Rollers, Fritillaries & Nightjars

Another few images have been added to the gallery. The Pearl-bordered Fritillary was photographed on a hot day in Cirencester where, despite there being good numbers of this rare butterfly, finding one that would actually settle long enough to take a picture was a challenge. Another flighty species was the Lilac-breasted Roller. Even in areas where there were very few birds to be seen, the occasional Lilac-breasted Roller could be found, though they never stayed on their perches for very long. It’s not often that I decide to use monochrome in my wildlife pictures, but in the case of the male Nightjar, I felt it was warranted and highlighted the cryptic plumage of the species. The colour version will eventually make its way onto this site too.