Blue Bonanza

Macro Art
Blue Bonanza by Daniel Callejo

Image details - Blue Bonanza

Photographer: Daniel Callejo (see profile)
Competition: Competition 17
Category: Macro Art
Location: Purdown, Bristol, England, United Kingdom


I captured this abundant scene of numerous Polyommatus icarus (common blue) butterflies, in my local park. I had never seen so many of them there before. A combination of hot weather, a great amount of Lotus corniculatus (caterpillar's foodplant) plus lots of other nectar sources, had made a real difference this year (2022). To create more interest in the background – I included hints of wild scabious with the dried, golden grasses.


3rd place - Macro Art