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Adonis Blue

By NigelKiteley
Many thanks for the votes and comments on the Common Blue and especially to BRabbitts and Christazzopardi for their UA's, all are very much appreciated.

On Saturday i went to Swell's Hill near Stroud with John Starkey. When we arrived at 6.00am we found plenty of roosting Chalkhill Blues aswell as a few Brown Argus, Common Blues and Meadow Browns. As the sun appeared and the temperature rose we found this stunning male Adonis Blue warming up. I am pretty sure that he had not long emerged as he was absolutely immaculate and posed really well for us. By lunchtime we had found two more fresh males but the wind had really got up and photography was almost impossible so we called it a day.

Tags: Butterflies Close-up and macro Wildlife and nature Adonis blues

Voters: Dilys, Fefe, annettep38 and 42 more

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Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2012 1:48PM
Lovely shot! Great colourGrin

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annettep38 Plus
7 218 40 Costa Rica
20 Aug 2012 1:51PM
Excellent shot! A real poser here.. the blue is just perfect.
richmowil Plus
9 352 2 England
20 Aug 2012 1:59PM
First Class image of a beautiful specimen!
bertie1983 6 12 England
20 Aug 2012 1:59PM
stunning capture
Tibetan 6 3 England
20 Aug 2012 2:21PM
Good detail and great colour, like it, regards Leon.Grin
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
20 Aug 2012 5:15PM
A stunning close up of this beautiful and brilliant blue butterfly, the detail and colour are simply glorious. I think I will be making a trip over to Swelshill and Rodborough again in the not too distant futureWink
20 Aug 2012 5:40PM
Wow. What a fantastic shot. so clear and sharply detailed.
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
20 Aug 2012 6:02PM
A fantastic capture, Nigel, what a stunning colour. Carol
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2012 6:43PM
Beautiful macro.

TonyDy Plus
9 10 3 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2012 7:29PM
Stunning shot, Nigel.
Steve_S Plus
12 181 3 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2012 8:07PM
Well worth the early start mate, superb macro image
KarenFB Plus
12 5.0k 171 England
20 Aug 2012 8:27PM
Absolutely brilliant!
20 Aug 2012 8:47PM
A beautiful image Nigel - hopefully you did get a word or two in edgeways with the inimitable Mr S!! Lou
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2012 10:05PM
A stunning image of a very beautiful butterfly.
The body looks so perfect and wings so detailed.
21 Aug 2012 8:00PM
Superb shot Nigel. Detail is excellent as is the colour.


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