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Adonis Blue on Carline Thistle

By Glostopcat  
A male adonis blue butterfly nectaring on a carline thistle at Swelshill Bank near Stroud, taken over the August Bank Holiday weekend when we had a brief taste of summer, albeit for just one day! Many thanks for all your c&c's on yesterdays comma, I'm off to North Somerset in a short while to catch up with Bristol's Premier Wildlife Photographer, epzer AdeOsman to catch the fallow and red deer rut and hopefully some autumn colours.

Tags: Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Stroud Glos Wildlife and nature Carline thistle Adonis blue butterfly Swelshill Bank

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30 Oct 2012 6:46AM
Beautiful shot Grin
Have a fabulous time with Ade, look forward to the shots GrinGrin


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annettep38 Plus
5 218 40 Costa Rica
30 Oct 2012 7:23AM
Looks like you are going to have a lot of fun!
Nice blue here, love the perch!
Briwooly 10 452 5 England
30 Oct 2012 7:28AM
Nice one well shown in its environment

CarolG Plus
9 196 18 Greece
30 Oct 2012 7:40AM
He's a beauty, Ed, the butterfly, not the big 'O' Wink. Give him a big hug from me, and tell him that the next one has to be here in Crete, and not through a third party Grin. Have a great time today, and not too much cider Wink
Had a quick run-out to the meadow earlier this morning, and despite two days of Force 7 gales here, the butterflies have returned, and much to my delight I spotted painted lady's and small coppers. Carol
Ayoob 5 Australia
30 Oct 2012 7:48AM
What a beautiful capture.....Grin
dmhuynh72 8 44 3 United Kingdom
30 Oct 2012 7:51AM
excellent detail capture Ed,
30 Oct 2012 8:15AM
Super image, enjoy your day Ed,
saeidNL 6 3 Netherlands
30 Oct 2012 8:32AM
Fantastic and great image,ED,Enjoy your day,Grin
Hermanus 4 4 South Africa
30 Oct 2012 9:04AM
Excellent ! Well done Smile
achieverswales 6 8 101 Wales
30 Oct 2012 9:16AM
Excellent clarity on this one Ed, have a good day with Ade.


Hop-A-Long 9 52 England
30 Oct 2012 11:28AM
Beautiful shot with excellent detail.

7 10 10 England
30 Oct 2012 11:43AM
Another of your lovely butterfly images Ed.Smile Have a great day with Ade.
Irishkate Plus
6 38 100 United Kingdom
30 Oct 2012 11:47AM
Yet another superb image Ed.
Enjoy your day out and maybe we'll see some
stags in future uploads.
Herge88 Plus
9 40 4 England
30 Oct 2012 11:49AM
Great detail and composition again here Ed.

Best Matt
EAS 7 1 13 Scotland
30 Oct 2012 2:50PM
Such excellent details and colours. Hope you did well with the Deer challange.

A Booth 14 11 4 United Kingdom
30 Oct 2012 3:55PM
wonderful detail in a finely recorded image. good colours and composition.
Maiwand Plus
9 3 72 England
30 Oct 2012 3:56PM
Superb Ed.
bricurtis Plus
11 2.1k 49 England
30 Oct 2012 7:56PM
Super capture Ed - I do like those thistles for perches.
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
30 Oct 2012 8:37PM
A truly great shot
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
30 Oct 2012 9:00PM
Many thanks for all your comments and clicks, they are much appreciated, Ed
Tibetan 4 3 England
1 Nov 2012 11:06AM
Well done Ed, stands out well on the flower, lovely colours and detail regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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