couple of Peacock Butterflies around, usually my garden is full of life, but not this year, I am in Chester.

  • Thanks Ann – we’ve had a couple of Peacocks and a solitary White all year. I’m hoping that next year is better for the Butterflies and Humans

    – Chris Monks

  • mousesuzy
    mousesuzyalmost 2 years ago

    Congratulations on being featured on this weeks BNofE page, well done!
    This is great close up a very clear crisp image.

  • Suzy – Thank You so much for the Feature.

    – Chris Monks

  • rocamiadesign
    rocamiadesignalmost 2 years ago

    Thank you for adding your work to The Best of RedBubble!

  • Thanks a lot for accepting it

    – Chris Monks

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