So today I decide to take my macro lens off the camera and leave it at home because it's too late in the season for butterflies.
As a result I am obliged to try and photograph this Comma from about fifteen feet away with a 400mm manual lens.
See what happens when you take nature for granted?
It's surprising to have two sightings of this species in what has been a very poor summer and autumn for even slightly exotic butterflies on Sliabh Mannan.
I don't recall seeing a Red Admiral this year. Peacocks and Small Tortoiseshells have been infrequent too.
On the other hand, the very rarity of brightly-coloured species this year has made the ones that do appear easier to spot.