Duke on Hawthorn

By Glostopcat  
A nationally rare duke of burgundy butterfly seen at Prestbury Hill nature reserve near Cheltenham back in mid May.

Tags: Close-up and macro Glos Wildlife and nature Prestbury hill nature reserve Butterfly conservation Duke or Burgundy butterfly

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Nikonuser1 Plus
3 20 10 United Kingdom
16 Jun 2014 9:08AM
Nice captures EdSmile


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rontear Plus
13 8 7 England
16 Jun 2014 10:42AM
A rarity indeed Ed !!! Fabulous image one for the Butterfly conservation web site perhaps !!
Irishkate Plus
5 33 96 United Kingdom
16 Jun 2014 11:10AM
Fabulous to capture a rare butterfly and beautifully done.
Kate GrinGrinGrin
16 Jun 2014 11:16AM
Beautiful capture.
TonyDy Plus
7 5 2 United Kingdom
16 Jun 2014 11:24AM
Very good shots, Ed.
LynneJoyce Plus
7 20 99 United Kingdom
16 Jun 2014 12:32PM
You really do excel at these Ed. Has Carol been teaching you how to speak Insect?
16 Jun 2014 1:18PM
Lovely light in these beautiful images.
Mollycat Plus
2 11 2 United Kingdom
16 Jun 2014 1:48PM
Another masterclass Ed, great images.
mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
16 Jun 2014 1:50PM
Like the markings and colours Ed.
Good shots.
CarolG Plus
9 195 18 Greece
16 Jun 2014 2:00PM
Two crackers, Ed. Carol
taggart Plus
11 46 12 United States
16 Jun 2014 4:19PM
A msot beautiful set-- and butterfly!
Maiwand Plus
9 3 71 England
16 Jun 2014 4:23PM
Top quality Ed. The very best as always.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
ali63 Plus
4 739 1 United Kingdom
16 Jun 2014 4:30PM
Fabulous image Ed,

16 Jun 2014 5:59PM
Two cracking images Ed.
16 Jun 2014 6:05PM
Another fine exhibit Ed'.

Stunning macro capture.

dave1967 4 4 United Kingdom
16 Jun 2014 9:44PM
Great shots
Glostopcat Plus
10 255 2 England
16 Jun 2014 9:55PM
Many thanks for all your comments and clicks, they are much appreciated, Ed
dark_lord Plus
12 1.8k 307 England
16 Jun 2014 10:40PM
Lovely shots, and nice to see such a rarity, too.
ChiliMan Plus
9 135 17 Singapore
17 Jun 2014 11:46AM
Lovely light on and through the wings, Ed. Great focus in both too.

Two great images but I prefer the framing of V2
22 Jun 2014 11:11AM
V1 for me Ed,

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