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Silver Studded Blues

By BenKiteley
Thank you very much to the Junior Team for their award, bobpaige1 and tomcat for their User Awards, and to everyone else who voted and commented on my Dark Green Fritillary, much appreciated.

I photographed these copulating Silver Studded Blues at Prees Heath this morning. I went to this wonderful site with my dad for the first time and saw hundreds of Silver Studded Blues including nine mating pairs. We were hoping to find some emerging with ants in attendance but we couldn't find any, think I'll have to go back again next year Smile.

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

Voters: gary_d, NigelKiteley, Greyheron and 38 more

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gary_d 12 576 13 Wales
30 Jun 2014 6:45PM
And your father thinks he is good, not a patch on you Ben, this is absolutely amazing.


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30 Jun 2014 6:56PM
Okay okay Gary, it's not bad.

Seriously Ben, this is brilliant and probably your best to date, very well done!
Irishkate Plus
9 42 118 United Kingdom
30 Jun 2014 7:05PM
Superb Ben and great to se the differences between male and female in one image.
Kate GrinGrinGrin
Ayoob 9 Australia
30 Jun 2014 7:07PM
Great capture with beautiful details....GrinGrinGrin
ade123 7 285 1 United Kingdom
30 Jun 2014 7:14PM
A Brilliant image Ben Outstanding photography

Glostopcat 14 255 2 England
30 Jun 2014 7:48PM
Absolutely top drawer young man, this is outstanding macro photography and every bit as good as your UK Butterflies spring competition winning entryGrin
tomcat 14 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
30 Jun 2014 8:00PM
Top drawer again Ben

A pity the weather curtailed my Friday visitSad
Always next yearWink

dark_lord Plus
16 2.5k 663 England
30 Jun 2014 8:02PM
Excellent. You can have my UA today Smile
30 Jun 2014 8:18PM
Stunning image. Well captured.
JohnoP 14 2
30 Jun 2014 8:57PM
Beautiful work Ben! John
TonyDy Plus
11 52 3 United Kingdom
30 Jun 2014 9:57PM
Brilliant shot, Ben.
11 10 10 England
30 Jun 2014 10:06PM
wish I had just a snippet of your talent Ben. Smile
KarenFB Plus
14 5.4k 176 England
1 Jul 2014 7:34AM
Absolutely amazing! I love the fact we can compare the male and female - beautiful colours and details, perfectly caught (even the background is complimentary)!
gerainte1 6 44 United Kingdom
1 Jul 2014 8:07AM
stunning shot
1 Jul 2014 4:19PM
1 Jul 2014 8:16PM
Stunning Ben!! Giving Dad a good run for his money methinks!! Lou

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