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Hanging Around!

By Glostopcat  
A male chalkhill blue butterfly hanging on to a grass stalk and being buffeted by the wind at Swelshill Bank near Stroud, taken a couple of weeks ago on a a visit there with fellow epzer "Looloobey", Louise. I think she's uploaded a shot of this little fella before, he was the first one we spotted on the day. No doubt he'll be hanging on again today when the storms that are coming up from Cornwall and Devon reach us, strong winds and heavy rain is forecast! Yes folks the Great British summer is back with a vengeance!Sad

Tags: Close-up and macro Stroud Glos Chalkhill blue butterfly Wildlife and nature Swelshill Bank

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NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
15 Aug 2012 9:41AM
Your ability to capture these gorgeous creatures leaves me in awe and somewhat envious, this is yet another example of your photographic skill and prowess, simply stunning.

Regards Nathan

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CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
15 Aug 2012 9:44AM
The just get better and better, Ed. another superb capture. Sorry to hear about the weather, you'd better get out with the camera before the storms hit Smile Carol
PinkK 8 80 1 United Kingdom
15 Aug 2012 9:44AM
Wonderful detailed captured as always Grin
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
15 Aug 2012 10:02AM
Fine detail captured, Ed: another lovely shot in every way.
zapar40 8 66 5 Wales
15 Aug 2012 10:32AM
perfect detail and lush colour Ed.
CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
15 Aug 2012 10:43AM
Holding on tight there, great shot.
TonyDy Plus
9 10 3 United Kingdom
15 Aug 2012 10:53AM
Excellent shot, Ed.
paskinmj 9 11 1 United Kingdom
15 Aug 2012 11:09AM
Spot on capture.
exposure Plus
14 5.8k England
15 Aug 2012 11:13AM
Lovely detail Ed..
Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
15 Aug 2012 11:23AM
Lovely capture!
Think I might fetch the washing inSad
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
15 Aug 2012 11:25AM
The weather is no deterrent to your getting
great butterfly images.
9 10 10 England
15 Aug 2012 11:42AM
Am enjoying this image Ed - Don't think you'll be taking any pics today.
15 Aug 2012 11:56AM
First class shot Ed. You are quite right about the weather. It started at about 5 am gales and rain, but it's mid- day now and the sun is out!!!!

achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
15 Aug 2012 11:59AM
These are very difficult to capture Ed, not only are they skittish but also wind movement to contend with, excellent capture.


mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
15 Aug 2012 12:00PM
I have been complaining I have not seen a butterfly in the ''flesh'' all year Ed,
and I thought I saw my first one at the Fringe.Unfortunatly at closer inspection
it was just a guy selling paper ones on a little bit of wire.I did not notice anyone
buying one though !!
Good shot.
(And you have made a good job cloning out the wire !!)
PattiW 12 24 2 United States
15 Aug 2012 12:46PM
Another fabulous beauty! Lucky you to have these about! Patti SmileSmileSmile
FeatherFriend 10 38 217 England
15 Aug 2012 1:06PM
Cracking detail ED and a lovely natural BG again,
15 Aug 2012 1:09PM
Super capture Ed, excellent detail,
graceland 13 2.5k 2 United Kingdom
15 Aug 2012 3:08PM
Gerryrys 6 1 United Kingdom
15 Aug 2012 3:23PM
Excellent image Ed. Well done

ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
15 Aug 2012 3:30PM
Hope the forecast ain't too accurate and the weather doesn't hit you too bad, Ed. Or this little fella.

One helluva shot you got here. Well envious Smile

Tibetan 5 3 England
15 Aug 2012 5:12PM
I forgot this one to much of a hurry, love the detail brilliant colours like it, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
15 Aug 2012 5:17PM

Quote:Am enjoying this image Ed - Don't think you'll be taking any pics today.

How wrong can you be Joan, the sun has come out at long last and I took a few pictures of some of the flowers in my back garden after the rain a few minutes ago! Many thanks for the user award Andrew it is greatly appreciated, Ed
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
15 Aug 2012 5:26PM
Lovely shot Ed!
15 Aug 2012 6:29PM
Nice shot Ed'.

John Smile
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
15 Aug 2012 7:12PM
Beautiful shot - very strange happenings here tonight clicked on the thumb and up came what could have been a montage but it was all over the place and didn't make sense, I clicked again and got the rightful image, never happened on here before
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
15 Aug 2012 7:12PM
Just a tad soft on the focus ( to my eyes Ed.) when compared to others in the recent past. Still a fine shot however.
bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
15 Aug 2012 8:23PM
Caught it in a great position Ed.
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
15 Aug 2012 8:50PM
Many thanks for all your comments and clicks, they are much appreciated, Ed
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2016 United Kingdom
15 Aug 2012 9:32PM
Looks like it's about to do a pole vault, Ed.
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
15 Aug 2012 11:47PM
yes they do a lot of hanging around recently. Glad you had a lot of success finding these fellows recently... and to me he is not out of focus as ron says.. they are just fluffy, sorry chalky Smile
pascalg Plus
10 37 France
20 Aug 2012 6:08PM
beautiful again...

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