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fentiger Plus
16 918 24 England
17 Aug 2012 6:59AM
We are neighbours today in the Gallery ~ ironic after I post my first butterfly shot of 2012 Grin Another great capture here of a butterfly we never see in this part of the UK.


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CarolG Plus
11 199 20 Greece
17 Aug 2012 7:04AM
She's a lovely powder blue, Ed, well captured. Carol
7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2012 7:05AM
I have never seen one of these gorgeous fellas however you have managed to take an extremely good close-up photograph which clearly highlights the beauty of this Chalkhill Blue, great natural colours, and beautiful detail.

Regards Nathan
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2012 7:43AM
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
17 Aug 2012 9:23AM
Beautifully detailed shot, Ed.
Maiwand Plus
11 3 73 England
17 Aug 2012 10:29AM
Excellent capture Ed.
Irishkate Plus
7 41 111 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2012 10:43AM
A lovely butterfly and thank you for naming the thistle.
Something new I've learned.
Beautifully captured Ed, they seem to have had a really good year.
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
17 Aug 2012 11:40AM
Stunning clarity on this beauty Ed, have uploaded a mod with brightness and contrast adjusted and dark vignette added to corners, hope you approve.


CaroleS Plus
7 433 3 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2012 1:13PM
A really fine capture, they really are lovely butterflies.
BarbaraR Plus
11 17 1 England
17 Aug 2012 1:24PM
He's a beauty and captured so very well.

17 Aug 2012 1:54PM
Another cracker Ed.

saltireblue Plus
7 7.5k 33 Norway
17 Aug 2012 2:45PM
That thistle has seen better days, Ed, unlike the pristine butterfly using it as a resting place... or as a restaurant?

teocali Plus
9 441 18 England
17 Aug 2012 2:57PM
Fantastic range of textures and tones, Ed. Beautifully detailed close up image.
Tibetan 5 3 England
17 Aug 2012 3:24PM
You are very lucky hardly see any, like it, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Glostopcat Plus
11 255 2 England
17 Aug 2012 3:47PM
The thistle has a dried out look to it anway Malc, this type is found on chalk grassland. Many thanks for the user award Sylvia, it was a most unexpected surprise and is greatly appreciated coming from such a talented wildlife photographer as yourself.
TonyDy Plus
9 9 3 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2012 5:12PM
Very good shot, Ed.
Herge88 Plus
10 40 4 England
17 Aug 2012 6:05PM
This is another very well detailed and sharp image Ed, I sometimes think some of your best images come from the little Ixus.

Best Matt
8 10 10 England
17 Aug 2012 7:23PM
Anoher excellent image Ed.
17 Aug 2012 7:33PM
wow beauty, amazing background too, love it
17 Aug 2012 7:59PM
Super capture, Ed.
carper123 Plus
6 1.0k 8 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2012 8:04PM
And another stunning image.
Well done.
Darryl. Smile
bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
17 Aug 2012 8:09PM
Splendid capture Ed - a very attractive thistle that the BF is perched on too.
Dave87 Plus
10 42 5 England
17 Aug 2012 10:21PM
Love the fine detail captured in the whites. I tried much the same short recentlly when the sun was out and my work got sent to the waste bin!!


MickS Plus
13 23 14 England
17 Aug 2012 10:40PM
Excellent natural history shots Edmund,
Glostopcat Plus
11 255 2 England
17 Aug 2012 11:53PM
Many thanks for all your comments and clicks, they are much appreciated, Ed
18 Aug 2012 7:58AM
An excellent capture Ed
ChiliMan Plus
11 135 17 Singapore
18 Aug 2012 10:56AM
BEAUTiful shot, Ed. Not just of the butterfly but the flower too!

Lovely detail and texture in this wonderful capture.
Well done. WesternRed.

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