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Silver Studded Blues

By NigelKiteley
Thankyou to everyone who voted and commented on yesterday's Apollo, and especially to Stace and Tomcat for the UA's, very much appreciated guys.

Yesterday's trip to Prees Heath with Ray Seagrove was one of the best days butterflying so far this year. We saw probably 500-600 Silver Studded Blues including many mating pairs that ran into double figures. This pair (male on top) were my favourites because they chose to mate on the Bell Heather. Aswell as the Silver Studded Blues we also saw Meadow Browns, Ringlets, Small Heaths, Burnet Moths, and the best Small Tortoiseshell i have ever seen.

Tags: Butterflies Close-up and macro Silver studded blue Wildlife and nature Plebejus argus

Voters: paskinmj, Glostopcat, ValSaxby and 39 more

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Glostopcat Plus
11 255 2 England
6 Jul 2012 12:16PM
A fantastic close up shot of this copulating couple, the detail and colours are sublime and I like the background very much.

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TonyDy Plus
9 9 3 United Kingdom
6 Jul 2012 1:05PM
Stunning image, Nigel. In this part of the world I have seen about six butterflies so far this "Summer"!!!!
Fantastic photography. Neil.
Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
6 Jul 2012 1:22PM
Great shot! Love the bg.
fantasick shot good colours like it GrinGrinGrinGrin
Perfect capture.
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
6 Jul 2012 4:31PM
fantastic detailed capture, the background is very fitting , too.
Fabulous image Nigel. Fantastic detail and excellent colours.

tomcat Plus
12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
6 Jul 2012 8:19PM
How strange, that in my neck of the woods, we have been lucky to see half a dozen Common BluesSad

You must have had a field dayTongue

I hope the place escaped today's downpours

Steve_S Plus
12 180 3 United Kingdom
6 Jul 2012 10:23PM
Excellent work mate, must get over there before they disappear Wink
7 Jul 2012 12:36PM
Stunning image Nigel. Lou

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