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A couple of Blue butterflies settle down for the evening... Brown Argus on the left (thanks John!) Common Blue on the Right.
very good detailed shot,
Lovely capture! John
Two beauties Tim.
Fantastic shot, well spotted
Stunning image of top quality,well done ..Alec.
A top class image. Carol
Brilliant - as always.
Very well captured! Great job
Fantastic macro shot!
A brilliant double capture Tim, they are such beautiful little butterflies.
Fabulous capture. Amazing image.........Sandy
Superb shot with excellent detail!
A knock-out image.
How on earth did you manage to capture this??? Brilliant
Lovely photo with great detail and well spotted.
Lovely detail and great composition...john
Another stunner Tim! Great composition, super sharp all through and a great clean background.
One snag though... the one on the left is a Brown Argus
I have been caught out by the Common Blue/Brown Argus ID confusion in the past so know them well now The biggest clue is the two close together spots on the hind wing on the Brown Argus. On the Common Blue they are spaced out... See this link
This shot is actually the perfect image to illustrate this difference between the two!
Absolutely stunning what ever they are
Thanks John I was waiting for you to put me straight actually, I didn't bother to do any ID checking... I get lazy knowing you'll do it for me!
Thank you all for your great comments!
Morning Tim, awsome capture regards gray.
Hehe no worries. It's a pleasure to correct the ID's on these stunning images Tim
Another awesome image Tim. Such a great way to show the difference between the species, even if you didn't realise at first .
superb i've seen loads of blue butterflies but they never seem to settle for me any tips would be most appreciated
Steve, there's a big secret to these shots... you just have to catch them when they're roosting i.e. tucked in for the night
If you stroll around about an hour or two before sunset or around sunrise, look on sheltered grasses not far from where they were seen flittering about in the day you will probably notice them especially if you accidentally disturb them.
Later in the day and early morning if you disturb them they will quickly resettle as they lack the energy from the sun to move far.
Once you get the hang of it, you'll even be able to try and let them crawl onto your finger and move them at will to whichever flower you choose.
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