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Summer Loving

By Glostopcat  
Another image from Tuesdays trip to Swelshill Bank near Stroud to see the second generation adonis blues, I was pleased to see a good number of both these and the challkhill blues on the day of my visit. This shot shows a pair of adonis blue butterflies producing the next generation of butterflies which will fly late next spring. The paler, slightly larger one is the male which was featured in yesterdays upload and the browner, slightly smaller one is the female.

Tags: Close-up and macro Stroud Glos Wildlife and nature Swelshill Bank Adonis blue butterflies

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KarenFB Plus
11 4.9k 171 England
2 Sep 2012 11:32AM
Beautifully caught, full of gorgeous colours and details!

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Irishkate Plus
7 41 111 United Kingdom
2 Sep 2012 11:39AM
Notice one was paler in colour than the other -
Wondered if they were male and female.
Lovely Natural History lesson.
CarolG Plus
11 199 20 Greece
2 Sep 2012 11:45AM
Has to be your best yet, Ed, imo, a wonderful capture. Carol
TonyDy Plus
9 9 3 United Kingdom
2 Sep 2012 11:45AM
Lovely shot, Ed.
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
2 Sep 2012 11:47AM
One of your best Ed, excellent capture!


2 Sep 2012 11:50AM
Very nice focus..........they are difficult to capture together.........GrinGrin
pluckyfilly Plus
11 351 33 United Kingdom
2 Sep 2012 11:54AM
Great duo Ed
2 Sep 2012 12:11PM
Beautiful pair.....very nicely done! John
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
2 Sep 2012 12:39PM
Beautiful shot of the pair, Ed.
FeatherFriend Plus
10 38 217 England
2 Sep 2012 12:41PM
Beautiful comp Ed, what a bonus getting them together, lovely detail too,
2 Sep 2012 12:41PM
Excellent captures Ed, superb detail,
PattiW Plus
12 24 2 United States
2 Sep 2012 12:58PM
Gorgeous capture, Patti Smile
saltireblue Plus
7 7.5k 33 Norway
2 Sep 2012 2:02PM
Good un, Ed. Hope you didn't embarass them, you peeping tom youWinkGrin

Beautiful image. My only thought is the back ground. It might be my monitor but maybe a high speed shutter speed but there appears to be excessive noise. PS or Topaz de-noise would assist. I might also be tempted to desaturate the background slightly from its very bright green to something less so, particularly as the subjects are both pale in colour. Regards
Tibetan 5 3 England
2 Sep 2012 2:15PM
Well done and love the flower to complements the butter flies nicely, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin this shot is perfect on my monitor! tip top!.
Jasper87 Plus
7 1.9k 150 England
2 Sep 2012 3:05PM
Excellent pair, Ed, love the image shape with the flower.

beautiful image. Elaine
carper123 Plus
6 1.0k 8 United Kingdom
2 Sep 2012 5:35PM
Definetely one of your best Ed, a real cracker.
Well done.
Leilani Plus
13 29 3 England
2 Sep 2012 8:38PM
Super shot! Smile
Glostopcat Plus
11 255 2 England
2 Sep 2012 10:03PM
Many thanks for all your comments and clicks, they are much appreciated, Ed
Maiwand Plus
11 3 73 England
2 Sep 2012 10:50PM
Great bonus to get both at the same time Ed.
zapar40 Plus
7 66 5 Wales
3 Sep 2012 6:23AM
ẅhat a beauty Ed, nice one.
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
9 Sep 2012 11:18PM
Agonises coming up next summer!
Excellent capture of these blue beauties!

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