The image shows a butterfly hanging from a grass stem in front of a black background.  There is a second butterfly between the wings of the first facing downwards, the body curving into a J shape beneath.  The upper butterfly wing undersides are coloured orange and shades of brown with a black disc on the front wing containing a white dot.  The visible sections of the lower butterfly's wings are dark brown only.


DescriptionI think this couple are either Meadow Brown or Gatekeeper butterflies. I've not seen too many of either species quite so dark as the lower individual, so not entirely sure. This was taken shortly after dusk, and these two are settled down for a night together. How many of us love to settle down in someone else's arms?
ArtistRob Daykin
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Lens ModelOLYMPUS M.60mm F2.8 Macro
Focal Length60.0 mm
F Number11.0
Shutter Speed1/250