(via Blue on Vimeo)
I’m still getting the hang of video editing but I took a video of this little guy yesterday. I manage to reduce the camera shake to a minimum as I was leaning over a pond (after a rather horrible work out so holding a camera at arm’s length was painful) to take this.
It’s been slowed down by 50% and I overlaid sound from the same spot today so you can’t hear my extremely noisy auto focus (I miss my silent Nikon)!
Very nice video! I’m too lazy to do editing so my videos are usually shaky loud messes. Some stills!
Taking a pidde!
Looks like you have a Celastrina sp. butterfly (a type of Blue). Tried to find the species but this babe is either not in my Euro butterfly book or the species has a lot of variation in patterning.
Interestingly, I found some close matches in my North America book, and the fact that the two best matches I could find were both in Celastrina makes me think I may actually be right!
My North American butterfly book is the Kaufman Guide:
August 5, 2018