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Purple Hairstreak (1) 2016

By ade123
The first Purple Hairstreak for me and its a shame it is a little worse for wear with the nick from the top of the wing and I'm pretty sure this is a female. The images were taken at The Lodge

Many thanks for your comments and votes on yesterdays Marbled White image with a special Thank you to Patty (pentaxpatty) Mike (Mike_Smith) Bob (bobpaige1)
Lynne (Lynnejoyce) for their User Awards

I hope you enjoy todays images and thank you for viewing


Tags: Butterflies Insects Sunshine Fern Purple hairstreak Hairstreak The lodge Wildlife and nature The RSPB Ade123 canon 7d mk ll

Voters: BillRookery, lifesnapper, KarenFB and 53 more

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Three great images

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2 Sep 2016 7:31AM
A super trio Ade, quality images.

KarenFB Plus
13 5.4k 175 England
2 Sep 2016 7:31AM
It is a shame it's not pristine, but what there is you've caught brilliantly! Smile
2 Sep 2016 7:35AM
Quality images with excellent clarity and colour, a top set Ade.
Chinga Plus
9 3 1 United Kingdom
2 Sep 2016 7:36AM
Wonderful images Ade, tatty and so lovely!
Isabel GrinGrin
2 Sep 2016 7:59AM
Excellent images Ade, great detail in all 3,
fotobee Plus
6 4 3 South Africa
2 Sep 2016 8:00AM
Lovely image, Ade. Regards Martin
viscostatic 13 45 6 United Kingdom
2 Sep 2016 8:18AM
Beautiful image of a beautiful butterfly Ade.

2 Sep 2016 8:26AM
Three excellent captures, Ade.

Jerrin 4 23 England
2 Sep 2016 8:56AM
Beautifully detailed shots, Ade.
Bantu 6 7 1 India
2 Sep 2016 10:06AM
Lovely,beautiful captures Ade.

Mike_Smith Plus
12 611 1 United Kingdom
2 Sep 2016 10:28AM
Cracking set Ade, nice detail too. Never seen this species before
Nikonuser1 Plus
7 161 16 United Kingdom
2 Sep 2016 11:01AM
Three excellent images AdeGrinGrinGrinGrin

2 Sep 2016 11:06AM
Beautiful images.
NDODS 9 5.2k 127 United Kingdom
2 Sep 2016 11:58AM
Benchmark photography from start to finish.

A joy to view, thanks for sharing Ade

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
nonur 11 18 13 Turkey
2 Sep 2016 1:19PM
Very well taken.
kaz1 Plus
9 150 United Kingdom
2 Sep 2016 1:41PM
There's nothing wrong with being a bit tatty!

Great images, Ade,
2 Sep 2016 1:48PM
A fine set here Ade, very uncommon butterflies these days, haven't seen one for a long time. Good for you. Yes, looks like a female.
10 10 10 England
2 Sep 2016 2:33PM
A little damaged but still a beauty - V2 for me.
Daisymaye 11 23 16 Canada
2 Sep 2016 2:46PM
An excellent set.
Lillian Plus
10 23 17 United Kingdom
2 Sep 2016 3:03PM
three great shots Ade
2 Sep 2016 3:06PM
An excellent macro , Ade ! SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile --- Jukka.
Mollycat Plus
6 21 2 United Kingdom
2 Sep 2016 3:40PM
Superb looking set Ade.
2 Sep 2016 3:58PM
Excellent set Ade..Lin
CarolG 13 199 20 Greece
2 Sep 2016 4:13PM
She is a tatty lady, Ade, but still worthy of photopraphing.
2 Sep 2016 6:15PM
Up to your usual high standard Ade.

Bento 4 Portugal
2 Sep 2016 7:00PM
Beautiful shots.
netta1234 8 382 2 Wales
2 Sep 2016 7:44PM
Three brilliant imagesSmile
2 Sep 2016 8:51PM
Excellent detailed close-up Ade, I've yet to find one of these.
2 Sep 2016 8:54PM
Super set Ade. Cathy
jasonrwl Plus
10 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
2 Sep 2016 9:58PM
Well done Ade - i have never seen one
CanonAndy22 8 6 1 United Kingdom
2 Sep 2016 10:17PM
A great find Ade. Lovely images. SmileSmile
Have to say though I'm a little envious, as I've been searching for these in some so called hot spots this year, and haven't even seen one!
LynneJoyce Plus
11 22 101 United Kingdom
3 Sep 2016 4:32AM
All of the above and then some.

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