This butterfly is as the title says, and more details about this species can be found at http://www.dgsgardening.btinternet.co.uk/butterflytortoiseshell.htm . It is quite spectacular and there were quite a few flying about when I took this.
The photo is taken at a wonderful nature reserve at Pensthorpe in Norfolk and if you like water birds this is the place to go, short of going to a RSPB reserve. Details of Pensthorpe are at http://www.pensthorpe.com/ .
I may enter this in a wildlife competition at my Camera Club on 7th.October although it probably won't win as it is just not quite sharp enough. Mind you, I have never tried to photograph a butterfly or moth ever before so I felt it was a good try.
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