Close-up of beautiful butterfly in garden

Paul Shaw's beautiful picture of a butterfly in his Kirk Hallam back garden.
Paul Shaw's beautiful picture of a butterfly in his Kirk Hallam back garden.

This incredible close-up photograph was snapped in a Kirk Hallam back garden by reader Paul Shaw.

It is a small tortoiseshell, according to Paul, who posted the snap on our Facebook page along with some other beautiful pictures of mini-beasts around Ilkeston.

“The fine weather is certainly bringing the butterflies out,” he said. Log on to see the rest of Paul’s snaps.