Small Birds , Sunset

Did you spot the third subject in the title? I’ll start with it: a comma butterfly seen at lunchtime today. This one had settled quietly and although you can’t see the beautiful upper wing pattern the distinctive white squiggle (a comma) from which it gets its name is visible.

Comma butterfly at Moulsecoomb, Brighton

Comma butterfly at Moulsecoomb, Brighton

The small birds come in two varieties. Both species were photographed at Sheepcote Valley on my way in to work.

Flock of goldfinches at Sheepcote Valley

Flock of goldfinches at Sheepcote Valley

Skylarks larking at Sheepcote Valley

Skylarks larking at Sheepcote Valley

And now for the sunset, taken (you guessed) this evening. 😉 I can never resist them, and while this was a good’un I missed the key moment as the sun hovered on the horizon.

Sunset over Woodingdean

Sunset over Woodingdean

Camera note: all photos taken with the Canon 7D Mark II and EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM lens.

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2 Comments

  1. Darko October 1, 2015 at 2:48 am #

    What an unusual butterfly!!! I think you’ve photographed it already but anyway…

    • Words October 1, 2015 at 9:44 pm #

      Darko, I’ve plenty of photos of the comma on here. This one had a great colour (very deep), but I couldn’t get it with its wings open! Shame, it would have gone well with the sunset.