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Marbled White

By NigelKiteley
Many thanks for the votes and comments on yesterday's Spotted Fritillary, and a special thanks to looloobey for the UA, all are very much appreciated.

A break from the Spanish butterflies today, a female Marbled White on Scabious captured during yesterday's trip to Twywell with Adrian (tomcat) and Ray Seagrove. The weather didn't play ball in the morning so unfortunately we didn't get a sniff of a Purple Emperor. So after lunch we headed for Twywell and Adrian very kindly showed us his spot for the Marbled Whites. Inbetween some brief bright spells the Marbled Whites just settled, enabling many photo opportunities.

Cheers for showing us your great little spot Adrian, i'm sure we'll meet again soon as i'll probably be back for another bash at these wonderful butterflies Grin.

Tags: Butterflies Close-up and macro Marbled white Wildlife and nature

Voters: Brian_Scott, NaturesHaven, mickyr and 52 more

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NaturesHaven 9 283 6 England
20 Jul 2012 11:34AM
Wonderful capture.........super composition........SmileSmile
Mike_Young Plus
14 27 12 United Kingdom
20 Jul 2012 11:48AM
Beautiful capture Nigel
NDODS 10 5.2k 127 United Kingdom
20 Jul 2012 12:46PM
A very beautiful example of macro wildlife photography, which for me has all the right ingredients, to make such a great photograph.

Regards Nathan
20 Jul 2012 2:30PM
Superb Nigel thanks to you & Tomcat for another great day,

myrab 14 United Kingdom
20 Jul 2012 2:52PM
Just love this.
Ade_Osman 17 4.5k 36 England
20 Jul 2012 2:56PM
Excellent imagery again Nigel.....

Tibetan 8 3 England
20 Jul 2012 4:06PM
Like that very nice detail, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
tomcat 15 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
20 Jul 2012 6:12PM
Why wouldn't IWinkWinkWinkWink

Snapitt 11
20 Jul 2012 6:13PM
Lovely image Nigel. Great b/g.

Louise_Morris 10 2.5k England
20 Jul 2012 6:17PM
Stunning! It obviously was a decent day weather wise or Mr K would've bailed out sharpish!! Grin Lou
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
20 Jul 2012 7:15PM
The wing designs and paterns are wonderful! Delightful capture. IB
Glostopcat 14 255 2 England
20 Jul 2012 7:20PM
The detail and clarity are first class Nigel, glad to hear that the day went well. There are plenty of marbled whites and dark green fritillaries on Prestbury Hill at the moment and if you plan on shooting them again, it is well worth heading that way, Lou can vouch for that as well.
ROB1972 11 2 England
20 Jul 2012 8:24PM
Brillant Nigel
Fefe Plus
9 54 34 United Kingdom
20 Jul 2012 9:33PM
Lovely shot and very pretty perchGrin
Norfolkboy 14 1 4 England
20 Jul 2012 9:41PM
Super, Nigel.
TonyDy Plus
11 52 3 United Kingdom
20 Jul 2012 10:17PM
Cracking shot, Nigel.
20 Jul 2012 10:26PM
Fantastic Nigel Smile Always beautifully captured

annettep38 9 220 42 Luxembourg
20 Jul 2012 10:42PM
lovely capture on the young hogweed!
great backlight , too.

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