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Meadow Brown Butterfly
Comments(3) # Meadow Brown Butterfly london e17

They're not the most exciting of butterflies but they are apparently Britain's commonest. The underwing view you see here makes it difficult to distinguish it from the Gatekeeper (which I will show tomorrow) and also male from female. The upper wing surfaces, however, vary so much from male to female that they were once described as separate species. This is a male and I do have a shot of his upper wing surfaces. As soon as I get a decent one of a female from above I'll show you them both..... Canon EOS 5D
150 mm
100 ISO
1/200 sec
f 11
Flash: Fired