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Female Dark Green Fritillary

By Glostopcat  
A female dark green fritillary butterfly perched on some knapweed at Prestbury Hill nature reserve near Cheltenham taken back in July. This is my small contribution to "Shadow Saturday" as a shadow is falling across its right wing.

Tags: Close-up and macro Glos Wildlife and nature Prestbury hill nature reserve Butterfly conservation Dark green fritillary butterfly

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achieverswales 6 8 101 Wales
6 Oct 2012 12:59PM
Good detailed capture Ed.



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paskinmj Plus
8 11 1 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2012 1:11PM
Beautifully crisp and great definition.
Tibetan 4 3 England
6 Oct 2012 1:22PM
Excellent definition the detail is top class, giving it a 3D look to the shot, love it, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

Herge88 Plus
9 40 4 England
6 Oct 2012 3:20PM
Superbly detailed image with great colours, nice one Ed.

Best Matt
saltireblue Plus
6 6.3k 33 Norway
6 Oct 2012 3:24PM
MArvellous, as usual, Ed.
Can you explain where the name comes from? There doesn't appear to be much 'dark green' about her.

Must be the smallest shadow presented for Shadow Saturday thus far. A new record for someone to try and better, I think.Smile

CarolG Plus
10 199 19 Greece
6 Oct 2012 3:48PM
A beauty, Ed, perfectly marked. Carol
Glostopcat Plus
10 255 2 England
6 Oct 2012 3:55PM
This butterfly has green on its inner wings
carper123 Plus
5 955 8 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2012 3:55PM
Well done, Ed, they aree getting better and better, a cracker luv the detail and colours.
Well done.
great close up shot lovely butter flyGrinGrinGrinGrin
Maiwand Plus
10 3 72 England
6 Oct 2012 4:26PM
Quality capture on this one Ed. Great BG.
7 10 10 England
6 Oct 2012 4:54PM
Excellent with or without any shadow.
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.7k 148 England
6 Oct 2012 5:35PM
1 out of 10 for the shadow, Ed Tongue, 9 out of 10 for the butterfly.

EAS Plus
7 1 13 Scotland
6 Oct 2012 5:43PM
She's one very attractive little butterfly!

6 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2012 7:20PM
This is extremely beautiful Butterfly Ed. The array of colours is something quite special. A very pleasing image, one which I certainly admire.

Regards Nathan

Quote:1 out of 10 for the shadow, Ed Tongue, 9 out of 10 for the butterfly.


6 Oct 2012 8:06PM
CLASSIC detail.

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pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2012 8:38PM
Fine shot worth your time and effort Ed - a cracker
pamelajean Plus
10 971 1864 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2012 9:19PM
A bit of a tentative entry for the SatShads, Ed, but a finely detailed fritillary nonetheless.
Irishkate Plus
6 38 104 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2012 10:17PM
Brilliant butterfly image with so much detail and glorious colour.
Glostopcat Plus
10 255 2 England
6 Oct 2012 10:27PM
Many thanks for all your comments and clicks, they are much appreciated, Ed
7 Oct 2012 6:46AM
It's a good one Ed, shadow included. I am still looking forward to locating the big 'O" beast and am going to get some camo so I can approach unseen! Grin
Glostopcat Plus
10 255 2 England
7 Oct 2012 11:08AM
I'd be very careful if I were you Arthur he is a formidable and very scary animal. I read about a man being chased by a red stag and forced to hide up a tree when he was attempting to photograph the red deer rut last week. That would not happen with the Big O when he goes to Exmoor or Ashton would be the poor stag being forced to seek refuge up the tree to escape his clutches!!!WinkGrinTongue
CaroleS Plus
6 425 3 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2012 11:29AM
Very nice detailTongue
Beautifully crisp and great detail
annettep38 Plus
5 218 40 Costa Rica
10 Oct 2012 7:56PM
a pristine beauty, one we don't get round here and really enjoy seeing in your picture.

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