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Swells Hill 2013 No 3

By tomcat    
The main reason for the Swells Hill visit was to see and hopefully photograph the beautiful Adonis Blues Lysandra bellargus

A species I had never even seen beforeSmile
I was truly amazed by the electric blue colour of this pristine male

Many thanks to Jenny (Jenny-D), for her generous award, given to yesterday's upload - means a millionGrin

Catch up later - off to The Coppice to try and get the place ship shape for the coming bird seasonBlush


Adrian

Tags: Insects Wildlife Blues Adonis blue Stroud Gloucs Wildlife and nature Butterfl ies Swellshill GO4

Voters: Brian_Scott, Badgerfred, rambler and 91 more

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TonyDy Plus
7 5 2 United Kingdom
3 Sep 2013 11:38AM
Superb shot, Adrian - you have captured the colour perfectly.
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annettep38 Plus
4 217 38 Costa Rica
3 Sep 2013 12:02PM
it is a great colour you captured here, as you know I like them a lot.. Get them in the garden most of august.
dmhuynh72 8 44 3 United Kingdom
3 Sep 2013 12:13PM
nice bg with lovely colours Adrian.
see you next spring,
yung
ABPhotosUK 3 20 1 United Kingdom
3 Sep 2013 12:47PM
Beautiful colour indeed, fabulous capture Adrian (jealous!!!) Andy
Chinga Plus
5 1 1 United Kingdom
3 Sep 2013 12:48PM
Top Shot! Congratulations! Grin
IB
Beautiful capture.
3 Sep 2013 1:19PM
WOW. Adrian, what a gorgeous image; amazing colour.... you must be one happy bunny Grin

Jenny Grin
achieverswales 5 8 101 Wales
3 Sep 2013 1:31PM
Stunning Adrian.

Regards

Trev.
taggart Plus
11 46 12 United States
3 Sep 2013 1:53PM
That is a blue to rival the Red-spotted Purple we see here-- a brilliant one for sure!
3 Sep 2013 2:19PM
Adrian, what a gorgeous image; amazing colour!!!!
johnjo58 5 2 5 United Kingdom
3 Sep 2013 2:31PM
One of your best Adrian, superb colour and detail, have a UA

David
stunning macro shot love it. christineGrinGrinGrinGrin
CarolG Plus
9 195 18 Greece
3 Sep 2013 3:09PM
Absolutely stunning, Adrian, that colour is amazing. Thanks for the UA, wish I could return the compliment, but have used mine for today Sad Carol
ali63 Plus
4 739 1 United Kingdom
3 Sep 2013 3:45PM
He is a truly handsome Butterfly, never seen one SadSad we down have them round here,

Ali
3 Sep 2013 3:49PM
A most beautifully coloured butterfly and superbly captured.......Sandy
DerekL 11 163 24 England
3 Sep 2013 3:58PM
A blue beauty for sure Adrian.

Derek
darkocv 5 13 Macedonia
3 Sep 2013 4:33PM
nice color and contrast between foreground and background
pozdrav DArko
Maiwand Plus
9 3 71 England
3 Sep 2013 4:35PM
You are right on the button here Adrian. That is the most vivid blue I think I have ever seen on a butterfly. Fantastic.GrinGrinGrinSmileSmileSmileTongueTongueTongueWinkWinkWink
Ron
3 Sep 2013 4:39PM
What a beauty Adrian
3 Sep 2013 4:50PM
Great capture sharp from wing tip to wing tip F14 done the job just right and still got the BG good nice work Adrian.
Trev_B 9 146 68 England
3 Sep 2013 5:35PM
Very well done Adrian, the colour and clarity of this image is wonderful.

Trev
JuBarney Plus
4 18 3 United Kingdom
3 Sep 2013 5:39PM
A beautiful capture of this gorgeous coloured butterfly
Ju
senn Plus
5 4 1 Belgium
3 Sep 2013 5:39PM
perfect DOF management .. brilliant shot Adrian
basith 3 7 Sri Lanka
3 Sep 2013 5:58PM
Well caught .

Basith
3 Sep 2013 6:18PM
Masterpiece!Smile
Regards Valery
Caziwinkles 3 3 1 United Kingdom
3 Sep 2013 6:35PM
Blue is the colour - beautiful image Adrian. Smile

Carol
perfecto...............

David
dave1967 4 4 United Kingdom
3 Sep 2013 7:15PM
Stunning shot
Dave
Fefe Plus
4 23 31 United Kingdom
3 Sep 2013 7:18PM
Beautiful capture!
Diane
ColleenA Plus
3 317 3 Australia
3 Sep 2013 7:18PM
Wow Adrian....what an incredible image, just perfect, wish I had another UA
Glostopcat Plus
10 255 2 England
3 Sep 2013 7:45PM
A stunning close up of this vivid electric blue butterfly Adie, you've really nailed this one. The stick in the background is a tad distracting but that is only a minor blemish on what is a fabulous image
Brian65 7 2 United Kingdom
3 Sep 2013 7:48PM
Just PERFECT! Adrian.
Brian
Stace Plus
8 2 2 England
3 Sep 2013 7:51PM
top draw Adrian.....now get back to your excellent bird shots your getting far to good at these lol Smile

Stace
tomcat 10 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
3 Sep 2013 7:55PM

Quote:The stick in the background is a tad distracting but that is only a minor blemish on what is a fabulous image


The stick is the stem of the knapweed head he was perched uponWink

Ian Lavender character comes to mindBlush
3 Sep 2013 7:58PM
So pleased you nailed this lifer Adrian, what a stunning butterfly and capture!
Excellent shot - they really do dazzle!
3 Sep 2013 8:02PM
One of your best yet Adrian,
Alan
pluckyfilly Plus
9 350 33 United Kingdom
3 Sep 2013 8:54PM
Quite awesome
3 Sep 2013 9:34PM
It's all be said already! Stunning, lovely BG and blue is unbelievable - next year I must come and look as I live in Glos.

Helen.
3 Sep 2013 10:01PM
Lovely shot Adrian. Beautiful colour. Cathy
3 Sep 2013 10:10PM
Absolutely stunning, Adrian!
Glad to make it 70!
Richard
richmowil Plus
7 310 1 England
3 Sep 2013 11:06PM
Its all been said above!! Class Image Adrian!!
Irishkate Plus
5 33 96 United Kingdom
3 Sep 2013 11:30PM
You keep raising the standard - this is a seriously beautiful butterfly.
KateGrinGrinGrin
boov Plus
3 2 United Kingdom
4 Sep 2013 6:44PM
Stunner...
john_starkey 5 1 3 United Kingdom
4 Sep 2013 7:57PM
Came out very nicely Adrian,

John.
pamelajean Plus
10 951 1808 United Kingdom
4 Sep 2013 9:25PM
So glad your trip was worthwhile, and that EPZers have expressed their appreciation of this wonderful image with all their User Awards.
mattberry 11 259 14 England
4 Sep 2013 10:37PM
Nice butt!
8 Sep 2013 7:11PM
Well worthy of the accolades Adrian
Mike
Glostopcat Plus
10 255 2 England
18 Oct 2013 10:59PM

Quote:Nice butt!
I think Adie will take that as a complement Matt, the last person to say that to him was probably either his missus after she'd had one too many G&T's or one of the barmaids at the Talbot Arms and they are normally under the influence of something rather strong!GrinTongue

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