Male Chalkhill Blue

By Glostopcat  
A newly emerged male chalkhill blue butterfly taken several days ago in the masts field at Prestbury Hill nature reserve near Cheltenham.

Tags: Close-up and macro Glos Chalkhill blue butterfly Wildlife and nature Prestbury hill nature reserve Butterfly conservation

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Comments


mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
27 Jul 2013 12:37AM
Certainly has a good ''chalky'' look to it Ed.
Can you blow it off like you can with the end of your snooker cue ?
Good close up.
Mick.

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paskinmj 7 11 1 United Kingdom
27 Jul 2013 1:08AM
Beautiful colour rendering.
Matt
Chinga Plus
5 1 1 United Kingdom
27 Jul 2013 1:38AM
The details on this little one are superb! Well done! Grin
IB
Hermanus 3 4 South Africa
27 Jul 2013 4:47AM
Lovely detail in this excellent photo Ed !
CarolG Plus
9 195 18 Greece
27 Jul 2013 5:47AM
A real beauty, Ed, perfectly captured. Carol
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
27 Jul 2013 6:45AM
Wonderful delicate colour and excellent detail again, Ed.

Dave
LynneJoyce Plus
7 20 99 United Kingdom
27 Jul 2013 7:37AM
A beautifully detailed shot.
27 Jul 2013 7:50AM
Super Colours Ed', a lovely Screen filler.

John Smile
Nigeve1 Plus
3 1.4k 101 United Kingdom
27 Jul 2013 8:37AM
Superb detail and colour.
Nigel
Maiwand Plus
9 3 71 England
27 Jul 2013 8:42AM
Excellent capture Ed.GrinGrinGrin
Ron
richmowil Plus
7 310 1 England
27 Jul 2013 10:04AM
Nice capture Ed!! Nice Image!! I like it a lot!!
teocali Plus
8 441 18 England
27 Jul 2013 10:17AM
Superb detail, textures and fine delicate tones, Ed. a really gorgeous Chalkhill Blue capture.
Sylvia
Irishkate Plus
5 33 96 United Kingdom
27 Jul 2013 11:03AM
Best blue I've seen here for ages. Very well captured Ed.
Thank you for all the advice.
Hope I see some butterflies before the weather changes!
KateGrinGrinGrin
Herge88 9 40 4 England
27 Jul 2013 11:20AM
Love the colours in this one Ed, great sharp detail too.

Best Matt
bricurtis Plus
10 2.0k 49 England
27 Jul 2013 12:50PM
Beautiful textured wings - immaculate detail Ed.
Brian.
RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
27 Jul 2013 1:05PM
Such a beautiful butterfly with those delicate colours, captured in such excellent detail by you, Ed.
Ronnie.
tomcat 10 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
27 Jul 2013 3:23PM
Well taken Ed

I will give your pm some thought, but not 100% sure which way I am playing it yet
There is talk of getting done at the BOC and heading straight home


Adrian
DerekL 11 163 24 England
27 Jul 2013 4:01PM
Lovely image Ed.

Derek
FeatherFriend 8 38 217 England
27 Jul 2013 4:33PM
One of your best Ed, cracking shot,
Geoff.
NDODS Plus
5 4.9k 125 United Kingdom
27 Jul 2013 4:43PM
A stunning image, the extended wings begging to be togged, and boy have you done this little fella proud Ed...

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
AnnChown Plus
6 198 1 United Kingdom
27 Jul 2013 5:13PM
Such a beauty - I imagine you saw the programme on tv last evening about butterflies. I thought it was fascinating.
Ann
pluckyfilly Plus
9 350 33 United Kingdom
27 Jul 2013 8:35PM
Very well shot
Glostopcat Plus
10 255 2 England
28 Jul 2013 12:02AM
Many thanks for all your comments and clicks, they are much appreciated, Ed
28 Jul 2013 12:08AM
A beauty Ed, excellent colour and detail captured,
Fred.
Mavis Plus
14 143 2 England
28 Jul 2013 5:53PM
Delicate detail . So perfect. Well captured xx
BURNBLUE Plus
10 12 1 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2013 11:26PM
Beautiful and delicate colours throughout.
4 Aug 2013 12:19AM
I am a hobby naturalist and enjoy your photos very much. Great quality macros!

Greetings from Michigan,

Doerthe

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