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Beautiful Blue

By Glostopcat  
A male common blue butterfly spreading his wings and enjoying a brief spell of sunshine, in between the numerous showers late yesterday afternoon at the summit of Leckhampton Hill in Gloucestershire. I was lucky enough to find a colony of blues who were coming to life after the cold and unseasonably damp weather. Most of them were as easy to photograph as this fine specimen as their wings hadn't warmed up properly and they were unable to fly too far!

Tags: Male Close-up and macro Cheltenham Common blue butterfly Glos Leckhampton hill Wildlife and nature

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RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
14 Aug 2010 12:15PM
What a superb shot this is, Ed, and IMHO probably one of your best. The colours and detail are impressive.....lovely bit of macro photography.

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baclark 7 3.7k 24 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2010 12:16PM
Beautifully detailed capture.
PinkK 6 80 1 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2010 12:20PM
Beautiful image

(I tried a mod, but it didn't turn out quite right, so I haven't uploaded it)
acousticmist 5 10 1 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2010 12:23PM
A brilliant clear shot....Martin
14 Aug 2010 12:35PM
Beautiful shot Ed

EAS 7 1 13 Scotland
14 Aug 2010 1:20PM
Fabulous Blue! Guess there has to be some good point to dull, rainy weather and you were the fortunate one to discover it!

CarolG Plus
9 195 18 Greece
14 Aug 2010 1:22PM
This is a fabulous image, Ed, wonderful colour and detail, what an obliging butterfly! Carol
Anjantoo 8 7 1 England
14 Aug 2010 1:24PM
7 9 10 England
14 Aug 2010 1:40PM
A lovely, well detailed shot of this pretty butterfly.
mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
14 Aug 2010 1:42PM
Tremendous colour and detail in this one Ed.
Tend to agree with Ronnie.
One of your best !!
NeilWigan Plus
5 12 15 England
14 Aug 2010 1:43PM
Nice shot.
gary_d Plus
8 576 13 Wales
14 Aug 2010 1:48PM
Certainly is up there with your best but its in good company. - gary
14 Aug 2010 1:50PM
koka 7 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2010 4:05PM
nothing common about this guy - great work KT
14 Aug 2010 4:17PM
Lovely sharpe shot well done

14 Aug 2010 4:42PM
not one of your best,EB,it is THE Best

try to get Blue in.flight
it is THE most difficult BF to shoot in.flight
mrswoolybill Plus
9 902 1445 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2010 4:43PM
He is indeed beautiful.
14 Aug 2010 4:59PM
Perfect title Ed' and that's just what it is.

John Smile
danbrann Plus
11 582 16
14 Aug 2010 5:22PM
What a beauty and do you know I have never photographed a butterfly in my life.
14 Aug 2010 5:46PM
Fine capture. A
14 Aug 2010 5:56PM
Superb shot ~ well captured.
An excellent shot. Beautiful!
Stunning detail and beautifully captured.
Maiwand Plus
9 3 71 England
14 Aug 2010 7:19PM
Beautiful shot Ed. Wonderful closeup.
Sue_R 10 11 6 Scotland
14 Aug 2010 7:20PM
Lovely sharp image and what a beautiful butterfly.

Sue Smile
franfoto 8 2 32 England
14 Aug 2010 7:28PM
Wow! Impressive or what?
One to be really proud of Ed.
cheesey 10 2 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2010 7:36PM
Lovely colours and detail. Nice work.
BarbaraB 10 53 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2010 7:38PM
Srunning! Never seen one!
Brian65 7 2 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2010 7:43PM
A top shot, spot on.
14 Aug 2010 8:40PM
The comon blue is my favorite butterfly, yours is gorgeous! Impressive details!
pluckyfilly Plus
9 350 33 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2010 8:41PM
excellent shot equals your upload of yesterday
FeatherFriend 8 38 217 England
14 Aug 2010 10:18PM
A stunning shot Ed, immaculate detail, I would also say one of your very best,
Gezina 9 3 6 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2010 10:39PM
Lovely colour and detail in this one Ed - a fine captured indeed - Ina
Roly 8 Wales
14 Aug 2010 11:11PM
Super detail in this one Ed.Well captured.
taggart Plus
11 46 12 United States
15 Aug 2010 1:16AM
I am envious of this captues--- that blue is ever so splendid!
goso 9 2 1 Australia
15 Aug 2010 1:50AM
A stunner Ed...Bill
Ray42 8 3 England
15 Aug 2010 10:00AM
An excellent shot - very good detail and colour
bricurtis Plus
10 2.0k 49 England
15 Aug 2010 11:57AM
One of your best Ed - a wonderful capture.
Glostopcat Plus
10 255 2 England
15 Aug 2010 11:59AM
Many thanks for all your comments and clicks, they are much appreciated, Ed
bunbeam 10 2 United Kingdom
15 Aug 2010 8:29PM
it certainly is a beautiful blue
teocali Plus
8 441 18 England
16 Aug 2010 10:49PM
Simply exquisite Ed - wonderful detail, colours and in particular wing and body textures.
17 Aug 2010 6:20PM
Beautiful indeed - excellent detail and colour,
LV426 7 7 4 United Kingdom
18 Aug 2010 1:04AM
Truely beautiful detail!
Lovely done.
JimV 9 6 3 Canada
18 Aug 2010 2:31AM
A fine specimen indeed Ed, so well taken and shown in your usual top rate style!
Rgds., Jim
cantona43 Plus
10 923 4 England
18 Aug 2010 7:54PM
what a capture Ed, this is a gem of a shot the detail you have captured is outstanding so lifelike
lianna 6 13 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2010 9:37PM
MrBlueSky 8 12 United Kingdom
23 Aug 2010 8:59PM
stunning image of a very attractive butterfly - well done
24 Aug 2010 4:12PM
great butterfly shots,crisp detail,welll done,allen
Wonderful shot. great detail and colour saturation.
Kamal Purohit
Mynett 7 142 6 United Kingdom
20 Sep 2010 7:35PM
wow - this is really beautiful


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