The Lookout

By Glostopcat  
A large skipper butterfly on the lookout for rival insects attempting to encroach into its tiny territory in the valley area of the Bill Smyllie field at Prestbury Hill nature reserve near Cheltenham.

Tags: Close-up and macro Glos Wildlife and nature Large skipper butterfly Prestbury hill nature reserve Butterfly conservation

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Comments


ChiliMan Plus
9 135 17 Singapore
20 Sep 2013 7:34AM
My goodness...super duper sharp and close, Ed! CarolG will particularly like this 'cos she loves skippers Smile

Andrew

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annettep38 Plus
4 217 36 Costa Rica
20 Sep 2013 7:43AM
Excellent sharp, sunny shot!
jdenman Plus
7 16 5 Spain
20 Sep 2013 7:47AM
A little cracker, lovely sharp detail..............John
ColleenA Plus
3 315 3 Australia
20 Sep 2013 7:59AM
Excellent photography
viscostatic 9 33 5 United Kingdom
20 Sep 2013 8:18AM
Beautiful detail and colour.

Phil.
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.5k 148 England
20 Sep 2013 8:58AM
Strong lighting giving depth and shape through the shadows, Ed.

Dave
20 Sep 2013 9:31AM
Wowsers Ed. That has to be my favourite you've put on here in some time. Fabulous macro GrinGrin

Kathryn
20 Sep 2013 9:32AM
A handsome lad for sure
rontear Plus
12 8 7 England
20 Sep 2013 10:24AM
Very detailed Ed, a reminder of summer meadows.
Ron
BarbaraR Plus
9 16 1 England
20 Sep 2013 10:28AM
Super capture.

B.
20 Sep 2013 10:28AM
Excellent clarity and great colour Ed.

Regards

Trev.
TonyDy Plus
7 4 2 United Kingdom
20 Sep 2013 11:24AM
Superb shot, Ed.
Tony
20 Sep 2013 11:39AM
Super Capture.

Jenny Smile
boov Plus
3 2 United Kingdom
20 Sep 2013 12:07PM
Super shot
20 Sep 2013 1:07PM
An excellent captureSmile

Danny
taggart Plus
11 46 12 United States
20 Sep 2013 1:20PM
An excellent image crammed with details, very well done!
NDODS Plus
5 4.8k 125 United Kingdom
20 Sep 2013 1:32PM
A very well observed, composed and captured entomological image with great colour and detail throughout Ed.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrinGrin
Nigeve1 Plus
2 1.4k 101 United Kingdom
20 Sep 2013 1:42PM
Beautiful image, pin sharp and nice light.
Nigel
CarolG Plus
9 192 18 Greece
20 Sep 2013 3:07PM
Simply stunning, Ed SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile Carol
DerekL 10 155 24 England
20 Sep 2013 3:16PM
Exquisite fine detail in this one Ed.

Derek
20 Sep 2013 3:18PM
Great shot Ed. Cathy
Glostopcat Plus
9 255 2 England
20 Sep 2013 3:59PM
Many thanks for the user award Carol, that was most unexpected and is much appreciated, Ed
Superb capture!!
George
ali63 Plus
4 733 1 United Kingdom
20 Sep 2013 4:50PM
1st class capture,

Ali
Mavis Plus
13 143 2 England
20 Sep 2013 5:39PM
A great close-up Ed & a fine capture xx
Maiwand Plus
9 3 71 England
20 Sep 2013 6:50PM
First rate work Ed. Great capture.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ron
Glostopcat Plus
9 255 2 England
20 Sep 2013 8:14PM
Many thanks for all your comments and clicks, they are much appreciated, Ed
pluckyfilly Plus
9 350 33 United Kingdom
20 Sep 2013 8:16PM
Absolutely delightful
pamelajean Plus
10 949 1781 United Kingdom
20 Sep 2013 8:35PM
Wow, this is really good, lovely detail, and even sharp hairiness on the leaves.
20 Sep 2013 9:25PM
Tis good for sure but ... you know that already! Oh and thanks for a description.

Mozzy
Irishkate Plus
5 33 92 United Kingdom
20 Sep 2013 9:26PM
Beautiful Skipper Ed and a perfect b/g.
I never seem to see any skippers around.
Excellent focussing.
KateGrinGrinGrin
Glostopcat Plus
9 255 2 England
20 Sep 2013 10:10PM
You've got the chequered skipper up in Scotland Kate, don't know if it's found anywhere near where you live though
21 Sep 2013 6:24PM
Excellent clarity and colour
Chinga Plus
5 1 1 United Kingdom
23 Sep 2013 5:38AM
Stunning capture!
Great image, love the beautiful green background as well!
IB
carper123 Plus
4 744 8 United Kingdom
23 Sep 2013 8:02PM
Superb lighting and detail.
Well done, Ed.
Darryl. SmileSmileSmile

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