3rd Aug. Having spent an hour by the lake whilst on patch today, I visited the productive insect area and was pleased to be able to find a good number of Small Skipper Butterflies. Images are shown below. The only other butterflies seen were a handful of White species and Meadow Browns.
I took the chance to capture images of two or three other insects. Again images are shown below. I find Bumble Bees probably the most difficult to photograph as they are on the move constantly. Macro photography makes you really work, but is very rewarding at times.
I have the New Naturalist book on Bumble Bees and thought the photos let the book down. I now have some sympathy for the photographer!