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Fritillary on Knapweed

By Glostopcat  
Four images of a female dark green fritillary butterfly on some knapweed, taken back in July at the Bill Smyllie Nature Reserve close to Cleeve Hill and Common in Gloucestershire.

Tags: Butterfly Close-up and macro Knapweed Glos Dark green fritillary Wildlife and nature Bill smyllie nature reserve Butterfly conservation

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17 Oct 2010 12:22PM
Great detail

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17 Oct 2010 12:27PM
Beautiful Macro work!!!...lovely colour and detail...
CarolG Plus
10 199 19 Greece
17 Oct 2010 12:59PM
Superb images again, Ed, well captured. I was chasing one of these around this morning, but no luck! Carol
17 Oct 2010 1:05PM
Smashing set Ed', no fav's this time.

John Smile
A Excellent shot
Another intersting series. I'll definitely go to Bill Smyllie Nature Reserve next year.
mikbee Plus
9 3 8 Scotland
17 Oct 2010 4:27PM
More fine detail and good colours from you Ed.
Good shots.
Maiwand Plus
10 3 72 England
17 Oct 2010 4:31PM
Well captured with this lovely colourful specimen Ed and a great mini series.
mrswoolybill Plus
10 1.0k 1556 United Kingdom
17 Oct 2010 5:01PM
I love the way the flower gradually comes into view - V4 for me, so beautifully poised.
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
17 Oct 2010 5:39PM
absolutley gorgeous, the whole set
bricurtis Plus
11 2.1k 49 England
17 Oct 2010 5:49PM
Good detail in these Ed - I always think it's a shame when they start to look ragged in the wings though.
Mynett Plus
8 142 6 United Kingdom
17 Oct 2010 6:01PM
really lovely images Ed

fine detail in these

17 Oct 2010 7:46PM
Another excellent set,
A beautiful set of well detailed close-up's.
RonnieAG Plus
7 153 116 Scotland
17 Oct 2010 10:19PM
Beautifully detailed set, Ed. the colours and presentation being excellent in each.
JimV Plus
10 6 3 Canada
18 Oct 2010 1:13AM
Four excellent images from the 'Butterfly King', cannot pick a favourite as they are all equal in their excellence!
Rgds., Jim
PS. Excuse me not going back over all your uploads since I was last on here Ed, just so far behind with everything, and trying to do true justice to all only makes things worse, I assure you I've had a look though, and can see you're maintaining your usual high standards.
goso Plus
10 2 1 Australia
18 Oct 2010 8:47AM
First class work again Ed...Bill
NeilWigan Plus
6 13 16 England
18 Oct 2010 11:42AM
v2 v4for us lovely detail.
Glostopcat Plus
10 255 2 England
18 Oct 2010 5:43PM
Many thanks for all your comments and clicks, they are much appreciated, Ed
18 Oct 2010 5:54PM
All superb shots.
18 Oct 2010 7:09PM
Good set Ed.V2 is my favourite.
18 Oct 2010 9:42PM
Esp. like V4..................
teocali Plus
8 441 18 England
19 Oct 2010 10:31AM
Fabulous set Ed - terrific detail, textures and wing patterning. Lovely colours and poses. Love V3 particularly with the swept back body fur.
22 Oct 2010 2:01PM
Excellent work Ed, super set.
cantona43 Plus
11 924 4 England
23 Oct 2010 1:34AM
fantastic shots Ed, superb colours,detail and poses

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