Here are some more pictures of yet another harbinger of spring, the Orange-tip butterfly (Anthocharis cardamines). The undersides of his wings are marked with a mottled camouflage pattern that helps him blend in and go unnoticed among the leaves. The top side of his wings are more striking and are a direct warning telling anybody who fancies a butterfly sized snack that he doesn't taste very nice at all.
He's filling up on the sweetest nectar from Debbie's Candytuft (Iberis Sempervirens). He's a common butterfly in the British Isles but still a very handsome sight.