It is very pretty, and it is only about half the size if that of a regular honey bee.
|"Like a sunspot on the sun"|
|So we have a buff striped abdomen, with a gingery thorax|
|Somehow managed to get a decent shot of the wings with my mobile phone|
My first success was to somehow photograph of brimstone on the wing. This took no skill, rather, random wavings about of my Moto G while firing off the shutter. But it did net me these two photographs. This was a glorious citrus yellow male.
|Not such a clear shot|
Next up, a trip through the Forgotten Reserve, which netted a honey bee and a rather flighty peacock at a distance.
|Had very full saddlebags, this bee|
|Don't even think of flying away, damn you|
|Compared to others I've seen, this butterfly was in good condition|
|Only forget-me-not interested this specimen|
|Bertie Basset flowers|
|Underwing view as it feeds|
|Surrounded by red mushroom trees|
I hope you have seen some flying sighs on spring today.