These are some of Colin's butterfly pics from 40 degree hot & humid Cyprus. He loves his macro photography and you have to have real patience in weather like this! The SLR was struggling in the heat but he did pretty good... Some of these will appear in a book featuring Cyprus butterflies - coming out soon.
Lesser Fiery Copper - hard to catch with its wings open but what a treat when it does.
Swallowtail - majestically floats around you, teasing you. One of the butterflies we have spent time observing and studying in Portugal and strangely it appears to be interested in humans.
Lang's Short-tailed Blue - the male is about to pounce to mate with the female.
Eastern Bath White - nomadic butterfly, barely settles on a flower for more than a second. The biggest photographic challenge of the trip.
Grass Jewel - the smallest butterfly in Europe and not much larger than a fly.
Blogging is an amazing concept so here I am giving it a whirl. You'll get words. You'll get pics. Sometimes a vid or two. You'll get tongue in cheek, the odd humble opinion and an honest insight into my travels and writing life. Maybe even a few gems along the way. I'll be musing on home turf as I see more and more of the UK and sharing my experiences further afield on holidays and adventurous trips across the globe.