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A trio of eggs of the Purple Hairstreak butterfly, laid amongst a terminal bud cluster on an English Oak.

Taken today in sunny Suffolk!

Tamron 90mm macro lens + 25mm extension tube + steady(ish) hands!

Thanks for looking.
Matt

Camera:Canon EOS 50D
Lens:Tamron 90mm Sp Di Macro Check out Totally Tamron!
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Early Easter Eggs
Username:mattberry mattberry
Uploaded:1 Mar 2012 - 9:38 PM
Tags:Butterfly, Eggs, Oak, Purple hairstreak, Wildlife / nature
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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 85908 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
1 Mar 2012 - 9:44 PM

This has given me room for thought MattSmile
Part of my wood is purely Oak, though overgrown and many are covered with Ivy

To be honest, never really looked last year to see if there was anything aboutSad

Adrian

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mattberry
mattberry e2 Member 10259 forum postsmattberry vcard England14 Constructive Critique Points
1 Mar 2012 - 9:49 PM

Hi Adrian Smile

If you have any Oak in sunny aspects try searching the tips of the lower branches. Beware of one or two moth species that lay similar looking eggs! They tend to be quite a bit smaller and darker though, easy to tell apart once you can compare them.

And look up in the trees during July for the butterflies on a warm sunny afternoon / evening. You might get lucky! Alternatively, pop to Suffolk and I can show you trees with 40 or more individuals on Smile

I would love to photograph the eggs of all UK butterfly species, quite a challenge though!

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114493 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
2 Mar 2012 - 12:04 AM

You done well to spot them mate.......I get the moths laying eggs in the traps occasionally, hopefully now I've this new Canon lens I should be able to get some great close ups of them later in the year, as they say, watch this space......

Ade

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
2 Mar 2012 - 6:07 AM

Very well spotted and captured, Matt, a most interesting image. Carol

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8232 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
4 Mar 2012 - 11:16 AM

An awesome close up, what a great find

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