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Fritillary on Scabious

By Glostopcat  
A dark green fritillary butterfly feeding on a field scabious taken late on Monday afternoon when I visited a local nature reserve managed by butterfly conservation after work.

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

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davidhu Plus
11 19 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2010 5:11PM
Background's a bit busy but the lighting and detail on the butterfly and the flower are super.

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CarolG Plus
10 199 19 Greece
21 Jul 2010 5:12PM
A wonderful image, Ed, super detail in both the butterfly and the scabious, and such a natural background. Carol
mikbee Plus
9 3 8 Scotland
21 Jul 2010 5:21PM
Yes,a bit busy Ed,but he must have tipped the waiter to get a table !!
A well coloured shot.
Nice one.
teocali Plus
8 441 18 England
21 Jul 2010 5:21PM
Glorious light, tones and detail - a real beauty.
Wonderful image Ed !

The epitome of summer, lovely capture Edmund,
21 Jul 2010 6:24PM
Excellent capture. Lucky you!

Marilyn x
21 Jul 2010 6:32PM
Great details on the buterfly and flower. Well done.
Rock Plus
14 10 2 England
21 Jul 2010 6:36PM
A superbly colourful well taken shot.

Stace Plus
8 2 2 England
21 Jul 2010 6:47PM
Lovely capture Ed

21 Jul 2010 6:53PM
Very well captured.
goso Plus
10 2 1 Australia
21 Jul 2010 7:21PM
Hard on the tongue, but very pleasing on the eye Ed...Bill
Excellent close-up and a great point of view.
7 10 10 England
21 Jul 2010 7:51PM
Wonderful close up.
RonnieAG Plus
7 153 116 Scotland
21 Jul 2010 8:26PM
You really have the knack of capturing the butterflies down to a fine art, Ed. This is another beautiful example of your fine close-up work.
21 Jul 2010 9:13PM
Lovely detailed shot Ed,
21 Jul 2010 9:33PM
Your pictures and presentation are of the very best, a great image..Jack.
21 Jul 2010 10:41PM
Amazing captuer Ed, love it
Glostopcat Plus
10 255 2 England
21 Jul 2010 11:14PM
Many thanks for all your comments and clicks, they are much appreciated, Ed
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
22 Jul 2010 2:14AM
I wish I had an award to give for this one-- the butterfly and the flower stand out brilliantly, yet we see a normal environment as well-- very natural and exceptionsl!
JimV Plus
10 6 3 Canada
22 Jul 2010 4:09AM
Great capture and presentation as always Ed, I've been keeping my eyes peeled around here to see if I could get one, only saw a white moth(y) thing, but it kept going, such is life! Sad Smile
Rgds., JIm
22 Jul 2010 8:23AM
Superb detail
22 Jul 2010 8:52AM
A lovely capture
great capture, nice and sharp!
AnneWorner Plus
9 620 43 United States
22 Jul 2010 4:45PM
You've captured this butterfly in an excellent postion Ed - feet showing, wings slightly up - excellent detail. I have a variety of fritillary that frequents my yard, a Gulf Fritillary, and it has the most wonderful silver on the undersides of its wings.
PinkK 7 80 1 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2010 5:11PM
Superb capture, wonderful detail
22 Jul 2010 7:39PM
I`ve never seen one of these, its a beauty, well captured
cantona43 Plus
11 924 4 England
22 Jul 2010 8:09PM
the detail and colour in this are just spot on Ed, excellent capture
celestun Plus
13 29 14 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2010 10:43PM
You really got in close for this one! A great shot with the wide angle perspective.

Well done!

23 Jul 2010 9:45AM
fine capture...
28 Jul 2010 9:35PM
Lucky you, these are very rare nowadays. What a great capture of a Dark Green! The scabious just makes the image complete.
SandraKay Plus
9 233 4 United Kingdom
4 Aug 2010 8:15PM
Absolutely gorgeous.

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