Mating Chalkhill blues

By Glostopcat  
A pair of chalkhill blue butterflies mating on a seedhead on the steep slopes of Swelshill Bank in Stroud, the male is the large silver coloured one and the female the smaller brown one.

Tags: Close-up and macro National trust Stroud Glos Wildlife and nature Swelshill Bank Chalkhill Blue butterflies

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CarolG Plus
9 192 18 Greece
5 Dec 2013 11:44AM
Top class capture, Ed, full of detail WinkBlush Carol

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achieverswales 5 8 101 Wales
5 Dec 2013 11:50AM
Wonderful capture Ed, no shortage of subjects for you this year.


5 Dec 2013 11:54AM
Another fabulous close up, Ed.
First class photography.
ali63 Plus
4 733 1 United Kingdom
5 Dec 2013 12:01PM
Quality image Ed,

Nikonuser1 Plus
3 17 10 United Kingdom
5 Dec 2013 1:03PM
Excellent capture EdSmile

Excellent close up, Ed ! Great details and beautiful colours !
ChiliMan Plus
9 135 17 Singapore
5 Dec 2013 1:28PM
Great timing and super capture, Ed Smile

Very interesting, this, 'cos usually the males are the fancier ones in the animal kingdom, ya? The female here is so much more striking!

Fine double capture Ed,
TonyDy Plus
7 4 2 United Kingdom
5 Dec 2013 2:12PM
First rate shot, Ed.
Irishkate Plus
5 33 92 United Kingdom
5 Dec 2013 2:15PM
Another great mating image Ed.
Got a bit of catchin guo to do.
Thank you for recent votes.
mikbee 8 3 8 Scotland
5 Dec 2013 2:22PM
Yes,it all fits into place Ed,now that
I know which is which !!
Super shot.
(And I was always rubbish at these jigsaw puzzles !!)
6 9 10 England
5 Dec 2013 2:56PM
Quality all the way.
5 Dec 2013 3:05PM
A gorgeous capture Ed GrinGrin

Maiwand Plus
9 3 71 England
5 Dec 2013 4:45PM
Fine closeup capture Ed.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
5 4.9k 125 United Kingdom
5 Dec 2013 5:08PM
A stunning reminder of the summer past Ed.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
LynneJoyce Plus
7 20 99 United Kingdom
5 Dec 2013 5:16PM
How thoughtful of them to produce new models for you for next summer! Love-ly image (sorry, couldn't resist)!
Mike_Smith Plus
8 270 1 United Kingdom
5 Dec 2013 6:34PM
Fantastic shot Ed, your the master with Butterflys
5 Dec 2013 7:10PM
Goodness me Ed', shouldn't this carry an Adult Tag Wink

John Smile
Super shot Ed. Cathy
Glostopcat Plus
9 255 2 England
5 Dec 2013 7:37PM
Many thanks for all your comments and clicks and to Richard for the user award, it is greatly appreciated, Ed
DerekL 10 155 24 England
5 Dec 2013 8:05PM
Great shot Ed.
Good job they didn't try this in today's wind eh? WinkWinkWink

Good capture Ed, hope you are OK? Lou
bricurtis Plus
10 2.0k 49 England
5 Dec 2013 9:17PM
Great shot Ed - perfect timing.
EileenH 2 1 United Kingdom
5 Dec 2013 10:45PM
Great captureSmile

pamelajean Plus
10 949 1785 United Kingdom
5 Dec 2013 11:05PM
Love is in the airGrin!
I'm wondering just how many more butterflies you've got on fileTongue.
6 Dec 2013 3:05AM
Amazing detail and thanks for the info.
All-in-all, this image deserves an Award..!

Hermanus 3 4 South Africa
6 Dec 2013 4:49AM
Excellent capture Ed !!
Glostopcat Plus
9 255 2 England
6 Dec 2013 12:24PM
Many thanks for the user award Simon, it is greatly appreciated. In answer to your question Pamela, not many now, Ed
Wonderfull work as always. A great shot of this beautiful species
7 Dec 2013 7:05PM
A fabulous close up
danbrann Plus
11 567 16
8 Dec 2013 10:06PM
Too much for me Ed and out in the o[pen at that.

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