Male Adonis Blue

By Glostopcat  
A male adonis blue butterfly basking in the early summer sunshine at Swelshill Bank near Stroud. This rare butterfly is Britain's brightest blue butterfly. Many thanks to Kate "IrishKate" and Lillian for the user awards on yesterdays upload the Green Hairstreak, it is greatly appreciated, Ed

Tags: Close-up and macro National trust Stroud Glos Wildlife and nature Adonis blue butterfly Swelshill Bank

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Comments


NDODS Plus
5 4.9k 125 United Kingdom
13 Jun 2014 8:38AM
A beautiful capture the detail and colour of which is something quite special Ed.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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Nikonuser1 Plus
3 20 10 United Kingdom
13 Jun 2014 8:58AM
Great capture Ed, what a great colour this butterfly hasSmile

Cliff
TonyDy Plus
7 5 2 United Kingdom
13 Jun 2014 10:35AM
Lovely shot, Ed.
Tony
13 Jun 2014 12:07PM
Outstanding. Superb colour combination. Well captured.
Mollycat Plus
2 11 2 United Kingdom
13 Jun 2014 1:21PM
The pastel blue is quite beautiful Ed, and you've captured it perfectly.
Peter.
CarolG Plus
9 193 18 Greece
13 Jun 2014 2:45PM
We're on the same wavelength today, Ed Smile This is a beauty, magnificent colour and superbly captured. Carol
mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
13 Jun 2014 2:48PM
Good chalky blue Ed.
Bright indeed !!
Mick.
Irishkate Plus
5 33 94 United Kingdom
13 Jun 2014 3:04PM
Glorious bright blue and freshly perfect.
Kate GrinGrinGrin
ali63 Plus
4 737 1 United Kingdom
13 Jun 2014 3:53PM
Stunning work Ed,

Ali GrinGrin
13 Jun 2014 4:24PM
This is a really beautiful image, Ed!
What wonderful colouring.

Richard
ColleenA Plus
3 315 3 Australia
13 Jun 2014 4:58PM
Stunning colours Ed, what a beautiful butterfly...great photography
13 Jun 2014 5:41PM
Beautifully Blue Ed'.

John Smile
taggart Plus
11 46 12 United States
13 Jun 2014 5:46PM
Displayed so well!
bricurtis Plus
10 2.0k 49 England
13 Jun 2014 5:52PM
A beauty Ed - stunning blue.
Brian
Fefe Plus
4 23 31 United Kingdom
13 Jun 2014 6:17PM
Gorgeous colour! Lovely shotGrin
Diane
A beauty!
JNC
Maiwand Plus
9 3 71 England
13 Jun 2014 7:22PM
A superb male 'Blue' Ed. A cracker.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ron
Great image captured well
Glostopcat Plus
10 255 2 England
13 Jun 2014 8:58PM
Many thanks for all your comments and clicks, they are much appreciated, Ed
Glostopcat Plus
10 255 2 England
14 Jun 2014 1:11AM

Quote:Good chalky blue Ed.
Bright indeed !!
Mick.

It's not a chalky blue Mick it's an adonis, the chalkhills aren't out until July!WinkGrin
LynneJoyce Plus
7 20 99 United Kingdom
14 Jun 2014 1:26AM
Boys, boys, long as the butterfly itself knows what species it is, that's fine!

Another delightful Lepidoptera shot (good term with which to play safe!)
ChiliMan Plus
9 135 17 Singapore
14 Jun 2014 6:47AM
Extraordinary colour and clarity, Ed. Wow. Solid capture.

Andrew
Glostopcat Plus
10 255 2 England
14 Jun 2014 10:50AM
Many thanks for the user award Malcolm, it is greatly appreciated, Ed
14 Jun 2014 10:58AM
Great detailed capture Ed
22 Jun 2014 11:08AM
Fine capture Ed, nice detail,
Fred.

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