I’ve seen a lot of photographs of butterflies but never one like this. It’s not just that it’s a shot of a flying butterfly, it’s that it’s flying towards the viewer and that it’s pin sharp. The only thing that’s out of focus is the tip of one of the antennae.
It’s a Large White, Pieris brassicae.
Here’s the full scene, and what’s even more remarkable is that the flower it’s about to land on is also in perfect focus.
I caught up with it shortly afterwards enjoying the nectar in this Scabious.
Naturally I think it should win awards. I’ll be content with just posting it here, though.