I have to say that this was one of the most difficult of butterflies to photo that I have ever tried. It just never stays still even when it was cloudy or raining!
It took nearly 2 weeks to find a specimen that would stay still long enough to even be able to identify it.
The problem with it being a damp moorland butterfly is that when you stop, you get eaten alive by midge and clegs and after this photo I was covered in midge/clegs and had to walk non-stop for nearly 30 mins to get away from them... They swarm around your head and are about the size of a pinhead, with the bite of a tiger. Midge are more annoying than anything else and wet areas and sweaty foreheads are their favourite targets...
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Location: Glen Brittle, Isle of Skye, Scotland
Photographer: Emma Taylor