By Alan_Baseley  
Another female. I've still not managed to snap a male.

Tags: Butterfly Insect Close-up and macro Bluebell Orange-tip Anthocharis cardamines Wildlife and nature

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pamelajean Plus
12 1.0k 1996 United Kingdom
10 May 2014 8:15AM
Bad news for the female if there aren't any males aroundSad.

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10 May 2014 8:20AM

Quote:Bad news for the female if there aren't any males aroundSad.

There are plenty around Pamela, I can't find any that have landed,

10 May 2014 8:44AM
Absolutely stunning image, Alan, a masterclass in macro photography.

NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
10 May 2014 9:03AM
A beautiful specimen so very well captured Alan.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
mistere Plus
4 4 3 England
10 May 2014 9:17AM
Brilliant capture Alan, excellent work.

helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
10 May 2014 9:19AM
Wonderful capture - the blue tones compliment each other so well - gets my UA too. SmileSmile
capto Plus
5 5.0k 8 United Kingdom
10 May 2014 9:28AM
Excellent shot, love the bluebell and bg.Smile

CaroleS Plus
7 433 3 United Kingdom
10 May 2014 9:50AM
That's different - excellent macro!
10 May 2014 10:13AM
A lovely shot Alan and I trust your gender analysis implicitly!

10 May 2014 12:49PM
Immaculate image.
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
10 May 2014 12:59PM
Beautifully captured Alan.
Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
10 May 2014 1:21PM
I am not up on butterflies, but I guess the male is the one with the orange on it?WinkBlushBlushBlush.....Stupid questionBlushBlush
I saw one the other dayGrinGrinGrin.Didnt get a shot thoughSad
Mollycat Plus
4 11 2 United Kingdom
10 May 2014 1:23PM
All the hues complement each other. A wonderful picture Alan.
10 May 2014 1:47PM
fine one Alan

ukgubbi 6 5 India
10 May 2014 2:22PM
Very very pretty. Lovely
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
10 May 2014 2:23PM
A stunning image, Alan. Carol
tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
10 May 2014 3:51PM
Good to see the open wings Alan, so that folks can see the difference between the female and (in your case elusive) maleWink

Brian65 8 2 United Kingdom
10 May 2014 4:43PM
Spot on Alan, love it.
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
10 May 2014 6:33PM
Marvellous shot Alan. Well spotted.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
myrab 11 United Kingdom
10 May 2014 7:19PM
Just beautiful Alan, sorry my award has bone for today.

Teaka53 4 2 England
10 May 2014 8:08PM
Fantastic macro
10 May 2014 8:26PM
Absolutely stunning image
netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
10 May 2014 8:43PM
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
11 May 2014 7:11AM
Lovely tones


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