It's good to know there are creatures willing to brave the afternoon sun when other wildlife is hiding in the shadows. I don't own a macro lens, but my compact camera (now redundant from digiscoping duties) does the job well enough. In France, I always keep it handy for family shots and for any weird insects we might stumble across. Some species appear in the same places every year. Idas Blue and Lang's Short-tailed Blue butterflies, for example, are ubiquitous in meadows around Argeles. Iberian Marbled White and Southern Gatekeeper are regular and abundant on the northern shores of Lake Canet, St Nazaire. Closer to home, Hurst Grange Park in Penwortham on a sunny, May afternoon is hard to beat for insect diversity.