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andymark 12 1 England
19 Jun 2010 2:35PM
and a beautiful shot it is
Glostopcat 16 255 2 England
19 Jun 2010 2:39PM
Just about perfect Tim, this is a stunning shot of this beautiful blue butterfly. You've really raised your game recently, it's a shame the same can't be said of the England football team!
Paintman Plus
15 1.5k 180 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2010 2:42PM
Superb shot and presentation.

lianna 12 13 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2010 2:43PM
a beautiful capture, love the presentation!!!! x x
19 Jun 2010 2:57PM
great shot detail and colour very well presented.
celestun 18 29 14 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2010 3:30PM
Yes Ed! I have to agree England, Spain, France and Germany all suffering from unmotivated players!

Thanks for the kind comments!

19 Jun 2010 4:28PM
Beautiful shot - wonderful detail captured

soulofharmony 12 22 1 Norfolk Island
19 Jun 2010 5:04PM
detail is truly outstanding !

Nikki !
W1ldside 12 29 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2010 5:20PM
Wonderful Image and Wonderful PF Tim...
EMJAYCEE 13 10 10 England
19 Jun 2010 7:24PM
Beautiful image and presentation.
Gezina 15 3 6 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2010 10:24PM
Brilliant Tim simply stunning - Ina
19 Jun 2010 10:35PM
Hi Tim another wonderful shotThe detail is stunning gray
fishiee 18 478 3 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2010 9:03PM
Super shot Tim! Is this the blue we found amongst the wood whites? If so, I don't think it was a Mazarine Blue as I've seen them before in Switzerland and don't think the wing patterns were the same.

Not had a chance to look at my shots yet. Have a computer problem with a bit of spyware that I've picked up and is reluctant to go so a format and re-install is called for once I return from Norway.

The day after I last saw you I visited the Cedar Forest again and saw several Cardinals again. Also liwer down on that track to the forest there was an amazing meadow you pass the bottom end of on the track and it was alive with butterflies. Hundreds of whites, a couple of cardinals, several fritillaries, clouded yellows, Nettle Tree and even a scarce swallowtail.

Earlier that morning I found a bush that seems to be the Nettle Tree Mecca. That other road off to the east near the festoon site... jusas you enter that road on the left is a house and at the entrance to their driveway are some large shrubs/trees with what look like small apples starting to form. There were literally dozens of Nettle Tree butterflies on it!

On the last morning, to escape the wind I went down the cherry orchard field edge below your house and saw 2 new species. One was a type of hairstreak (Maybe white letter but need to check in a book - never got a shot alas but it had longer tails than I think I white letter should have - though I've never seen one before!). Also, maybe a new species for you... I think a Niobe Fritillary. It looked very similar for sure... near where the Large Tortoiseshells are and that swallowtail I was photographing last year (and lost all the pics). I got several pics (It was very approachable!) and just need to check them up in a book. I think there are a couple of other similar species too.

In Hampshire for a couple of days house hunting with Sue and getting some early morning trips to photograph Silver studded blues also. Loads of them Smile
rogerfry 16 543 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2010 10:09PM
Absolutely beautiful.....large view is wonderful.

celestun 18 29 14 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2010 10:20PM
Thank you all again for the wonderful comments!

John, thanks for all the details, it's amazing how much diversity there is around here and it's been one of the coldest summers on record. Apparently it was -2C on Mt. Ventoux this morning!

I'll wait for you to go through yours before changing the name on this one then... very tricky trying to identify them with their wings spread!


fishiee 18 478 3 United Kingdom
22 Jun 2010 11:03AM
hehe... did you get any underside shots at all? I have several to get a ID from.

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