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Prestbury Hill Butterflies III

By Glostopcat  
A selection of shots of some of the butterflies and moths that I've seen on my visits to Prestbury Hill nature reserve near Cheltenham this year.
V1 - Male Chalkhill blue on knapweed
V2 - Dark Green Fritillary on Oxeye Daisy
V3 - Mating small heaths taken on Cleeve Common on Wednesday
V4 - Dingy Skipper on birdsfoot trefoil
V5 - Female Dark Green Fritillary
V6 - Dark Green Fritillary nectaring on knapweed
V7 - Ringlet
V8 - Peacock
V9 - Large Skipper
V10 - Female Common blue on birdsfoot trefoil
V11 - Five Spot burnet moth
V12- Six Spot burnet moth
V13 - Six Spot burnet moth on knapweed
V14 - Six Spot burent moth on scabious
V15 - A tatty female Silverwashed fritillary

Tags: Butterflies Moths Close-up and macro Glos Wildlife and nature Prestbury hill nature reserve Butterfly conservation

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rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
7 Sep 2013 12:36AM
Very productive are these grasslands Ed !!!!!

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mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
7 Sep 2013 12:48AM
A marathon upload from your here Ed.
V15 for me for the ''tattiness'' !!
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
7 Sep 2013 12:50AM
Sorry I can't add you to my short list (just given away today's UA) but well done anyway for all your captures.
My favourites here are V1,5,10 and the simplicity of the Burnet in V12.
LynneJoyce Plus
10 20 99 United Kingdom
7 Sep 2013 2:14AM
A splendid collection of Lepidoptera shots and just the right number of images too!
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
7 Sep 2013 3:15AM
A superb set of many beautiful butterflies. I'd have to go to Butterfly world to see this many........Sandy
Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
7 Sep 2013 4:23AM

Quote:A splendid collection of Lepidoptera shots and just the right number of images too!

Excellent photos Ed !
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
7 Sep 2013 5:31AM
A fabulous set, Ed, fully deserving of my award this morning Smile Carol
Mike_Young Plus
11 12 9 United Kingdom
7 Sep 2013 7:32AM
A cracking set Ed, well done Smile
7 Sep 2013 7:52AM
Fine set of images Ed, V1 my favourite,
EileenH 4 1 United Kingdom
7 Sep 2013 8:09AM
Fantastic setSmile

NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
7 Sep 2013 8:21AM
A set of huge proportions built of from beauty, clarity, charm, and shear quality Ed. Image 8 is wonderfully dreamy and thus my favourite.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
7 Sep 2013 8:26AM
A super set Ed', I like the angle on V1.

John Smile
Wow - you've been busy! I like V2 the best.
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
7 Sep 2013 9:54AM
More here than I have seen all year Ed, excellent set.


Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
7 Sep 2013 10:35AM
A very good set, Ed, I'd be happy to get just onew of these Smile

Nothern_Licht 9 13 4 Scotland
7 Sep 2013 11:08AM
Consistently technically excellent.
7 Sep 2013 11:41AM
Fantastic images!
You must have more than enough photos of butterflies to produce a comprehensive reference book, Ed!

Maiwand 11 3 73 England
7 Sep 2013 12:00PM
Wonderful series of classic 'Ed' shots.!!!!GrinGrin
7 Sep 2013 12:59PM
A fabulous set of images Ed. Can't pick a favourite, I like them all GrinGrin

ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
7 Sep 2013 2:08PM helluva set, Ed GrinGrinGrinGrin

Fantastic set Ed. Hard to pick a favourite. Cathy
ColleenA Plus
5 367 6 Australia
7 Sep 2013 3:17PM
WOW Wow wow....what a feast for our eyes...superb images....when does the book come out
User_Removed 5 920 United Kingdom
7 Sep 2013 3:28PM
Wonderful set
7 Sep 2013 4:01PM
A fabulous set of images
DerekL 13 192 24 England
7 Sep 2013 5:42PM
Great set of images Ed.

7 Sep 2013 7:05PM
absolutely stunning set of shots
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
7 Sep 2013 9:20PM
Love the detail especially in V5
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2023 United Kingdom
7 Sep 2013 9:49PM
Good heavens, what a wonderful set! However, Vs 11, 12, 13 and 14 are mothsWink!
I like V4 with the inclusion of the little beetle, and V5 for the aerodynamics.
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
7 Sep 2013 11:52PM
Many thanks for all your comments and clicks and to Ann, Andrew, Carol and Christine for their user awards, they are much appreciated, Ed
Nigeve1 Plus
5 1.4k 101 United Kingdom
8 Sep 2013 9:39AM
Great set, V1 and V5 my pick.
9 Sep 2013 10:06PM
What a beautiful set Ed..Lin

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