It has been so hot here in Dorset the last couple of days. I have been mostly keeping in the shade and the cool. I’ve only made a few brief outings into the heat. I went out for a short walk to the local nature reserve last evening and there were lots of insects about. I was surprised to see several types of butterfly, including this beautiful Comma Butterfly (Polygonia c-album) resting on a leaf. I was able to photograph it from several angles to show the colourful upper surface of the wing, the darker under surface with the characteristic white C mark, and also a view with the sun shining through the wings from behind.