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Male Adonis Blue on Carline Thistle

By Glostopcat  
A male adonis blue butterfly on a carline thistle on the steep South facing slopes of Swelshill Bank near Stroud. Many thanks for all the c&c's on yestedays upload and to Terry, epzer "TerryMcK" for the user award on the female adonis blue uploaded a couple of days ago.

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

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SUE118 Plus
8 8 1 United Kingdom
12 Sep 2012 7:41AM
2 Superb shots and these blue butterflies make such lovely subjects.

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annettep38 Plus
5 218 40 Costa Rica
12 Sep 2012 7:46AM
A lovely prickly perch. Oust say I prefer the crop inv1 . I do like the fine detail here in both your well camouflaged blue flasher and the habitat.
CarolG Plus
10 199 19 Greece
12 Sep 2012 7:54AM
V.2 for me today, Ed, two lovely captures. Spotted a few brown argus yesterday. Carol
12 Sep 2012 7:55AM
V2 my favourite Ed, excellent captures,
12 Sep 2012 8:05AM
Excellent - v2 for me too Ed
RonnieAG Plus
7 153 116 Scotland
12 Sep 2012 9:20AM
Two beauties, Ed: lovely detail and colours.
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
12 Sep 2012 9:38AM
V2 for me a superb shot
6 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
12 Sep 2012 9:46AM
When the quality is this good, I am rather stumped to decide.

Regards Nathan
exposure Plus
12 4.1k England
12 Sep 2012 10:34AM
Two lovely detailed images Ed lovely tones & light & compositions.
Fefe Plus
5 23 31 United Kingdom
12 Sep 2012 10:55AM
V2 for me, love the way its looking at the cameraGrinGrin
Irishkate Plus
6 38 104 United Kingdom
12 Sep 2012 10:58AM
Love the clarity in V2 but both great images.
Thank you for all your catch up votes yesterday!!
TonyDy Plus
8 6 3 United Kingdom
12 Sep 2012 11:17AM
Two great shots, Ed.
12 Sep 2012 11:18AM
Two beautiful and lovely image,ED,v2 is my favorite,
12 Sep 2012 11:27AM
2 Great shots Ed.
paskinmj Plus
8 11 1 United Kingdom
12 Sep 2012 11:32AM
V2 for me.
Tibetan 4 3 England
12 Sep 2012 1:27PM
Both spot on like them both regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
mikbee Plus
9 3 8 Scotland
12 Sep 2012 1:31PM
Love the grotty looking thistle Ed.
Super shots.
EAS Plus
7 1 13 Scotland
12 Sep 2012 1:33PM
A pleasure to view in both cases and even better to find I make this #30!

Both excellent shots Ed, amazing detail and colour.
Daisymaye Plus
8 23 10 Canada
12 Sep 2012 2:24PM
Two fabulous detailed images Ed..........Sandy
Ade_Osman 13 4.5k 36 England
12 Sep 2012 5:14PM
Shame about the shadow you great big lummax you!

Maiwand Plus
10 3 72 England
12 Sep 2012 7:19PM
Two excellent images Ed. See the 'old boy' is waving his stick about !!WinkWink
Glostopcat Plus
10 255 2 England
12 Sep 2012 7:43PM
Iron man Osmant is on top form tonight!Grin
Lillian Plus
7 22 17 United Kingdom
12 Sep 2012 7:47PM
Has to be V2 for me Ed, and what two great shots..shadow
no bother..not a hassle there..great all over eh?
Glostopcat Plus
10 255 2 England
12 Sep 2012 11:01PM
Many thanks for all your comments and clicks, they are much appreciated, Ed
NeilWigan Plus
6 13 15 England
15 Sep 2012 11:29PM
Vi is my choice Ed .

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