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Large Blue butterfly (Maculinea arion) taken on Collard Hill, Somerset in June 2009. This freshly emerged specimen was wresting from the wind.

Camera:Canon EOS-1DS Mark III
Lens:EF24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Somerset Large Blue
Username:livinglevels livinglevels
Uploaded:17 Mar 2012 - 1:31 PM
Tags:Butterfly, Close-up / macro, Clover, Downland, Large blue, Maculinea arion, Polden hills, Somerset
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tobyjug
tobyjug  2 England
17 Mar 2012 - 2:14 PM

Hi nice and sharp, was this taken@ Collard Hill?

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livinglevels
livinglevels e2 Member 2livinglevels vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Mar 2012 - 2:45 PM

Hello Tobyjug, this was taken at Collard Hill, half way along and just over the edge onto the scarp slope. This was the first large Blue I had ever seen!

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Ade_Osman e2 Member 114435 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
17 Mar 2012 - 6:01 PM

Great effort.......I'll be down Collard Hill again myself this year and a few other venues I'm aware of......Mind you don't bump into me Grin

Ade

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Samuel_Aron
Samuel_Aron Junior Member 3 England2 Constructive Critique Points
17 Mar 2012 - 9:11 PM

Beautiful macro!
Brilliant detail.
Sam.

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8226 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
8 Apr 2012 - 6:48 PM

A fine shot of this rare butterfly, a species i've never seen.
Quote: Great effort.......I'll be down Collard Hill again myself this year and a few other venues I'm aware of......Mind you don't bump into me Grin

Ade

You'll have a real fright if you do bump into the Big O on your travels!Wink

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