This is the sort of photo op I'm always dreaming about when I'm running. Taken on Beacon Hill Reserve, these two lurrvved up flutterers were just off the path where it splits to go down to the Industrial Estate entrace, and back towards Beacon Hill.
Common blues have been very skittish with me in the past, and so I held my breath like you wouldn't believe, as I settled down on the grass to take these pictures. But they were so engrossed they didn't notice, allowing me to get the mobile phone camera to about 6-8 inches away.
They are beautiful. Their wings are like those of a peacock.