I came across this not-so-little bug crawling across my lounge floor. Apparently dopey from the recent colder weather, it seemed in no rush to go anywhere and so, before ejecting it from my home, I coaxed it onto a white sheet of paper and forced it to model for me for a few minutes. If it had been much livelier, there’s no way I would have got so close!
I normally have very little luck photographing butterflies as they never seem to stay still enough to capture. Even when they do alight for any length of time they tend to be in amongst dense foliage, or under dull light conditions. So, when this little beauty hung around for a few minutes in the same location, I got clicking. Imagine my chagrin, therefore, when among all the photos snapped, my favourite was this one taken by my daughter on her Canon G11 using the ‘colour accent’ mode. Ah well, keep trying!