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Goodley 11 United Kingdom
2 May 2011 5:56PM
very good detailed shot,
JohnoP 15 2
2 May 2011 5:56PM
Lovely capture! John
ColouredImages 16 47 35 United Kingdom
2 May 2011 6:04PM
Two beauties Tim.
Mark639 11 1 United Kingdom
2 May 2011 6:11PM
Fantastic shot, well spotted
paddyman 11 66 United Kingdom
2 May 2011 6:13PM
Stunning image of top quality,well done ..Alec.
CarolG 14 199 20 Greece
2 May 2011 6:15PM
A top class image. Carol
jasonrwl Plus
11 1.1k 11 United Kingdom
2 May 2011 6:17PM
Brilliant - as always.
RoxyMoo 10 17 England
2 May 2011 6:21PM
Very well captured! Great job
Claire x
wolf1 11 9 United Kingdom
2 May 2011 6:31PM
Gemma9 11 United Kingdom
2 May 2011 6:36PM
Fantastic capture
2 May 2011 7:29PM
Excellent image.
2 May 2011 7:33PM
Fantastic macro shot!
11 10 10 England
2 May 2011 7:52PM
Glostopcat 14 255 2 England
2 May 2011 8:00PM
A brilliant double capture Tim, they are such beautiful little butterflies.
Daisymaye Plus
12 23 18 Canada
2 May 2011 8:04PM
Fabulous capture. Amazing image.........Sandy
Snapitt 11
2 May 2011 9:13PM
Superb shot with excellent detail!

A knock-out image.
Rach1970 12 14 1 United Kingdom
2 May 2011 9:18PM
How on earth did you manage to capture this??? Brilliant Smile
2 May 2011 9:24PM
Lovely photo with great detail and well spotted.
chappo1 13 6 14 Australia
3 May 2011 2:19AM
Lovely detail and great composition...john
fishiee 16 478 3 United Kingdom
3 May 2011 8:39AM
Another stunner Tim! Great composition, super sharp all through and a great clean background.

One snag though... the one on the left is a Brown Argus Wink

I have been caught out by the Common Blue/Brown Argus ID confusion in the past so know them well now Smile The biggest clue is the two close together spots on the hind wing on the Brown Argus. On the Common Blue they are spaced out... See this link

This shot is actually the perfect image to illustrate this difference between the two!
GillyB Plus
15 317 8 United Kingdom
3 May 2011 9:37AM
Absolutely stunning what ever they are Smile

celestun 17 29 14 United Kingdom
3 May 2011 10:47AM
Thanks John I was waiting for you to put me straight actually, I didn't bother to do any ID checking... I get lazy knowing you'll do it for me! Wink

Thank you all for your great comments!


3 May 2011 10:55AM
Morning Tim, awsome capture regards gray.
fishiee 16 478 3 United Kingdom
3 May 2011 11:22AM
Hehe no worries. It's a pleasure to correct the ID's on these stunning images Tim Smile
3 May 2011 5:46PM
Another awesome image Tim. Such a great way to show the difference between the species, even if you didn't realise at first Grin.
sparrowhawk Plus
12 282 2 United Kingdom
3 May 2011 6:11PM
superb i've seen loads of blue butterflies but they never seem to settle for me any tips would be most appreciated
celestun 17 29 14 United Kingdom
3 May 2011 7:20PM
Thanks Nigel!

Steve, there's a big secret to these shots... you just have to catch them when they're roosting i.e. tucked in for the night Smile

If you stroll around about an hour or two before sunset or around sunrise, look on sheltered grasses not far from where they were seen flittering about in the day you will probably notice them especially if you accidentally disturb them.

Later in the day and early morning if you disturb them they will quickly resettle as they lack the energy from the sun to move far.

Once you get the hang of it, you'll even be able to try and let them crawl onto your finger and move them at will to whichever flower you choose.

Keep trying!



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