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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Comments


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.
Ronnie.

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

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acousticmist 5 10 1 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2010 12:23PM
A brilliant clear shot....Martin
Beautiful shot Ed

Chris
EAS Plus
6 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!

Ann
CarolG Plus
9 192 18 Greece
14 Aug 2010 1:22PM
This is a fabulous image, Ed, wonderful colour and detail, what an obliging butterfly! Carol
14 Aug 2010 1:24PM
Beautiful.
Jann
xxx
EMJAYCEE Plus
6 9 10 England
14 Aug 2010 1:40PM
A lovely, well detailed shot of this pretty butterfly.
Joan.
mikbee Plus
8 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 !!
Mick.
NeilWigan Plus
5 11 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
NICE ONE,
14 Aug 2010 4:05PM
nothing common about this guy - great work KT
14 Aug 2010 4:17PM
Lovely sharpe shot well done

Bob
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
9 838 1368 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2010 4:43PM
He is indeed beautiful.
Moira
14 Aug 2010 4:59PM
Perfect title Ed' and that's just what it is.

John Smile
danbrann Plus
11 567 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
Superb shot ~ well captured.
Doc
An excellent shot. Beautiful!
Stunning detail and beautifully captured.
Steve.
Maiwand Plus
9 3 71 England
14 Aug 2010 7:19PM
Beautiful shot Ed. Wonderful closeup.
Ron
Sue_R Plus
10 11 6 Scotland
14 Aug 2010 7:20PM
Lovely sharp image and what a beautiful butterfly.

Sue Smile
franfoto Plus
8 2 32 England
14 Aug 2010 7:28PM
Wow! Impressive or what?
One to be really proud of Ed.
Fran
14 Aug 2010 7:36PM
Lovely colours and detail. Nice work.
Chesey.
14 Aug 2010 7:38PM
Srunning! Never seen one!
14 Aug 2010 7:43PM
A top shot, spot on.
Brian
The comon blue is my favorite butterfly, yours is gorgeous! Impressive details!
Gabriel
pluckyfilly Plus
9 350 33 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2010 8:41PM
excellent shot equals your upload of yesterday
14 Aug 2010 10:18PM
A stunning shot Ed, immaculate detail, I would also say one of your very best,
Geoff.
Gezina Plus
9 3 6 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2010 10:39PM
Lovely colour and detail in this one Ed - a fine captured indeed - Ina
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!
Jennnnn
goso Plus
9 2 1 Australia
15 Aug 2010 1:50AM
A stunner Ed...Bill
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.
Brian.
Glostopcat Plus
9 255 2 England
15 Aug 2010 11:59AM
Many thanks for all your comments and clicks, they are much appreciated, Ed
15 Aug 2010 8:29PM
it certainly is a beautiful blue
bunSmile
teocali Plus
8 421 18 England
16 Aug 2010 10:49PM
Simply exquisite Ed - wonderful detail, colours and in particular wing and body textures.
Sylvia
17 Aug 2010 6:20PM
Beautiful indeed - excellent detail and colour,
Johanna
LV426 Plus
6 7 4 United Kingdom
18 Aug 2010 1:04AM
Truely beautiful detail!
Lovely done.
Tarek
JimV Plus
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
10 922 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
Neil
22 Aug 2010 9:37PM
WOW!!!
23 Aug 2010 8:59PM
stunning image of a very attractive butterfly - well done
great butterfly shots,crisp detail,welll done,allen
Wonderful shot. great detail and colour saturation.
Kamal Purohit
Mynett Plus
7 142 6 United Kingdom
20 Sep 2010 7:35PM
wow - this is really beautiful

Linda

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