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very good detailed shot,

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2 May 2011 5:56PM
Lovely capture! John
ColouredImages 12 47 35 United Kingdom
2 May 2011 6:04PM
Two beauties Tim.
2 May 2011 6:11PM
Fantastic shot, well spotted
2 May 2011 6:13PM
Stunning image of top quality,well done ..Alec.
CarolG Plus
10 199 19 Greece
2 May 2011 6:15PM
A top class image. Carol
jasonrwl Plus
6 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
2 May 2011 6:17PM
Brilliant - as always.
2 May 2011 6:21PM
Very well captured! Great job
Claire x
2 May 2011 6:31PM
Fantastic capture
2 May 2011 7:29PM
Excellent image.
Fantastic macro shot!
7 10 10 England
2 May 2011 7:52PM
Glostopcat Plus
10 255 2 England
2 May 2011 8:00PM
A brilliant double capture Tim, they are such beautiful little butterflies.
Daisymaye Plus
8 23 10 Canada
2 May 2011 8:04PM
Fabulous capture. Amazing image.........Sandy
Superb shot with excellent detail!

A knock-out image.
Rach1970 Plus
8 14 1 United Kingdom
2 May 2011 9:18PM
How on earth did you manage to capture this??? Brilliant Smile
Lovely photo with great detail and well spotted.
chappo1 Plus
9 6 9 Australia
3 May 2011 2:19AM
Lovely detail and great composition...john
fishiee Plus
12 478 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
11 317 8 United Kingdom
3 May 2011 9:37AM
Absolutely stunning what ever they are Smile

celestun Plus
13 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!


Morning Tim, awsome capture regards gray.
fishiee Plus
12 478 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
Another awesome image Tim. Such a great way to show the difference between the species, even if you didn't realise at first Grin.
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 Plus
13 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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