Who knew a Red Admiral could be that hirsute.
The first frosts have happened, the leaves are off the trees, the days are getting damper and drearier and it looks like the pictures I took of a Comma and Red Admiral on a beautifully sunny day in late October will be the last butterfly pics of the year for me.
With its jagged wings this Comma looks like some kind of sinister valkyrie. I like it.
The butterflies were enjoying the blossom on the same bush that attracted the Holly Blues all the way back in early April.
Here is my very last butterfly image of the year. For some reason I like the image blurry (it’s the first time this year I’ve felt that way, and there’ve been quite a few blurry ones). For a last image of the season, it just works for me: Red Admiral, flying off into the sunset.