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The Duke

By Mike_Young
Morning everyone,
I was very heartened by the responses to yesterdays Skipper, thanks to all, in particular Carol, Dave, Colleen and Bob for giving their awards. It is great to know that folks are enjoying my images.

Today another small butterfly, The Duke of Burgundy - Hamearis lucina, and one that is becoming increasingly difficult to find. This file has languished on my hard drive for a while, not sure why I've not used it here before.
It is special for two reasons, one is that it is an of image a second brood insect, very unusual for this variety. The other is that it has been chosen for possible inclusion in a calendar.
Hope you enjoy, have a great day Smile

Tags: Close-up and macro Duke of burgundy Wildlife and nature

Voters: andylea2, Rorymac, ANNDORASBOX and 43 more

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NaturesHaven 8 283 6 England
20 May 2015 7:58AM
John Wayne............GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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CarolG 12 199 20 Greece
20 May 2015 8:02AM
A beautiful butterfly, Mike, expertly captured.
9 5.2k 127 United Kingdom
20 May 2015 8:04AM
Stunning capture with wonderful colour, detail and light.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
Miles Herbert 17 1.9k 4 United Kingdom
20 May 2015 8:25AM
Nice colours and lighting with good detail and dof
boov 6 2 United Kingdom
20 May 2015 12:04PM
20 May 2015 12:31PM
Lovely image.
taggart Plus
15 47 13 United States
20 May 2015 5:41PM
No doubt he is surveying his castle!,
20 May 2015 6:40PM it!
bricurtis Plus
14 2.3k 50 England
20 May 2015 7:41PM
Superb image - perfectly posed.
20 May 2015 8:41PM
Stunning image..Lin
20 May 2015 9:00PM
It is superb Mike. Cathy
pamelajean Plus
13 1.2k 2094 United Kingdom
20 May 2015 9:26PM
Such a beautiful image of a buttrerfly we don't see a lot of.
Mike_Smith Plus
12 590 1 United Kingdom
20 May 2015 11:28PM
Cracking sharp capture
fotobee Plus
6 4 3 South Africa
21 May 2015 7:06AM
A very beautiful, crisp, sharp photo with wonderful colours !! Regards Martin
nonur Plus
10 18 13 Turkey
21 May 2015 7:59AM
Beautifully taken.
Glostopcat 13 255 2 England
24 May 2015 7:25PM
A stunning close up of this beautiful insect, I saw quite a few of these on Thursday morning at my local reserve Prestbury Hill when I met up with a member of flickr

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