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A selection of images of the different species of butterflies I've seen at Swelshill Bank and Rodborough Common near Stroud this spring and summer. Looking back over the year I've been fortunate to see a number of different varieties including some nationallly rare ones. Swelshill Bank and Rodborough Common are managed by the National Trust and over 50% of the UK's native butterflies have been recorded there.

V1 - A female adonis blue resting on a blade of grass taken during some rare fine late spring weather
V2 - A brown argus nectaring on a field scabious, taken over the August Bank Holiday weekend
V3 - A pair of adonis blues mating, taken at the same time as V2
V4 - A male adonis blue butterfly basking in some late summer sunshine
V5 - A male chalkhill blue and a female brown vying for position on a field scabious, taken at the end of July on a day out with fellow epzer "Looloobey", Louise
V6 - A male adonis blue butterfly on some birds foot trefoil, taken in late May on the same day as v1 was taken
V7 - A meadow brown taken at Swelshill Bank on a visit in late July with epzer Looloobey
V8 - A female chalkhill blue and a six spot burnet moth nectaring on a field scabious at the end of August
V9 - A gatekeeper taken at Rodborough Common on a day out in late July with epzer Looloobey
V10 - A small skipper taken in the rough grassland close to the carpark at the foot of Rodborough Common on a day out with epzer Looloobey in late July

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 400D
Lens:70.0 - 300.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 109.4 - 468.7 mm)
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:25 May 2012 - 11:43 AM
Focal Length:300mm
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/500sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Not Defined
Metering Mode:Evaluative
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Swelshill Selection
Username:Glostopcat Glostopcat
Uploaded:28 Oct 2012 - 11:54 AM
Tags:Butterflies, Close-up / macro, Glos, Rodborough common, Stroud, Swelshill Bank, Wildlife / nature
Votes:55
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Margaret101
28 Oct 2012 - 11:57 AM

Stunning collection of Photographs. The colours are wonderful!!!

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
28 Oct 2012 - 12:09 PM

V's 3, 5 & 10 are my favourites, Ed, from a fine set. I see there is a dreaded tick in V.3 Sad Carol

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rayme330
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28 Oct 2012 - 12:17 PM

I refuse to pick one from this brilliant set, Ed mind you there is something extra special about V7.....GrinGrin

Ray

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saltireblue
saltireblue Site Moderator 43821 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway23 Constructive Critique Points
28 Oct 2012 - 12:30 PM

You are really spoiling us today, Ed.
V5 & 8 today - good to see different species sharing the same 'table'.

Malc

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
28 Oct 2012 - 12:30 PM

Excellent set !! Such colourful creatures Smile

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TonyDy
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28 Oct 2012 - 12:50 PM

Great selection. Ed
Tony

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saeidNL
saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
28 Oct 2012 - 1:02 PM

Wonderful and excellent set of images,ED,V1,V3 and V10 Are my favorites,very well done,
saeid

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raygregson
28 Oct 2012 - 1:54 PM

superb set ed,colour and dof brilliant,well done indeed.ray

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland111 Constructive Critique Points
28 Oct 2012 - 2:14 PM

Excellent set of the different species, Ed: with so many great shots it's not easy to single out one as favourite but if pushed I'd possibly settle for V 5.
Ronnie.

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
28 Oct 2012 - 2:30 PM

Excellent captures Ed,
Fred.

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
28 Oct 2012 - 3:28 PM

A whole book full of illustrations Ed. Super shots each.
Ron

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
28 Oct 2012 - 4:23 PM

Great selection Ed, I really must get out and about more lol. well done you, like them all, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
28 Oct 2012 - 4:26 PM

I think you have more butterflies in this set than I've seen here all year! Wonderful selection.

Ann

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
28 Oct 2012 - 4:30 PM

Excellent seven times over.
Joan.

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Herge88
Herge88 e2 Member 740 forum postsHerge88 vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
28 Oct 2012 - 4:49 PM

Beautiful collection and some fabulous colours.

Best Matt

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 3Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
28 Oct 2012 - 4:54 PM

Wonderful set of such varied butterflies and moths.
Had Carol not spotted it, I'd never have noticed or recognised a tick!
Lovely light in V9 and V10.
I think V7 is my outright winner.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114493 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
28 Oct 2012 - 5:11 PM

Interesting to see some of them with Red Mites, seen a lot of that this year for some reason......Good set Ed, but not your best images by a long way mate.

Ade

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28 Oct 2012 - 5:20 PM

Another great set I like V5 especially

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oldgreyheron
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28 Oct 2012 - 6:13 PM

Amazing collection and quality Ed.

Mike

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28 Oct 2012 - 6:13 PM

Super Sunday set Ed', smashing!

John Smile

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zapar40  466 forum posts Wales5 Constructive Critique Points
28 Oct 2012 - 7:06 PM

lovely set Ed, v2 stands out best for me.
ant.

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28 Oct 2012 - 8:03 PM

Many thanks for all your comments and clicks, they are much appreciated, Ed

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brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Oct 2012 - 10:01 PM

There are some thumbs, you know from the start who's image is popping up. A great set once again, well done with each of them Ed.
Johanna

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annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
30 Oct 2012 - 7:15 AM

It is the adult one and the chalkhil blue with the gatekeeper I like best.. What a great series!

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