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Green Hairstreak

By Ade_Osman    
Another elusive little critter taking on yesterday's foray out to a rather unknown place I know close to home. Found this one sat on top of a Bluebell just warming up in the sunshine ready to take off, which gave me and Sue the wife about 20 minutes to get all the shots we wanted......Don't you just love it when a plan comes together!
Had to use a high ISO and fairly wide aperture as the light levels at the time of shooting were a little low under the cloudy sky, but think I got away with it.
Thanks for looking in and all the kind comments on yesterdays Small Blue.....Regards....Ade

Tags: Butterflies General Close-up and macro Green hairstreak Wildlife and nature

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saeidNL 6 3 Netherlands
17 May 2012 10:00AM
This is stunning pin sharp detail and wonderful colour,
rontear Plus
13 8 8 England
17 May 2012 10:08AM
Another rarity Ade, the list is growing.
Chinga Plus
5 3 1 United Kingdom
17 May 2012 10:16AM
Superb looking butterfly! Good macro! IB
izida 7 Turkey
17 May 2012 10:27AM
Cok guzel...
17 May 2012 10:49AM
What a little smasher, we don't have these in Lancashire (?) Well taken and the color is beautiful.
Ade_Osman 13 4.5k 36 England
17 May 2012 10:54AM
Bugger....Just noticed the dust bunnie on this one, what a clot!.....Oh well I check the others, before post from now on....Wink

Quote:What a little smasher, we don't have these in Lancashire

You do, but there a bit of a devil to find.......

Lillian Plus
7 22 17 United Kingdom
17 May 2012 11:20AM
Certainly took me awhile to find the dust bunnySmile
a superbly captured shot Ade
MossyOak 4 22 15 England
17 May 2012 11:26AM
Excellent detail and exposure Ade, just a shame the fg bluebell is obscuring the body for composition.
gary_d 8 576 13 Wales
17 May 2012 11:59AM
We will forgive the dust bunny after all at our age the old eyes are not what they were GrinGrinGrin.

A top class shot of a butterfly I have never seen.

I hope you and Sue are well as its been a while since I was in touch, lots to do and not enough time at the moment.

pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
17 May 2012 12:12PM

Quote:Just noticed the dust bunnie on this one
perhaps its my eyes but I dont see the dust bunny you mention but of course I had to look once you said! to me this looks a great capture
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
17 May 2012 12:52PM
Sharp and well spotted.... and the green hairstreak looks good, too! Ade Grin

taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
17 May 2012 12:53PM
I have seen similar here in PA, but only rarely does one get a chance to capture them-- love the hairstreaks!
mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
17 May 2012 1:12PM
You should not have mentioned the dust bunnie Ade.
I spent more time looking for it !!
Still a super shot.
Daisymaye Plus
8 23 10 Canada
17 May 2012 1:51PM
So unusual and so well captured Ade..............Sandy
17 May 2012 2:08PM
Very nice Ade, do not see many of these around. Smile

Maiwand Plus
9 3 72 England
17 May 2012 3:38PM
Delighted to make this cracking good shot RC Ade. A real stunner.
SlowSong Plus
8 6.4k 29 England
17 May 2012 4:29PM
What a beauty.
Great shot Ade was hoping for these myself yesterday but was out of luck.

ChiliMan Plus
10 135 17 Singapore
17 May 2012 5:21PM
Lol...I love the A-Team line Grin

This is one breathtaking capture, Ade. Pin sharp detail and I can't believe the green on this fella's wings! And so cool that he's sat on that purple. Very complementary.

Hop-A-Long 9 52 England
17 May 2012 5:28PM
This is a real cracker.

Ade_Osman 13 4.5k 36 England
17 May 2012 6:38PM

Quote:Lol...I love the A-Team line

I used that because we went after 2-3 specific species and we nailed everyone we were after, it doesn't happen often I can tell you Wink

Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
17 May 2012 6:41PM
Fabulous detail and colour in this close up Ade, you are making me green with envy that you've found all these rare species despite the crappy weather. A dust bunny eh? If it was the epz Bunny it would have been much easier to spot!Wink
carper123 Plus
4 927 8 United Kingdom
17 May 2012 7:42PM
a terrific subject, and you have done the image justice, well done.
Mike_Smith Plus
9 323 1 United Kingdom
17 May 2012 8:06PM
Cracking image Ade im going to have a go at some butterfly shots this year
bunbeam 11 2 United Kingdom
17 May 2012 9:24PM
little beauty, well captured
bun Smile
bricurtis Plus
11 2.1k 49 England
19 May 2012 4:17PM
Brilliantly detailed Ade - love the edging on the wings.
22 May 2012 3:31PM
That's a real beauty Ade! Another i've not seen yet.

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