Burnet Moths

I had some fun today photographing these Burnet Moths. They’re all over the field in huge numbers. The field has been allowed to grow into a meadowy grassland, with plenty of different flowers including some spectacular purple orchids.

Beautiful Orchid and Burnet Moth
Hide and Seek

I only did a little editing to these, but can you spot the extremely subtle difference between these two?

Burnet the First
Burnet the Second

I’ve been seeing a lot of selective colour edits around again recently, and this pink moth with its green background was an easy target. I’m not sure which I like best, but I enjoyed testing out the different looks. It was nice to take the DSLR for a walk, and even with the kit lens which is hardly specialised for close-ups I got a couple of nice pictures.




4 thoughts on “Burnet Moths

  1. I love that you found a field with so many of these lovely creatures. I remember such sightings as a child, but the numbers of butterflies and moths have been dwindling over the years. Thanks for sharing this find. 🙂

    1. The field is looked after by the national trust and they let it go crazy in the summer, it’s a real haven for insects and full of flowers and grasses. I wish there were more places like it. Glad the pictures brought back happy memories for you. 🙂

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