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Having bemoaned the fact that there seems to be a sad lack of blues over here this year, on one of my trips out yesterday I spotted a bramble hedgerow teeming with them. However, they were most un-cooperative, acting like school children having been released for their summer vacation! The best I could manage were a couple of images of what I believe to be lampides boeticus, better known as the long tailed blue. I am not too good at distinguishing between the long tailed and the short tailed blues, so if I am wrong, do please correct me.

Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:lampides boeticus
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:11 Jul 2013 - 5:24 AM
Tags:Butterfly, Close-up, Close-up / macro, General, Macro, Nature, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
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Daisymaye
Daisymaye Plus Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jul 2013 - 5:48 AM

An excellent set Carol. There is even a little friend for the butterfly.......Sandy

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User_Removed
11 Jul 2013 - 5:48 AM

All in excellent detail, as always. Smile

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Mrsbass
Mrsbass  2 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jul 2013 - 5:54 AM

Superb set as always Carol, wonderful photography.

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
11 Jul 2013 - 6:09 AM

Really lovely images Carol !!

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EileenH
EileenH  2 United Kingdom
11 Jul 2013 - 6:25 AM

Great capture as usual Smile

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Ted447
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11 Jul 2013 - 6:32 AM

Great images Carol of a beautiful butterfly. Ted.GrinGrin

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andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jul 2013 - 6:34 AM

wonderful trio carol belting detail super colours v1 for me today a belter nice one Wink
andy

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gajewski
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11 Jul 2013 - 6:36 AM

A lovely series, Carol.
-=\Walter

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fentiger
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11 Jul 2013 - 6:39 AM

The butterflies over here have been very skittish in the hot weather. Another fine macro set.

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SUE118
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11 Jul 2013 - 7:29 AM

Beautifully captured Carol and please send some over here.

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dven
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11 Jul 2013 - 7:34 AM

Lovely detail, I prefere 1 and 2

dven

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11 Jul 2013 - 8:26 AM

Super images Carol, great detail, V2 my favourite,
Fred.

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saeidNL
saeidNL  5 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jul 2013 - 8:28 AM

Fantastic and great images,Carol,very well done,
saeid

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EMJAYCEE
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11 Jul 2013 - 8:45 AM

V2 really displays the beauty to perfection Carol.
Joan.

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Caziwinkles
11 Jul 2013 - 8:51 AM

Such fabulous photography - amazing images Carol. Smile

Carol

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DicksPics
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11 Jul 2013 - 9:07 AM

A fine set of three, Carol!

Richard

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sable
sable  7 England7 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jul 2013 - 9:25 AM

Trio of excellent macro images my favourite is V1 - Elizabeth xx

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11 Jul 2013 - 9:28 AM

Wonderfully photographed trio Carol...delightful

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bricurtis
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11 Jul 2013 - 9:31 AM

A lovely species Carol - V1 for me.
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JohnChambersPhotography

Excellent captures Carol, well worked v1 been my fav, but was a close call all good shots.

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rontear
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11 Jul 2013 - 9:47 AM

Sharp where it matters Carol, have seen plenty of Blues in Provence !!
Ron.

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WhiteRose1
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11 Jul 2013 - 10:13 AM

I didn't even realise there were the two types, Carol Smile I like your schoolchild analogy as well GrinGrin Nicely done.

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FeatherFriend
11 Jul 2013 - 10:43 AM

Cracking set Carol, V1 for me Wink
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Irishkate
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11 Jul 2013 - 10:59 AM

Superb detail of this lovely butterfly - still none to see in Scotland except the odd white!
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RonnieAG
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11 Jul 2013 - 11:10 AM

My observations are just like Kate's in that I have seen no butterflies again this summer other than an odd whitish one. When I see your's and others' butterfly shots I realise what we are missing.
Another excellent set of this particular one, the detail so well captured. Each shot is deserving of posting on it's own, and my favourite today, if there could be such, would be V 2.
Ronnie.

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11 Jul 2013 - 11:13 AM

Threr nice images Carol. Cracking set!!

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11 Jul 2013 - 11:26 AM

Three extremely impressive macro compositions Carol, I particularly like image number two. Superb detail and clarity throughout.

Regards NathanGrin

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lonely_oryx
11 Jul 2013 - 11:27 AM

Beautiful detail especially in V1 and v2

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11 Jul 2013 - 11:45 AM

Great set, Carol.
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LynneJoyce
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11 Jul 2013 - 11:54 AM

Three more fine shots Carol, all beautifully detailed. I managed to get some butterfly shots the other evening but during the day there's no chance whatever, they are so energised by the sun, so it is lovely to see yours.

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PattiW
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11 Jul 2013 - 12:13 PM

Carol, as always, EXCELLENT ! Patti Smile

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11 Jul 2013 - 2:27 PM

really stunning set of shot cannot possibly pick a fave as love em all

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11 Jul 2013 - 3:07 PM

Superb

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ChiliMan
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11 Jul 2013 - 4:34 PM

Gosh...fabulous captures of this pretty fella in Vs 1 and 2, Carol! I like how in V3 it looks like the blue is using its antenna to give the beetle some help up GrinGrin

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11 Jul 2013 - 4:53 PM

3 superb images Carol, V2 is fantastic.
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AnneWorner
11 Jul 2013 - 5:29 PM

They may have given you a problem, and they do like to flit around, but you've nailed a few very good shots here Carol.

Anne

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11 Jul 2013 - 5:45 PM

I do like the way it's tip-toeing over the flower heads.
Smile

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11 Jul 2013 - 6:14 PM

Splendid images Carol, lovely V2.
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11 Jul 2013 - 7:24 PM

Evenin' Carol

I'm no expert on European speciesBlush

Been another good day today weather wise, pity it wasn't work wiseSad

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SiHunt_GrafficSnapZ

wonderful, much more colorful than my lamp!

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basith
basith  2 Sri Lanka
11 Jul 2013 - 8:20 PM

Excellent images. wonderfully detailed as usual.

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11 Jul 2013 - 9:08 PM

EXcellent captures Carol as always..Lin

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11 Jul 2013 - 9:15 PM

Great work Carol, V1 a beauty.
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11 Jul 2013 - 11:41 PM

It is a LONG tailed one cause I have only ever seen anything like it in Malaysia.. And Leps.it says soSmile
Besides, we get the Short ones even here... They look like hollies with a little tail.
V2 is my fav, but really I'm green, sorry blue with jealousy.

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12 Jul 2013 - 1:16 PM

Lovely images, sharp and full of beauty! I love the "head on look" in V3... Grin
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13 Jul 2013 - 12:48 AM

A grand set Carol, your narrative made me smile, you are lucky you have not been out on a photoshoot with myself and the two Adrians, dealing with unruly school children would seem like childsplay!WinkGrinTongue

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mattberry
mattberry  10259 forum posts England14 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jul 2013 - 8:54 AM


Quote: It is a LONG tailed one cause I have only ever seen anything like it in Malaysia.. And Leps.it says so

Actually this is a Leptotes pirithous Lang's Short-tailed Blue Carol. The easy way to know it isn't Long-tailed is because it lacks the wide white ripple on the underside near to the wing edges. Also the patterns are different once you get your eye in (Long-tailed appears more stripey than the more marbled pattern of pirithous)!

Hope that helps!
Matt

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