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Duke of Burgundy

By Glostopcat  
A Duke of Burgundy butterfly basking in some spring sunshine at Prestbury Hill Nature Reserve in Gloucestershire, taken back in late April when the weather was unseasonably warm.

Tags: Butterfly Cheltenham Glos Duke of burgundy Wildlife and nature Prestbury hill nature reserve Butterfly conservation

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CarolG Plus
10 199 19 Greece
19 Jun 2011 12:09PM
He's a beauty, Ed, not seen one of these before. Very well captured. Carol

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Glostopcat Plus
10 255 2 England
19 Jun 2011 12:12PM
They are a rare species only found in a few localised sites in the UK, the Cotswolds is one of their strongholds
19 Jun 2011 12:42PM
beautiful details...
bricurtis Plus
11 2.1k 49 England
19 Jun 2011 12:50PM
Superb capture Ed - love the detail - a great addition to you PF.
LynneJoyce Plus
8 20 99 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2011 12:53PM
Wow, what a wonderfully sharp capture of this beauty.
PattiW Plus
11 24 2 United States
19 Jun 2011 1:01PM
Super detail and capture, Patti
19 Jun 2011 1:36PM
Another wonderfully sharp detailed butterfly, a lovely shot Ed.

Excellent macro shot. Details and colors are amazing.
Regards, Oleg.
Beauty of a catch Edmund, you have such an extensive knowledge of the types.
Excellent well detailed macro, lovely colours.
RonnieAG Plus
7 153 116 Scotland
19 Jun 2011 4:39PM
Beautiful butterfly expertly captured and presented, Ed: lovely shot.
franfoto Plus
9 2 32 England
19 Jun 2011 4:57PM
Can't say I've ever seen one like this, lucky you to get such a good capture.

Glostopcat Plus
10 255 2 England
19 Jun 2011 5:09PM
There are a number of places to see them in the South West Fran, Prestbury Hill is definitely the best site, although Rodborough Common in Stroud is also good
7 10 10 England
19 Jun 2011 5:09PM
Top quality Ed.
lovely capture Smile
well done
Great capture!
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
19 Jun 2011 6:04PM
A very formally dressed butterfly--sharp as a tack with great colors-- Well done!
Fantastic Detail and Great Colours.
Regards Andy.
19 Jun 2011 6:34PM
What a great shot Ed.
19 Jun 2011 8:01PM
A great capture with lots of detail.
danbrann Plus
12 636 17
19 Jun 2011 8:04PM
A good image Ed very well portrayed.
19 Jun 2011 8:20PM
Wonderful capture...
Maiwand Plus
10 3 72 England
19 Jun 2011 8:32PM
Thats a cracker Ed. Cant see any anywhere at the moment.
kinfatric Plus
12 550 9 Scotland
19 Jun 2011 8:57PM
Wonderful detail Ed.
Glostopcat Plus
10 255 2 England
19 Jun 2011 9:00PM
Not many around here either Ron, only a few aged common blues, some large skippers and burnet moths and the odd small tortoiseshell
An excellent ,sharp and detailed capture !!!!!!!!
Best wishes,
Joline Plus
10 27 53 United States
19 Jun 2011 9:21PM
A very fine capture.
19 Jun 2011 9:58PM
Lovely image!!

Glostopcat Plus
10 255 2 England
19 Jun 2011 11:51PM
Many thanks for all your comments and clicks, they are much appreciated, Ed
Perfect open wings and superb details, i love this beauty!

20 Jun 2011 8:03AM
An excellent capture Ed
gingerdelight Plus
10 298 11 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2011 10:01AM
An excellently detailed capture Ed, well done.
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2011 11:40AM
superb shot
JackieB Plus
6 18 3 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2011 12:52PM
Pretty little flutterby

20 Jun 2011 3:45PM
excellent capture.
20 Jun 2011 3:53PM
Thanks for all your comments.
NeilWigan Plus
6 13 16 England
20 Jun 2011 7:08PM
Good shot Ed ,been cold ever since.
21 Jun 2011 8:49PM
Stunning sharp detailed image..

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