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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
9 195 18 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
10 2.0k 49 England
19 Jun 2011 12:50PM
Superb capture Ed - love the detail - a great addition to you PF.
Brian.
LynneJoyce Plus
7 20 99 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2011 12:53PM
Wow, what a wonderfully sharp capture of this beauty.
PattiW 10 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.

Len
19 Jun 2011 1:45PM
Excellent macro shot. Details and colors are amazing.
Regards, Oleg.
19 Jun 2011 1:57PM
Beauty of a catch Edmund, you have such an extensive knowledge of the types.
Adrian
Excellent well detailed macro, lovely colours.
Steve.
RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
19 Jun 2011 4:39PM
Beautiful butterfly expertly captured and presented, Ed: lovely shot.
Ronnie.
franfoto 8 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.

Fran
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
EMJAYCEE Plus
7 9 10 England
19 Jun 2011 5:09PM
Top quality Ed.
Joan.
19 Jun 2011 5:37PM
lovely capture Smile
well done
Rick
19 Jun 2011 5:55PM
Great capture!
taggart Plus
11 46 12 United States
19 Jun 2011 6:04PM
A very formally dressed butterfly--sharp as a tack with great colors-- Well done!
Jennnnn
19 Jun 2011 6:09PM
Fantastic Detail and Great Colours.
Regards Andy.
Brian65 7 2 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2011 6:34PM
What a great shot Ed.
Brian
Shellio 5 2 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2011 8:01PM
A great capture with lots of detail.
Shell
danbrann Plus
11 582 16
19 Jun 2011 8:04PM
A good image Ed very well portrayed.
janty66 8 3 England
19 Jun 2011 8:20PM
Wonderful capture...
Maiwand Plus
9 3 71 England
19 Jun 2011 8:32PM
Thats a cracker Ed. Cant see any anywhere at the moment.
Ron
kinfatric 11 550 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
19 Jun 2011 9:21PM
An excellent ,sharp and detailed capture !!!!!!!!
Best wishes,
Mike
Joline Plus
9 27 53 United States
19 Jun 2011 9:21PM
A very fine capture.
19 Jun 2011 9:58PM
Lovely image!!

Lesley
Glostopcat Plus
10 255 2 England
19 Jun 2011 11:51PM
Many thanks for all your comments and clicks, they are much appreciated, Ed
20 Jun 2011 8:03AM
Perfect open wings and superb details, i love this beauty!

Gabriel
Ray42 8 3 England
20 Jun 2011 8:03AM
An excellent capture Ed
gingerdelight 9 298 11 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2011 10:01AM
An excellently detailed capture Ed, well done.
Carol
pluckyfilly Plus
9 350 33 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2011 11:40AM
superb shot
JackieB 5 18 3 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2011 12:52PM
Pretty little flutterby

Jackie
evelen 11 5 England
20 Jun 2011 3:45PM
excellent capture.
eve.
Brian65 7 2 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2011 3:53PM
Thanks for all your comments.
Brian
NeilWigan Plus
5 12 15 England
20 Jun 2011 7:08PM
Good shot Ed ,been cold ever since.
saeidNL 6 3 Netherlands
21 Jun 2011 8:49PM
Stunning sharp detailed image..
saeid

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