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Prestbury Hill Blue

By Glostopcat  
A male common blue butterfly basking in some early evening sunshine at Prestbury Hill nature reserve near Cheltenham. Unfortunately there is a shadow of a blade of grass across one of the wings which i did not notice until I got home and downloaded it onto my computer. This one was taken on a visit I made on Friday evening after finishing work. I saw a number of common blues, small heaths, large skippers and burnet moths and a couple of small blues, one green hairstreak, one brimstone, one red admiral, one small copper and one dingy skipper whilst I was there, as well as one yellow hammer singing in a tree and a roe doe which I surprised when walking through the area close to the wood that divides the two parts of the reserve.

Tags: Close-up and macro Common blue butterfly Glos Wildlife and nature Prestbury hill nature reserve Butterfly conservation

Voters: abeeror2, Irishkate, RonnieAG and 62 more

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abeeror2 8 23 Australia
23 Jun 2013 12:09AM
That is perfection, stunning!
Irishkate Plus
10 44 118 United Kingdom
23 Jun 2013 12:11AM
OK now you're just showing off - all those butterflies, a bird and a roe deer!
a beautiful blue here - I'v even got one of thos ein my P/f.
Just uploaded an image for you right after this one!!!
Mistaken ID though!
RonnieAG Plus
11 154 119 Scotland
23 Jun 2013 12:15AM
A beautiful butterfly, the wing colours gorgeous, and so well captured in fine detail: the green showing through the wing you may not have wished for, Ed, but for me it does not distract.
23 Jun 2013 12:38AM
Super detailed image
taggart Plus
16 47 14 United States
23 Jun 2013 1:17AM
Perfection, PLUS!
Ade_Osman 17 4.5k 36 England
23 Jun 2013 1:22AM
Perfect on the POV score ED, which is where my recent captures failed me, but that was more to do with my dodgy spime than anything else Wink Got a few classics coming up over the next week which should get your attention, keep an eye out for them......Oh and as a early heads up, we might be able to do CH on Thursday.....

Gubito 10 Indonesia
23 Jun 2013 2:08AM
very well exposed & great details...
mossy 8 46 1 England
23 Jun 2013 3:59AM
Thats a canny day out in my book. Grin
Daisymaye Plus
12 23 18 Canada
23 Jun 2013 4:58AM
A super capture. Great detail and such a lovely colour........Sandy
Hermanus 8 4 South Africa
23 Jun 2013 5:23AM
A real beauty this one Ed !! it was a fruitful day indeed Smile
CarolG 14 199 20 Greece
23 Jun 2013 6:20AM
What a beauty, Ed, such a wonderful rich colour, perfectly captured. Carol
silverfoxey 11 17 2 United Kingdom
23 Jun 2013 6:50AM
Excellent capture, and spot on sharp image. Very nice presentation. Well done. James Smile
LynneJoyce Plus
12 22 101 United Kingdom
23 Jun 2013 7:02AM

Quote:A beautiful butterfly, the wing colours gorgeous, and so well captured in fine detail: the green showing through the wing you may not have wished for, Ed, but for me it does not distract.

I agree, it doesn't detract at all.
23 Jun 2013 9:11AM
Smashing Ed'.

John Smile
rayme330 9 17 1 United Kingdom
23 Jun 2013 9:12AM
Another stunning study, Ed.

23 Jun 2013 9:20AM
Great capture Ed,
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.7k 2375 United Kingdom
23 Jun 2013 9:23AM
Perfect placement for me.
23 Jun 2013 9:34AM
This is simply stunning, Ed!
Fabulous detail.

User_Removed 11 48 1 United Kingdom
23 Jun 2013 9:40AM
A super detailed image.
CaroleS Plus
10 442 3 United Kingdom
23 Jun 2013 9:49AM
Superb detail!
11 10 10 England
23 Jun 2013 10:02AM
I think it's perfect Ed.Smile
ChiliMan 14 135 17 Singapore
23 Jun 2013 10:42AM
What...a stellar...SHOT. I didn't even notice the blade of grass. And now that I have, it is completely inconsequential, Ed.


saltireblue Plus
10 11.6k 71 Norway
23 Jun 2013 11:13AM
That pesky blade of grass is so oof that it does not in any significant way detract from what is an exceptionally good capture, Ed.
What a rich day you had - all those different and varied 'spots'.

dmhuynh72 13 44 3 United Kingdom
23 Jun 2013 11:35AM
stunning macro Ed
23 Jun 2013 12:27PM
Excellent !!
TonyDy Plus
12 52 3 United Kingdom
23 Jun 2013 1:06PM
Superb shot, Ed.
Maiwand 14 3 73 England
23 Jun 2013 1:37PM
Superb shot Ed. What a glorious colour.
achieverswales 10 8 101 Wales
23 Jun 2013 2:29PM
Love it Ed, excellent capture!


23 Jun 2013 3:03PM
That's a beauty Ed, lovely colour and detail, the weather down here
is due to improve after today, will be great to get out with the camera
AnnChown 11 207 1 United Kingdom
23 Jun 2013 6:18PM
He's gorgeous! A super capture.
MalcolmS Plus
15 1.2k 13 England
23 Jun 2013 6:32PM
Fine details and colours Ed

pluckyfilly 14 351 33 United Kingdom
23 Jun 2013 7:34PM
stunning detail Ed
saeidNL 11 3 Netherlands
23 Jun 2013 7:43PM
Excellent and great capture,ED,very well done,
Glostopcat 14 255 2 England
23 Jun 2013 8:02PM
Many thanks for all your comments and clicks and to Andrew "Chiliman", Carol "CarolG", Richard "Dickspics" and Ann "Pluckyfilly" for the user awards, they are greatly appreciated, Ed
bricurtis Plus
15 2.4k 51 England
23 Jun 2013 8:24PM
A beautifully detailed specimen Ed - wonderful wing and body textures.
23 Jun 2013 11:58PM
Lovely shot
28 Jun 2013 7:41PM
A beauty Ed,
Dave87 13 42 5 England
28 Jun 2013 9:53PM
Well spotted - lit and captured - Ed.

The lighting is super.


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