Small Copper on knapweed flower head

By Glostopcat  
A small copper butterfly resting on an unopened knapweed flower head on the lower slopes of the masts field at Prestbury Hill nature reserve in Gloucestershire. If you look closely you can see one of those red ticks on the flower head waiting to attach itself to some poor unsuspecting butterfly or moth!

Tags: Close-up and macro Knapweed Small copper butterfly Glos Wildlife and nature Prestbury hill nature reserve Butterfly conservation

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5 4.9k 125 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2014 7:57AM
A beautifully posed, exposed and captured specimen with gorgeous colour and the sharpest of detail where it matters Ed.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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abeeror2 3 22 Australia
14 Aug 2014 7:58AM
Beautiful detail and composition.
CarolG Plus
9 195 18 Greece
14 Aug 2014 8:05AM
Wow, superb, Ed Smile I have spotted those horrible ticks on quite a number of critters recently. Carol
LynneJoyce Plus
7 20 99 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2014 8:12AM
You certainly have this genre perfected, excellent shot.
Richsr Plus
9 90 220 England
14 Aug 2014 8:43AM
Good details and colours too
richmowil Plus
7 310 1 England
14 Aug 2014 9:43AM
The butterfly stands out well against what looks like a very natural diffused background. Great colours and clarity in this fine image Ed!!
14 Aug 2014 9:44AM
Great image. Lovely bokeh.
Nikonuser1 Plus
3 20 10 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2014 10:14AM
Great capture EdSmile

JohnoP 10 2
14 Aug 2014 10:24AM
Divine image Ed...beautiful light and background! Smile John
14 Aug 2014 10:54AM
Absolutely stunning Ed GrinGrin

mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
14 Aug 2014 11:54AM
Super detail here Ed.
And I got a few of these red ticks when I was at school.
The teacher marked it that way if I got things wrong !!
14 Aug 2014 12:45PM
I love small copper butterflies. Great detail and well captured.
CaroleS Plus
6 414 3 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2014 2:20PM
One of your best Ed!
Mollycat Plus
2 11 2 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2014 2:43PM
Beautifully composed Ed, a stunning capture, tick and all.
taggart Plus
11 46 12 United States
14 Aug 2014 2:52PM
Super image,great colour and detail.

4 3 7 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2014 5:08PM
Beautiful capture, shame about horrible little blood sucking critter though!SadTongue
14 Aug 2014 5:24PM
Super shot Ed'.

Glostopcat Plus
10 255 2 England
14 Aug 2014 5:25PM
This butterfly flew off before the tick could attach itself on it, some other butterfly or moth was probably not so lucky!
senn Plus
5 4 1 Belgium
14 Aug 2014 5:28PM
quality take !..
DerekL 11 163 24 England
14 Aug 2014 5:40PM
Cracking image Ed.
Nice detail and set against a lovely background.

ali63 Plus
4 739 1 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2014 5:59PM
Excellent image Ed,

Ali GrinGrin
TonyDy Plus
7 5 2 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2014 7:05PM
Beautiful shot, Ed.
cantona43 Plus
10 923 4 England
14 Aug 2014 7:16PM
pleased to be your 50th on this shot Ed, it is stunning
Glostopcat Plus
10 255 2 England
14 Aug 2014 7:43PM
Many thanks for all your comments and clicks, they are much appreciated, Ed
ade123 Plus
3 262 1 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2014 8:05PM
An outstanding shot Ed brilliant composition

Superb image. Perfectly presented.

Maiwand Plus
9 3 71 England
14 Aug 2014 9:59PM
Cracking good capture. GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
15 Aug 2014 1:20PM
16 Aug 2014 10:32PM
Absolutely beautiful Ed. Cathy

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