Large and Small and this was the Large version.
Patience paid off and eventually I got an underwing shot,not perfect, but better than I`ve had before.
The following day I set off for Salisbury at 5am to beat the M25 traffic which I did and arrived at Martin Down nature reserve just before 10,it was perfect butterfly weather and I was searching for the Marsh Fritillary a species that has eluded me on three previous attempts,I followed the path down towards the village of Martin and found Adonis,Common and lots of Small blues,Grizzled and Dingy Skippers,Small Heath,but no MF.On the return leg a different path eventually led to a small sheltered hollow where lo and behold my first ever British Marsh Fritillary was waiting for me.
As the morning wore on more and more were found along the pathways along with Green Hairstreak and Brown Argus.
Another treat was in store when a bunch, if that's the right word, of Burnt Tip Orchids were found,having only seen a single specimen before at Lydden a few years ago.
Later at the top of the hill there were lots more Marsh Fritillaries and I make no apology for overdoing their portraits.