We have never been able to get close enough to butterflies to photograph them properly. Perhaps it is something to do with my looming presence! But with Cara’s new Sigma 150-600mm telephoto lens I managed to get some passable shots of the “spotty ones” and the “blue ones”. Macro would be better, but this is a good start.
I am especially please with these, as they are handheld, in quite a breeze, so their perches were waving around all over the place!
The downside is running around with several kilos of lens!
 Could our butterfly spotter friends please supply IDs in the comments!