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Summertime Blues II

By Glostopcat  
A set of images of blue butterflies all taken this summer, these were all taken at Prestbury Hill unless stated
V1 - Male Adonis blue at Swelshill Bank in Stroud, Glos
V2- Male Common blue at Sand Bay, Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset
V3 - Common blue on devils bit scabious
V4 - Brown argus on knapweed
V5 - Female Chalkhill blue on knapweed
V6 - Male Adonis blue at Swelshill Bank Stroud
V7 - Chalkhill blue on carline thistle
V8 - Male Chalkhill blue
V9 - Female adonis blue on carline thistles
V10 - Common blue on knapweed
V11- Brown argus
V12 - Male Adonis blue at Swelshill Bank
V13 - Male Chalkhill Blue
V14 - Brown Argus

Tags: Close-up and macro Brown argus Common blues Glos Wildlife and nature Blue butterflies Chalkhill Blues Adonis blues

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15 Sep 2013 12:46AM
Excellent set of well detailed images

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richmowil Plus
9 352 2 England
15 Sep 2013 12:49AM
Nice set of images - good detail and colour in all Ed!!
15 Sep 2013 12:52AM
Super set of images Ed, one of your best,
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
15 Sep 2013 12:57AM
Like the blue in v1!
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
15 Sep 2013 1:36AM
A super set and all very beautiful......Sandy
Such a beautiful set of one nature's most beautiful creations !!!!

Lynette GrinGrin
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
15 Sep 2013 5:28AM
Difficult to choose a favourite from this excellent set, Ed, but I think I will plump for V.8 today. Carol
15 Sep 2013 7:42AM
Another fine set of beautiful images, Ed!

15 Sep 2013 7:46AM
V1 a good choice as a lead picture to this lovely set Ed'.

John Smile
NaturesHaven 6 283 6 England
15 Sep 2013 7:50AM
Nice catalogue of memories......javascript:;..GrinGrinGrin
Nigeve1 Plus
5 1.4k 101 United Kingdom
15 Sep 2013 7:53AM
Great set, V1 the winner for me.
LynneJoyce Plus
10 20 99 United Kingdom
15 Sep 2013 8:29AM
Yet another chapter in your lovely butterfly book.
CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
15 Sep 2013 8:41AM
An excellent set Ed - the colour in V1 is stunningSmile
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
15 Sep 2013 8:53AM
V1 is inded stunning.
I just have a suspicion that at the end of the season you are going to set us an exam paper on identifying these... Wink
annettep38 Plus
7 218 40 Costa Rica
15 Sep 2013 9:58AM

Quote:V1 is inded stunning.
I just have a suspicion that at the end of the season you are going to set us an exam paper on identifying these... Wink

I never could identify them till Ed and uncle who knows it all told me off!
Here is the worlds best cheat!

And it is a stunning serie Ed
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
15 Sep 2013 10:10AM
The Genesis of the Butterfly by Victor Hugo

The dawn is smiling on the dew that covers
The tearful roses; lo, the little lovers
That kiss the buds, and all the flutterings
In jasmine bloom, and privet, of white wings,
That go and come, and fly, and peep and hide,
With muffled music, murmured far and wide.
Ah, the Spring time, when we think of all the lays
That dreamy lovers send to dreamy mays,
Of the fond hearts within a billet bound,
Of all the soft silk paper that pens wound,
The messages of love that mortals write
Filled with intoxication of delight,
Written in April and before the May time
Shredded and flown, playthings for the wind's playtime,
We dream that all white butterflies above,
Who seek through clouds or waters souls to love,
And leave their lady mistress in despair,
To flit to flowers, as kinder and more fair,
Are but torn love-letters, that through the skies
Flutter, and float, and change to butterflies

A fantastic set and some wonderful words to accompany it kindly provided by Victor Hugo....
15 Sep 2013 10:43AM
Lovely set.
Philip_H 6 1 United Kingdom
15 Sep 2013 11:20AM
Great set of images.

Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
15 Sep 2013 12:01PM
A set of images which makes me glad to be alive - these beautiful butterflies
on lovely flowers and grasses. It is strange in a way that so many of you butterfly specialists are men,
so we girls obviously don't understand your finer sensitivities!
V8 is my absolute favourite but love V1, 3, 10,11, 13,and 14 because of less cluttered b/g -
just the way I'd like to capture them.
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
15 Sep 2013 1:09PM
Stunning set Ed and I believe you led with the correct capture.


15 Sep 2013 4:28PM
Excellent set of stunning images. You are going to miss those butterflies - til next year!
ali63 Plus
6 775 1 United Kingdom
15 Sep 2013 4:48PM
A beautiful series of Blues, V13 being my favourite Smile

EAS 9 1 13 Scotland
15 Sep 2013 4:53PM
Love all these pretty blues, especially V1. Just green with envy that you get to see so many in reality! TongueGrin

Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
15 Sep 2013 5:14PM
Many thanks for all your comments and clicks and to David "dven" for the user award, they are greatly appreciated, Ed
robway 13 318 Wales
15 Sep 2013 5:14PM
Amazing detail in all the images, beautifully done.

EileenH 4 1 United Kingdom
15 Sep 2013 5:55PM
Beautiful set Smile

ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
15 Sep 2013 7:27PM
Amazing...yet another fabulous collection, Ed. And yep, V1 so deserves to lead this lot Smile

tonyguitar 6 65 37 Canada
15 Sep 2013 7:43PM
The fine detail quality makes all of these a real pleasure to muse over. Our local high ranking bird man, Mike Yip, [ Google;..Vancouver Island Birds ], has switched focus to butterflies. Far more demanding as travel costs and energy demand seems to be higher. TG
Driving up and down mount Washington and others costs wear and tear and money.
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
15 Sep 2013 7:57PM
You really did get loads of butterflies Ed superb set.ll
JuBarney 7 26 3 United Kingdom
15 Sep 2013 8:11PM
V1 is a beautiful shot; internet too slow to see the others!
Rock Plus
16 10 2 England
15 Sep 2013 8:13PM
14 votes today !

pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2024 United Kingdom
15 Sep 2013 8:48PM
Now you're just braggingGrinGrinGrin!
There ain't no cure for those summertime blues!
15 Sep 2013 8:55PM
Great set Ed. V1 my favourite. Cathy
saeidNL 8 3 Netherlands
15 Sep 2013 8:59PM
Excellent and wonderful set of image,ED,all very beautiful indeed,
15 Sep 2013 10:00PM
A fantastic and stunning setSmileSmileSmile
Ridgeway 11 222 2 Ireland
15 Sep 2013 10:16PM
Stunning variety of butterflies. So well taken and presented.

mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
15 Sep 2013 11:41PM
A well coloured and varied set Ed.
And I went into my kitchen today and I saw two Common Blues dancing on my jar of jam.
I asked them what were they doing on my jam jar ?
They said the lid told them too, ''twist to open'' !!
18 Sep 2013 7:22PM
You have been busy Ed No 1 for me great collection.

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