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Male Chalkhill Blue IV

By Glostopcat  
A male chalkhill blue butterfly basking in the summer sunshine on the steep South facing slopes of Swelshill Bank near Stroud, taken back in early August

Tags: Stroud Glos Chalkhill blue butterfly Wildlife and nature Bownham Common Swelshill Bank

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EAS Plus
7 1 13 Scotland
11 Sep 2011 10:43AM
Just so very beautiful!

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11 Sep 2011 10:54AM
A beautiful sharp shot.

Jill
Joline Plus
10 27 53 United States
11 Sep 2011 11:02AM
The texture and colors in this are fabulous.
11 Sep 2011 11:06AM
Great shot with very nice colours, I think it was a good year for these. Smile
11 Sep 2011 12:07PM
Another nice natural light shot Ed'. The Blue shows up nicely.

John Smile
TonyDy Plus
8 6 3 United Kingdom
11 Sep 2011 2:10PM
Excellent shot, Ed.
Tony
Daisymaye Plus
8 23 10 Canada
11 Sep 2011 2:12PM
A lovely image Ed.............Sandy
11 Sep 2011 2:15PM
nice & fluffy Smile
CarolG Plus
10 199 19 Greece
11 Sep 2011 2:29PM
A handsome fella, Ed, very well captured, what a wonderful powder blue. Carol
gingerdelight Plus
10 298 11 United Kingdom
11 Sep 2011 4:19PM
An absolute stunner Ed, really well captured.
Carol
CaroleS Plus
6 425 3 United Kingdom
11 Sep 2011 4:20PM
A stunning shot Ed, such a beautiful blue with superb detail. Carole
xwang Plus
7 56 8
11 Sep 2011 4:39PM
Beautiful colour and soft detail..well taken.Smile
saltireblue Plus
6 6.3k 33 Norway
11 Sep 2011 4:56PM
What a gorgeous butterfly, Ed, and so ewll he poses such that you can make the lost of that delicate colour.

Malc
fentiger Plus
15 916 23 England
11 Sep 2011 4:59PM
Impressive macro photography.

Albert
11 Sep 2011 5:03PM
Great capture Ed, and a lovely image.
Brian
bricurtis Plus
11 2.1k 49 England
11 Sep 2011 5:39PM
Good colour and detail Ed.
Brian.
Another beautiful macro, lovely colour. Glad to make it the #30.
Steve.
goso Plus
10 2 1 Australia
11 Sep 2011 7:02PM
Lovely pic, and creature Ed ...Bill
Beautiful image Ed. Great detail and colour.

Jane
Maiwand Plus
10 3 72 England
11 Sep 2011 7:04PM
One of your better ones Ed.
Ron
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
11 Sep 2011 7:20PM
beautiful!
NeilWigan Plus
6 13 16 England
11 Sep 2011 7:41PM
nicely presented delicate insect,lovely colour.
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
11 Sep 2011 7:58PM
your making me very envious Ed this shot is magical
cantona43 Plus
11 924 4 England
11 Sep 2011 7:59PM
wow this is another runner Ed, the detail you capture is phenomenal
Neil
11 Sep 2011 8:13PM
Superb capture Ed,
Alan
11 Sep 2011 8:18PM
Wonderful capture..
Lillian Plus
7 22 17 United Kingdom
11 Sep 2011 8:33PM
Now that Ed is one amazing shot, perfectly detailed
and colour perfect
Lillian
TerryMcK Plus
8 71 2 United Kingdom
11 Sep 2011 9:25PM
I've yet to see (let alone photograph) a Chalkhill Blue in the wild but this appears to be a perfect specimen - well captured, Ed.
Terry
11 Sep 2011 10:12PM
Tis a beauty Ed, lovely specimen too,
Geoff.
Glostopcat Plus
10 255 2 England
11 Sep 2011 10:51PM
Many thanks for all your comments and clicks, they are much appreciated, Ed
These are wonderful to photograph - if only they would come out of hiding here. Wonderful detail, and color. Terrific shot..Jo
JimV Plus
10 6 3 Canada
12 Sep 2011 3:33AM
Lovely butterfly and so well shot as always Ed, have you ever considered showing your collection to local collectors, or museum, I'm sure they'd be delighted to see them!
Rgds., Jim
MikeA Plus
12 1.3k England
12 Sep 2011 8:55AM
Superb detail and colouration.
Beautiful capture Ed - well done yet again !

Chris
12 Sep 2011 12:46PM
He really is beautiful ..
JackieB Plus
6 18 3 United Kingdom
12 Sep 2011 6:02PM
An excellent detailed shot...well done

Jackie
12 Sep 2011 9:39PM
Beautiful capture Ed,well done..Lin
danbrann Plus
12 636 17
13 Sep 2011 4:31PM
A classic Ed.
13 Sep 2011 11:32PM
This is beautiful, Ed, Gorgeous colour and wonderful detail. Beautifully captured and presentedSmile Certainly don't get any of these in my gardenSad
Take care...........................Pauline
RonnieAG Plus
7 153 116 Scotland
14 Sep 2011 11:19AM
Superb image, Ed, the detail quite outstanding, as are the colours.
Ronnie.
A fabulous shot well done.
peter

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