Male Common Blue

By Glostopcat  
A male common blue butterfly I saw in the masts field at Prestbury Hill nature reserve near Cheltenham back in mid summer. Many thanks to all those who have commented and clicked on my recent uploads it is greatly appreciated. Sorry I have not been around much recently family health problems and work have taken up most of my time, I shall endeavour to catch up with what you've all been up to as soon as I have the time, Ed

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

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taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
27 Oct 2012 1:00AM
Excellent focus right on his "face" Perfect!

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27 Oct 2012 2:07AM
Great capture
27 Oct 2012 2:56AM
Great shot.
zapar40 Plus
6 66 5 Wales
27 Oct 2012 4:24AM
nicely captured Ed, a good crop/comp.
A very beautiful capture of this delicate creature.....Mal.
Ade_Osman 13 4.5k 36 England
27 Oct 2012 5:39AM
Family comes first Ed!.........

CarolG Plus
10 199 19 Greece
27 Oct 2012 6:22AM
A cracker, Ed, good colour and detail and the perfect background. Carol
netta1234 Plus
4 382 2 Wales
27 Oct 2012 7:48AM
Excellent macro again Smile
AnnChown Plus
7 199 1 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2012 8:04AM
Lovely detail on his face Ed. don't worry about 'catching up' - as Ade says, family come first.
27 Oct 2012 8:11AM
Stunning image, great colours ,nice light and lovely detail..very well done,
Maiwand Plus
10 3 72 England
27 Oct 2012 8:57AM
Excellent shot Ed. Hope health matters soon return to normal.
27 Oct 2012 10:10AM
Lovely one Ed, thanks for the votes. Hope things improve soon.
Glostopcat Plus
10 255 2 England
27 Oct 2012 10:54AM
Many thanks for all your comments and clicks and to Mara for the user award it is greatly appreciated. Everything should be back to normal again in a couple of days, Ed
Irishkate Plus
6 38 104 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2012 11:00AM
Lovely blue butterfly on a very delicate stem.
Hope family problems will soon well again.
EAS Plus
7 1 13 Scotland
27 Oct 2012 11:15AM
Exquisite work. Focus and colours are just superb.

achieverswales 6 8 101 Wales
27 Oct 2012 11:53AM
Nice capture Ed.


27 Oct 2012 1:06PM
That is stunning! Great macro shot. Hope things get better for you. I just saw a Red Admiral in the garden, despite the cold! I was indoors so no photo sadly.
27 Oct 2012 3:28PM
Maybe your VERY best of this wonderful little Butterfly Ed'.

John Smile
Tibetan 4 3 England
27 Oct 2012 3:44PM
A very fine detailed shot of this little butterfly, colours look spot on and well presented, like it!; hope all gets back to normal very soon for you regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2012 3:51PM
def family first Ed and this a great shotSmile
rayme330 5 17 1 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2012 4:31PM
Lovely delicate colours, Ed.

27 Oct 2012 5:46PM
Lovely Ed, stands out well against the muted BG,
Glostopcat Plus
10 255 2 England
27 Oct 2012 11:47PM
Many thanks for all your c&c's they are much appreciated, Ed
saltireblue Plus
6 6.3k 33 Norway
28 Oct 2012 8:13AM
Family & health are always first priority, Ed. Epz can wait! Hope all goes well.
A very good reminder of warmer days in this image, minus 4.9 this morning over here!


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