I caught sight of a small butterfly today that I did not know. It sat down and spread its wings quite some distance away from me in the high grass beside the path where I was walking. I was afraid to scare it away, so first I tried to zoom it in from where I was... And then I gradually tried to get closer to it step by step.
Quite pleased with the result, I have to say.
Finally I even got close enough for a sharper macro:
Apparently this is a female because the male does not have those spots on top of the wings but are plain brown. She looks a bit worn, poor thing… I learn from the English website that it has a short lifespan, no more than a couple of months in the summer.
Linking to Straight Out of the Camera Sunday