Blue on Devils Bit Scabious

By Glostopcat  
A third generation male common blue butterfly feeding on some devils bit scabious at Prestbury Hill nature reserve near Cheltenham. This male common blue was one of several newly emerged butterflies of this species that I saw there yesterday afternoon

Tags: Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Common blue butterfly Glos Wildlife and nature Prestbury hill nature reserve Butterfly conservation Devils bit scabious

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TerryMcK Plus
7 71 2 United Kingdom
16 Sep 2011 4:43PM
A lovely shot, Ed. Very pleasing balance of colour & fine detail.
Terry
ps: just going to catch up with your uploads that I've missed recently...

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16 Sep 2011 4:44PM
this is beautifully done...
RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
16 Sep 2011 4:45PM
Excellent shot, Ed, the detail and colouring captured just superb.
Ronnie.
EAS Plus
6 1 13 Scotland
16 Sep 2011 4:51PM
Such a perfect colour combination between the Scabious and the butterfly and such excellent details.

Ann
16 Sep 2011 4:53PM
Super colour and detail

Susan
graceland 11 2.5k 2 United Kingdom
16 Sep 2011 5:09PM
Wow super picture BUTTER-FLY now though bye Tongue
Glostopcat Plus
9 255 2 England
16 Sep 2011 5:37PM

Quote:Wow super picture BUTTER-FLY now though bye Tongue
You are on top form tonight fella!Grin
CarolG Plus
9 192 18 Greece
16 Sep 2011 5:41PM
A beautiful image, Ed. Sorry to say the butterflies have all but disappeared here now Sad Carol
Glostopcat Plus
9 255 2 England
16 Sep 2011 5:45PM
There are not too many about over here now compared to what there was a few weeks ago. I had to search fairly hard to find these blues
16 Sep 2011 5:48PM
Very nice image ED,well done you for finding a few,

John.
Terrific macro!
Sam.
16 Sep 2011 6:13PM
A lovely blending of Flower and butterfly Ed'. Nicely done.
Have a great Weekend mate.

John Smile
16 Sep 2011 6:21PM
beautiful image. eve,
Maiwand Plus
9 3 71 England
16 Sep 2011 6:24PM
Nicely done Ed.
Ron
Chinga Plus
5 1 1 United Kingdom
16 Sep 2011 6:33PM
LOVELY image!
Absolutely stunning
P
16 Sep 2011 7:15PM
Well captured Ed, fine detail.
Brian
16 Sep 2011 7:22PM
Great shot nice detail. Grin

Heath
16 Sep 2011 7:24PM
Another excellent find.... Haven't seen any type of butterfly around here for a few days now.....
Love this shot Ed. Great colours and detail.

Jane
A superb close-up, beautifully captured.
Steve.
16 Sep 2011 8:21PM
Nice.
bricurtis Plus
10 2.0k 49 England
16 Sep 2011 8:35PM
This is beautifully detailed Ed and so well isolated.Superb image.
Not seeing any Blues. Sorry no 9 Admiral image - all too flighty.
Brian.
Glostopcat Plus
9 255 2 England
16 Sep 2011 8:39PM
I was joking about that by the way, I didn't really expect you to catch all nine on camera!Wink
TonyDy Plus
7 4 2 United Kingdom
16 Sep 2011 9:18PM
Lovely shot, Ed.
Tony
pluckyfilly Plus
9 350 33 United Kingdom
16 Sep 2011 9:55PM
where are you digging all these butterflies up from, there are so few round hereSmile superb work the detail is great
16 Sep 2011 10:21PM
they look like they were meant for you and waiting on you to take the pic.. which you did so well
16 Sep 2011 10:27PM
Beautiful close up image. Ed. Superb colour and detail. Beautifully capturedSmile
Take care, have a lovely weekend..........Pauline
goso Plus
9 2 1 Australia
17 Sep 2011 12:33AM
Masterfully done Ed ...Bill
fentiger Plus
14 916 23 England
17 Sep 2011 8:05AM
A quite beautiful and well composed capture.

Albert
Glostopcat Plus
9 255 2 England
17 Sep 2011 10:15AM
Many thanks for all your comments and clicks, they are much appreciated, Ed
bricurtis Plus
10 2.0k 49 England
17 Sep 2011 12:26PM

Quote:I was joking about that by the way, I didn't really expect you to catch all nine on camera!Wink

I realized you were from the 'wink' Ed.
Funnily enough I did try to get a shot with my wide angle lens but it did not work out. Smile
Brian.
18 Sep 2011 5:52PM
A delightful image with great colours and nice detail.
Shell
annettep38 Plus
4 217 36 Costa Rica
18 Sep 2011 7:19PM
perfct detail and just the right DoF
Mavis Plus
13 143 2 England
18 Sep 2011 7:57PM
All the blues . Perfectly lovely.
Brilane 9 5 12 Wales
18 Sep 2011 11:11PM
Nice to see your butterflies, I've been waiting all of the Summer for some to get into my garden, but no luck.
Brian

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