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Dark Green Fritillary

By Glostopcat  
A dark green fritillary butterfly nectaring on some knapweed, taken early on Sunday evening at the Prestbury Hill nature reserve near Cheltenham.

Tags: Butterfly Knapweed Cheltenham Glos Dark green fritillary Wildlife and nature Prestbury hill nature reserve Butterfly conservation

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Comments


Lillian Plus
7 22 17 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2011 9:32AM
Well timed I think with this one and good thistle to help with the colours
Well shot
Lillian

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Alvar Plus
9 23 2 France
28 Jun 2011 9:36AM
A beauty Ed and well composed.
Alvar
CarolG Plus
10 199 19 Greece
28 Jun 2011 9:42AM
A superb image, Ed, yet another beauty I don't see here. Carol
28 Jun 2011 9:47AM
A great shot Ed, well taken.
Brian
28 Jun 2011 9:50AM
A great shot - very nicely framed by the knapweed
Hi, this is an nice image..

Samar..
EAS Plus
7 1 13 Scotland
28 Jun 2011 9:55AM
What a little beauty and love the natural setting amongst the Knapweed too. Have only ever seen a Fritillary here once, last year, and it disappeared before I had a chance of a shot!

Ann
nice shot ED well captured sharp too well done
Richard
gingerdelight Plus
10 298 11 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2011 10:24AM
Another little beauty here Ed.
Carol
28 Jun 2011 10:26AM
this really is special
it landed in the right place for a great comp.
Chinga Plus
6 3 1 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2011 10:36AM
Lovely image. Good capture. IB
28 Jun 2011 10:40AM
Beautiful image. Well done Ed.

Marilyn x
Joline Plus
10 27 53 United States
28 Jun 2011 10:49AM
Lovely in its natural habitat. Well togged.
Ade_Osman 13 4.5k 36 England
28 Jun 2011 11:04AM
Well done you!......

Ade
Maiwand Plus
10 3 72 England
28 Jun 2011 11:22AM
Top class Ed.
Ron
28 Jun 2011 12:58PM
Wonderful capture...
EMJAYCEE Plus
7 10 10 England
28 Jun 2011 1:17PM
How did you find time to compose so well? They never sit still for me. This is beauty.
Joan.
Pegon Plus
11 78 1 England
28 Jun 2011 1:18PM
A cracking shot Ed, well caught.
Pete.
28 Jun 2011 1:27PM
Lovely! with good colour and detail.

Len
danbrann Plus
12 636 17
28 Jun 2011 2:09PM
A cracker Ed and the skill full focus has helped a lot.
Daisymaye Plus
8 23 10 Canada
28 Jun 2011 2:34PM
Well captured, good detail Ed...........Sandy
mikbee Plus
9 3 8 Scotland
28 Jun 2011 4:34PM
Like the d.o.f. Ed.
Good colours.
Good shot.
Mick.
28 Jun 2011 5:24PM
Nice to be 40 Ed'. ( Wish I was)

John Smile
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2011 5:28PM
beautiful butterfly on a pretty flower headSmile
RonnieAG Plus
7 153 116 Scotland
28 Jun 2011 5:32PM
Both butterfly and it's perch show up so well against that pale green b/g, Ed: lovely shot.
Ronnie.
28 Jun 2011 5:35PM
beautiful shot Ed, great detail and colour
Tammy
Beautifully captured against that lovely bg. Superb.
Steve.
bricurtis Plus
11 2.1k 49 England
28 Jun 2011 8:15PM
Lovely natural surroundings to show this one in Ed.
Brian.
28 Jun 2011 8:31PM
Excellent detail Ed, very well captured.

Ruth
Beautiful image/capture again Ed

Chris
gary_d Plus
9 576 13 Wales
28 Jun 2011 8:47PM
Nice shot, see you Thursday. - gary
28 Jun 2011 8:51PM
Beautiful image with fine detail,well done,
saeid
Glostopcat Plus
10 255 2 England
29 Jun 2011 9:09AM
Many thanks for all your comments and clicks, they are much appreciated, Ed
1 Jul 2011 8:52PM
Excellent image here Ed, superb capture.................

Tony.
Glostopcat Plus
10 255 2 England
29 Jul 2011 9:12PM
Thanks for the award Mara, it is greatly appreciated coming from a man of your undoubted talents, I've only just noticed this one, Ed

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