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!
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Common blue butterfly
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