The Lookout

By Glostopcat  
A large skipper butterfly defending its tiny territory against all rivals in the valley area of the Bill Smyllie field at Prestbury Hill nature reserve.

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

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senn Plus
5 4 1 Belgium
18 Oct 2013 7:32AM
nice capture ..

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18 Oct 2013 7:37AM
Very beautiful and lovely capture,ED,very well done,
fentiger Plus
15 916 23 England
18 Oct 2013 7:39AM
The back lighting has added an extra touch to this fine macro.

CarolG Plus
10 199 19 Greece
18 Oct 2013 7:41AM
One of your best, Ed, superb lighting, so well deserving of my award for today Smile Carol
7 10 10 England
18 Oct 2013 10:00AM
Great work Ed.
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.7k 148 England
18 Oct 2013 10:05AM
Lovely lighting, Ed.

18 Oct 2013 10:07AM
Excellent capture this Ed !! Very well taken Grin
DerekL Plus
11 172 24 England
18 Oct 2013 10:34AM
Nice image Ed.

Irishkate Plus
6 38 104 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2013 10:56AM
On eof your best Ed - lovely back light highlighting the beautiful markings.
Good contrasting perch and a perfect b/g.
Fefe Plus
5 23 31 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2013 11:48AM
Lovely light through the wings.....
Such a cute butterflySmile
achieverswales 6 8 101 Wales
18 Oct 2013 11:57AM
Great eye's on these Ed.


EileenH 3 1 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2013 12:48PM
Great captureSmile

18 Oct 2013 1:02PM
Lovely Ed, like the focus on the eye,
mikbee Plus
9 3 8 Scotland
18 Oct 2013 1:37PM
He looks not to be messed with Ed !!
Good shot.
LynneJoyce Plus
8 20 99 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2013 2:42PM
Love the light coming through the wings.
EileenH 3 1 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2013 3:46PM

Quote:Love the light coming through the wings.

Me tooSmile

6 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2013 4:30PM
Beautifully captured in the glorious light Carol

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
A great macro. Well captured.Grin
Glostopcat Plus
10 255 2 England
18 Oct 2013 5:09PM
Many thanks for the user award Carol, it is greatly appreciated, Ed
Beautiful capture!
Maiwand Plus
10 3 72 England
18 Oct 2013 6:37PM
Great capture Ed. Super shot.GrinGrinGrinGrin
18 Oct 2013 7:27PM
Nice one, Ed.
Mike_Smith Plus
9 349 1 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2013 7:33PM
Lovely sharp shot Ed
Dave87 Plus
9 42 5 England
18 Oct 2013 8:15PM
Viewing here - itís the perfectly exposed and out of focus backdrop that helps to bring out the best in this natural history shot. Add to this the large skipper butterfly with the excellent backlighting on the wings.

Again - one not to walk past without taking a shot. Ticks all the boxes for me Ed.

18 Oct 2013 10:08PM
Smashing shot Ed. Cathy
Glostopcat Plus
10 255 2 England
18 Oct 2013 10:55PM
Many thanks for all your comments and clicks, they are much appreciated, Ed
18 Oct 2013 11:33PM
Superb image Ed..Lin
Excellent capture and lighting
Chinga Plus
6 3 1 United Kingdom
20 Oct 2013 11:13PM
So cute!
So well captured!

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