Went for a great walk today over a place call Chest Wood, which is a village called Layer de la Haye in Essex. There was hardly anyone around, and there was plenty of wildlife around.
This shot is of a butterfly called a Wall Brown, it is a Satyr, and can often be observed sunbathing with its wings spread open. It took only a little while for it to settle so I could get a good shot of it.
Also, over in the woods, we saw plenty of birds flying around and even a woodpecker.
Well over the weekend it looked like Spring finally arrived to Essex. We went to Finginghoe Nature reserve and could see all kinds of life springing up.
The trees were getting their leaves, and there were lots of Bees and butterflies around.
One I managed to capture was a "Comma". These are very common and not so scared of a big lump like me coming towards them. I was kneeling on a bramble whislt taking this shot, but us photographers have to think of the shot before our pain. :-)
There were also lots of Peacock butterflies around, but they were not having any photographer coming close to them.
It was nice to see the carpark of the nature reserve almost full. There were lots of bird watchers and photographers over there. Some of the photographers have very big lenses, I guess they were trying to get shots of the many birds.