A new butterfly friend I found in a wetland meadow near the lake outside town some weeks ago.
In Swedish there is one name covering a number of look-alike butterflies (‘pärlemorfjäril’ = ‘mother of pearl butterfly’). In English/Latin it turned out to be a little more complicated… I think it is probably a Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary (Boloria selene). (Feel free to correct me if you think I’m wrong!)
We haven’t had much of a butterfly summer this year, but here’s another one – the Common Brimstone:
Have to confess I’ve not had much luck with the shallow depth of field thing except when zooming in on small things, like insects and flowers. So I think for this post I shall stick to “field” rather than “town”…
Haven’t got a clue what the flower is called.
Himalayan Balsam (Impatiens glandulifera / jättebalsamin)