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Meadow Brown on a Harebell, backlit by the evening sun | by Tim Melling
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Meadow Brown on a Harebell, backlit by the evening sun

I was in two minds whether to upload this photograph because the Harebell calyx looks like the butterfly is wearing a helmet. But I thought the lighting and bokeh background were attractive enough to outweigh this niggle.

 

It was taken on a beautiful, sunny evening when butterflies were settling to roost. The meadow was full of Harebells and was near Birdsedge, West Yorkshire.

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Taken on August 9, 2012