Yesterday, I arrived in my ‘beloved’ France and I was (and still am) overwhelmed by the accommodation (it’s on a hill with a spectacular view) and the beautiful nature around the accommodation......at least 100 orchids are flowering (3 or 4 species), Tassel Hyacinths are growing everywhere and while I found the first butterflies two male deer’s were ‘barking’ within 50 metres......
After a cold night with freezing temperatures and a clear sky, I walked into fairytale land this morning. On the other hill Belves is situated but due to the fog only a part of the church was visible and it seemed like it was floating.
Canon 7D; tripod, remote release, 180 mm, 1/6s, at F11 and ISO100
Yesterday evening I found two resting butterflies, a Small Copper (Lycaena phlaeas) and a Weaver’s Fritillary (Boloria dia), both very common butterflies but I was happy with them.
After I photographed the Weaver’s Fritillary this morning I suddenly noticed a white spot in the distance near the shrubs……a Wood White (Leptidea sinapis) on one of the many orchids.
Unfortunately the orchid was growing too close to the shrubs and as I wanted to make a photo with backlight I‘m full of scratches now and my rain jacket is no longer waterproof......it's the first time that I'm not happy with my 180 mm lens.
It feels like I have arrived in paradise....so I'm looking forward what the next two weeks will bring!
Jibt dir dit Leben mal een Buff, denn weene keene Träne. Lach Dir'n Ast und setz Dir druff und baumle mit de Beene.