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Female Silver Studded Blue

By Julian
Female of the species, perched on heather. I suffered for this, or rather the car did. The site is under increasing pressure to be developed, even though it is a county wildlife site.. Butterfly Conservation fought to stave off further development of the tiny site but alas, there is now an oil depot on the southern side. It's only saving grace is that there is a railway line behind it on one side.... Tonight, I returned to the car to find my nearside wing mirror had been twisted round and loose.

Tags: Butterfly Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Heather Silver studded blue Wildlife and nature

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paskinmj 9 11 1 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2012 9:08PM
Lovely image captured.

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9 10 10 England
9 Jul 2012 10:21PM
Excellent macro.
tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2012 10:24PM

Full marks for posting a corker after your spot of bad luckSmile

They preach a good sermon, but the big bucks seem to have the last saySad

annettep38 Plus
7 218 40 Costa Rica
9 Jul 2012 10:31PM
excellent detail and light. a beauty.
Julian 13 76 3 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2012 10:38PM
Thanks folks. Yes Ade and I'm pretty sure it was simply vandalism from someone at the development, since it is a dead end road, and nobody else goes up there....
It`s sad how greedy humans have become. Development seems to think it has the right to wipe out nature, all these people see is pound signs and not the beauty of wildlife in there eyes. Its sad you have had to pay a price to capture such a magnificent photograph. Neil.
Julian 13 76 3 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2012 3:44PM
Thanks Neil. I agree totally. A lot of people would see these beautiful creatures simply as a nuisance.

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