Burnets on Knapweed II

By Glostopcat  
A set of six shots all taken this June and July of burnet moths feeding on knapweed. Versions 1-3 and version 5 were all taken at Leckhampton Hill near Cheltenham and versions 4 and 6 at the Bill Smyllie Nature Reserve managed by Butterfly Conservation, close to Cleeve Hill.

Tags: Summer And Six Moths Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Five Spot Knapweed Glos Wildlife and nature Burnets

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CarolG Plus
9 192 18 Greece
21 Aug 2010 2:12PM
A super set, Ed, I still haven't come across one of these here, maybe they can't stand the heat! Carol

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21 Aug 2010 2:17PM
Great set of shots Ed - well done !

21 Aug 2010 2:18PM
well done-fine shot
RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
21 Aug 2010 2:21PM
Each and every one is so detailed and makes up a lovely set. Mt favourite is possibly V 3 but it's a hard choice.
Rock Plus
13 10 2 England
21 Aug 2010 2:51PM
Superb ED.

21 Aug 2010 3:41PM
Super Set! Sylvia
Maiwand Plus
9 3 71 England
21 Aug 2010 4:02PM
Very fine series Ed. All are great dut I find V3 very appealing.
gary_d Plus
8 576 13 Wales
21 Aug 2010 4:15PM
A great set of sharp images. - gary
pamelajean Plus
10 949 1785 United Kingdom
21 Aug 2010 4:37PM
I love these little burnets, their dark colour always stands out so well against flowers and their lovely long antennae curl over at the ends. V1 is my favourite becaue the light has beautifully picked out all the detail and in particular the shine and texture of the wings.
21 Aug 2010 5:27PM
You've done them both proud here Ed', good shooting.

John Smile
cantona43 Plus
10 922 4 England
21 Aug 2010 5:35PM
six of the best here Ed, stunning colours and detail, quality shots again
EAS 6 1 13 Scotland
21 Aug 2010 5:39PM
What a lovely set! V3 & V5 are my personal favourites. We have lots of Knapweed around but never yet seen a Burnet.

Brian65 6 2 United Kingdom
21 Aug 2010 6:11PM
6 great shots Ed, love V3 the best.
DanielD 6 1 United Kingdom
21 Aug 2010 6:14PM
Superb set, V3 and V5 are the best but whole set has been taken at a very high standard - stunning colours and details

21 Aug 2010 7:10PM
Excellent set Ed,
Gezina 9 3 6 United Kingdom
21 Aug 2010 7:18PM
Very nice set of this little moth Ed - like the way you've managed to capture the iridescence on the wings in some of the shots - Ina
21 Aug 2010 7:26PM
Great series, lovely colours and detail. Can't choose between them.
Sue_R Plus
10 11 6 Scotland
21 Aug 2010 7:32PM
All good, but it's V3 and V5 for me today Smile

Sue Smile
Happy to be No 30 Ed, all beautiful shots well captured.

pluckyfilly Plus
9 350 33 United Kingdom
21 Aug 2010 8:02PM
for the butterfly it has to be V5 for me but I love the flower detail in V1 - great set Ed
21 Aug 2010 8:48PM
Wonderful set, Ed, super DOF. All great, hard to choose from, but I love the dark blue-green irridescence in v's 2 and 6. All very fine captures.
6 9 10 England
21 Aug 2010 9:46PM
Superb set - they are all my favourite!
NeilWigan Plus
5 11 15 England
21 Aug 2010 11:19PM
What a great set of pictures ,well done. Neil and family.
goso 9 2 1 Australia
21 Aug 2010 11:26PM
All first class Ed, but vers.5 if I had to choose...Bill
bunbeam 10 2 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2010 12:04AM
superb set of close up shots, amazing colours and sunlight
Glostopcat Plus
9 255 2 England
22 Aug 2010 12:25AM
Many thanks for all your c&c's folks, they are much appreciated, Ed
borrower 6 4 England
22 Aug 2010 12:45AM
Cracking set of images, wonderfully taken and captured.
JimV 9 6 3 Canada
22 Aug 2010 4:26AM
Have gone and forth trying to decide if I have a favourite among this fine set Ed, leaning towards V6, but it's a hard choice!
Rgds., Jim
TyChee Plus
11 269 1 United States
22 Aug 2010 5:24AM
Great set of shots. V5 is my favorite.

Mavis Plus
13 143 2 England
22 Aug 2010 7:55AM
What a great set of Burnet Moths & the Knapweed is so sharp and colourful with the sun through it's petals . My favourites are 3 and 6.So very detailed xx
A Booth 13 11 4 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2010 8:23AM
I always amazed and impressed with the quality of detail and colour you get from the A400. This set is no exception.
Paul_cats 10 61 22 Scotland
22 Aug 2010 8:24AM
Every one a winner. Superb set ED I think I err towards V2 but very difficult choice.
danbrann Plus
11 567 16
22 Aug 2010 10:23AM
What a set. Marvellous.
Cor 7 Belgium
22 Aug 2010 3:00PM
A SUPERB serie +++++
Roly 8 Wales
22 Aug 2010 7:43PM
Excellent set Ed.
Steve_S Plus
10 180 3 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2010 8:28PM
Great set of macro images Ed
franfoto 8 2 32 England
23 Aug 2010 12:18PM
All six deserve an individual upload, really detailed images. lovely.
Porthos 5 1 Northern Ireland
25 Aug 2010 10:40AM
Brilliant detail and colour in another great set.....Derek

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