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Marbled White by NigelKiteley

Marbled White

Awesome shot. Great composition and stunning contrasting colours!

By: NigelKiteley

Apollo by NigelKiteley


A beauty captured to perfection. Possibly my favourite butterfly of all.

Seen plenty today at the end of 2 weeks in the Swiss alps. I've been away from the alps so long I forgot how special this place is.

By: NigelKiteley

Silver Washed Fritillary by NigelKiteley

Silver Washed Fritillary

A stunner Nigel! Never found one of these down on the ground before. You've shown off its beauty to perfection!

By: NigelKiteley

Large Blue basking by Glostopcat

Large Blue basking

Super open winged shot. Never managed one myself. Must check out this place next year as it seems collard hill didn't do so well this year and they are both about the same distance from me.

On my last night of a 2 week holiday in the swiss alps and have been rather spoiled with these the past 2 weeks!

By: Glostopcat

Spanish Marbled White by NigelKiteley

Spanish Marbled White

Stunning shot of a stunning butterfly. One on species that has been on my wish lust for a while. Guess I need to go to Spain then!

By: NigelKiteley

Lily Beetle by Franko59

Lily Beetle

Lovely shot! They do make a bit of a mess of the lillies so I get rid of them which is a shame in a way as they are quite stunning. Before you do, pick one up and hold it to your ear - they let off quite a loud squeak! My solution for removal is my size 11 shoe I must confess!

By: Franko59

Dingy Skipper by Andy_brown

Dingy Skipper

Went back again this morning. Bit breezy! Found several fresh dukes in some sheltered spots bear the entrance gate. Hopeless everywhere else. Tried that other place first and saw hardly anything. Excellent shelter from the wind but needed the sun which wasn't out while I was there.

Saw a couple of common blues at Charlton down after work Friday and several roosted dingy and grizzled skippers.

By: Andy_brown

Green Hairstreak by NigelKiteley

Green Hairstreak

Damn that's good!!

By: NigelKiteley

Adonis Blue Male by fishiee

Adonis Blue Male

Hi Tim. I think some cloud came over so they settled for a while, sun came out again and I then had just a brief time where he sat with wings wide open before he was off again. Trouble is they always want to be parallel to the sun so you have do some kind of yoga moves to get as close as parallel to their wings and at the same time keeping your shadow out of the way!!

By: fishiee

Orange Fusion by celestun

Orange Fusion

Ah I remember that moment well! Smile won't be long till festoon time now there! Smile

By: celestun

Sunset Orange by celestun

Sunset Orange

Super shot Tim and well deserved potw! Superb composition and lighting.

Good to see you posting again and I see the meet up in spring encouraged you to point the camera at the butterflies some more Smile

Things are starting to start in the UK now. Saw my first two brimstones of the year on Sunday. Won't be long now before the orange tips are about hopefully!!!

By: celestun

creating the future generation by CarolG

creating the future generation

Lovely shots though not sure they were actually 'at it'. You have a blue on the left but the one on the right is actually a brown argus!

By: CarolG

Adonis Blue by Andy_brown

Adonis Blue

Very nice indeed! I have to be careful now that I don't upload the same images since we spent quite a bit of time out together this year. I think this is one you spotted.

Hopefully the re-introduction will take hold and we'll have plenty more come next May!

By: Andy_brown

Scarce Copper by fishiee

Scarce Copper

Except for that damn great dust spot I just noticed bottom left now the sun's gone in!

By: fishiee

Purple Sapphire by arindomb

Purple Sapphire

Now that's one stunning buterfly! Think I want to go visit India. Buterflies and Tigers can't be bad! Smile

By: arindomb

Blue Banded Bee by arindomb

Blue Banded Bee

That's one stunning looking bee and a very impressive capture!

By: arindomb

Adonis Blue by NigelKiteley

Adonis Blue

Super shot Nigel. Not seen these in the UK for a few years as they're a bit thin on the ground in Hampshire. Might sneak into Wiltshire Saturday and have a look for a few at a site I've read about.

By: NigelKiteley

Meadow Browns by NigelKiteley

Meadow Browns

LOL my thoughts exactly. Great stamina! Cracking shot

By: NigelKiteley

Brown Hairstreak by mattberry

Brown Hairstreak

An absolute stunner Matt... Damn you!!! Tongue

Hope to have another crack at these the weekend of the forecast holds true. As you say, the end is nigh, but what a turnaround to last year. It's impressive how well most species have recovered this year, at least in my part of the world. Looks good for 2014! Smile

By: mattberry

Male Chalkhill Blues by john_starkey

Male Chalkhill Blues

Super composition and captured perfectly. Definitely a couple of Males Smile

By: john_starkey

Female Brown Hairstreak by fishiee

Female Brown Hairstreak

Thanks for the comments Smile

Nigel - agreed. Was planning a return visit this Saturday but that looks a right off. The following Saturday however looks to be on at the moment. I got a few other shots but no real stunners. Saw 11 seperate individuals which is not bad. Most others only saw about 2-3 but I know a few spots away from the crowds Smile

There's a site for Adonis Blue not far away. Not seen one of those since moving to Hampshire. Didn't really give them a second look in Kent as they were at most sites where I'd see the regular blues but in Hampshire there's practically none of them!

Not seen any reports of second broods yet but they must be out soon hopefully!

By: fishiee

Common Blue by NigelKiteley

Common Blue

Super specimen and excellently captured. Seems to be loads of these blue forms around this year. Not sure if I've seen any non-blue ones to be honest!

By: NigelKiteley

Common Blue (Polyommatus icarus) by Ray_Seagrove

Common Blue (Polyommatus icarus)

Very nicely done Ray. I was thinking you did well to find some grass this lush and green then saw the date Smile

By: Ray_Seagrove

Brown Argus by NigelKiteley

Brown Argus

Nice composition Nigel, though a bit soft on the wing tips? Pretty small, so a full frame shot gets pretty minimal DOF!

These and the Common Blues are little stunners at the end of a great summer. Not sure if I saw any of these anywhere last year but seems to be a decent number about this year.

Like yourself I've not managed to stumble any of the Clouded Yellows that seem to be popping up everywhere this year. Probably because I'm mostly out early and late. Funnily when I'm abroad I often don't give them a second glance!

By: NigelKiteley

Common Blue by NigelKiteley

Common Blue

Lovely shot Nigel. Having not really seen any Common Blues last year because of the dire weather I am really appreciating how stunning these are this summer and glad their numbers have bounced back pretty quickly Smile

It's amazing how good things are this summer given how bad everything was last year!

By: NigelKiteley

Brown Argus by BenKiteley

Brown Argus

Super shot Ben. Great detail and composition. Wish I was half this good when I was your age. I gould barely focus a camera back then probably!

Portugal in Mid-August? Bang on for second brood 2 Tailed Pasha I reckon! SmileSmile

By: BenKiteley

Small Copper by NigelKiteley

Small Copper

Lovely shot Nigel. Been seeing a few of these appearing the last couple of evenings but not in particularly pleasing positions, ususlly in the thick of a load of grass!

I might have been tempted to darken down the background a little myself, either in photoshop, or with light fill in flash. Something always seems uncomfortable about the background being the brightest part. Taken a few shots recently of chalkhill blues in low evening shadow with the trees behing lit up by bright sun giving a near flourescent green background. Bit odd looking to say the least!

By: NigelKiteley

Female Common Blue by fishiee

Female Common Blue

Eww looks like another case of missed dust spots editing in the daylight again. Pretty bad those ones LOL!!

By: fishiee

Ruddy Darter by mattberry

Ruddy Darter

A very handsome chap indeed and great pose too!

By: mattberry

Common Blue by NigelKiteley

Common Blue

Great capture. Super sharp and a nice clean background. Those pesky mites seem to be everywhere this year!

By: NigelKiteley