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Prestbury Hill Blue

By Glostopcat  
A male common blue butterfly basking in the spring sunshine at Prestbury Hill nature reserve near Cheltenham. This image was taken back in mid May.

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

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PattiW Plus
11 24 2 United States
21 Sep 2011 5:27PM
Stunning capture, beautiful color! Patti

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CarolG Plus
10 199 19 Greece
21 Sep 2011 5:36PM
Didn't think it was a recent take, Ed, they're beginning to look very tatty now. Very well captured and presented, perfect colour. Carol
graceland Plus
12 2.5k 2 United Kingdom
21 Sep 2011 5:46PM
Wow Ed thats a good one you saved that one till the end did you ?

Nice colour on it well done !!
NeilWigan Plus
6 13 16 England
21 Sep 2011 6:00PM
wouldnt be doing to much basking today Ed.lovely capture.
21 Sep 2011 6:04PM
Nice hairy Wings Ed'. The Butterfly I mean, not you Smile

John Smile
Maiwand Plus
10 3 72 England
21 Sep 2011 6:20PM
Well done for still managing to find a few Ed.
A superb well detailed capture.
RonnieAG Plus
7 153 116 Scotland
21 Sep 2011 6:32PM
You have captured the delicacy of this prettily coloured butterfly perfectly, the wings almost translucent. Excellent shot, Ed.
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
21 Sep 2011 6:56PM
What a gorgeous blue-- a splendid butterfly image!
21 Sep 2011 6:56PM

danbrann Plus
12 636 17
21 Sep 2011 7:03PM
Skilfully produced Ed.
TonyDy Plus
8 6 3 United Kingdom
21 Sep 2011 7:18PM
Very good shot,
Brilliant macro!
21 Sep 2011 7:52PM
A wonderful shot Ed, love it.
21 Sep 2011 7:54PM
Well captured...
achieverswales 6 8 101 Wales
21 Sep 2011 8:05PM
Awsome capture Ed, composition and detail first class.


bricurtis Plus
11 2.1k 49 England
21 Sep 2011 8:19PM
This one was in good condition Ed - lovely.
goso Plus
10 2 1 Australia
21 Sep 2011 8:27PM
Fine work Ed ...Bill
What excellent detail and colour.
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
21 Sep 2011 9:57PM
so small in life and so fast, you were lucky to get this grand shot
Mynett Plus
8 142 6 United Kingdom
21 Sep 2011 10:28PM
looking in perfect condition and captured so beautifully Ed

ianrobinson Plus
7 1.2k 8 United Kingdom
21 Sep 2011 10:46PM
wow what a stunning butterfly would love to get one of these in my wee collection.

mikbee Plus
9 3 8 Scotland
21 Sep 2011 10:55PM
Nice tones of blue here Ed.
Excellent shot.
22 Sep 2011 12:09AM
Simply perfect, what a beautiful colour.
fentiger Plus
15 916 23 England
22 Sep 2011 7:53AM
Another in a super series of butterflies.

gingerdelight Plus
10 298 11 United Kingdom
22 Sep 2011 8:42AM
A super capture Ed, such lovely detail and colours.
Beautiful capture Ed - wonderful colour & detail

ChiliMan Plus
10 135 17 Singapore
22 Sep 2011 3:26PM
WOW. Beautiful blue and beautiful shot, Ed!

Glostopcat Plus
10 255 2 England
22 Sep 2011 6:31PM
Many thanks for all your comments and clicks, they are much appreciated, Ed
22 Sep 2011 10:16PM
superb capture Ed, Love the feathering to the edges of the wings...Wink
acousticmist 6 10 1 United Kingdom
23 Sep 2011 8:59AM

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