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Duke of Burgundy

By fishiee
Two trips to two brand new sites to find two brand new species and I had success at both.

Here's the first - Duke of Burgundy Fritillary photographed at the frighteningly small single location in Kent where they can be found.

About the size of a Common Blue, but unlike Blue's they are about the most co-operative butterfly species I have ever photographed!

A rather good weekend all round for butterflies, dragonflies and damselflies. And due to the success of this weekend I'm now planning trips to find another 2 new species now!

Tags: Butterfly Fritillary Close-up and macro Duke of burgundy Wildlife and nature

Voters: Rodmac, jamescoates, Newtman and 13 more

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jamescoates 11 44 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2007 10:13PM
Fantastic detail in this shot, and great dof. Nice one.

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Newtman 12 2 5
29 Apr 2007 10:27PM
Nice shot, I am amazed they are around this early.
29 Apr 2007 10:42PM
Great Shot. Clear & sharp,

JohnEW 11 3
29 Apr 2007 10:44PM
Superb detail & colour.
KarenFB Plus
12 5.0k 171 England
30 Apr 2007 7:36AM
Brilliant! One I'd like to see. Well spotted and caught.
Beautiful butterfly. Great shot + great detail/colours. JNC
mattberry 13 259 14 Greece
30 Apr 2007 10:35PM
Not one I've seen or photographed yet, well done!

Ade_Osman 15 4.5k 36 England
3 May 2007 7:57PM
Fabulous image here John, I'm afraid we didn't get that much in Crete while we were there, well not on the butterfly front anyway. But we did manage one or two which we haven't recorded for ourselves before, too busy getting birds of prey etc.....LOL

I've no doubt I'll post something in the near future, but at the moment I'm busy working my way through about 20GB of RAW files....Argggghhhhh!

Regards, Ade
Jens_Peter 11 1
11 May 2007 4:35AM
They rarely open there wings as much as here.
Mine from Øland, Sweden last year wouldnt get in focus with both wings.
Så this is an extraordinary photo. In my eyes.
didgpix 11
13 May 2007 5:37PM
Excellent clarity and detail.

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