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Chalkhill Blue I

By Louise_Morris    
Male Chalkhill Blue captured last week Nr Stroud whilst out with Ed (Glostopcat). Wish I could have kept it sharp to the tip of the wings but that was the day it was - enough breeze to move everything once you had perfect focus!!

Thanks for the C&C's on my last upload - appreciated as ever.

Take care, enjoy the sunshine while it lasts,


Tags: General Male Close-up and macro Chalkhill blue Stroud Wildlife and nature August 2012

Voters: Silverzone, CarolG, KarenFB and 16 more

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CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
9 Aug 2012 6:49PM
It's such an awkward task trying to photographs butterflies on a windy day, Lou, you have done very well with this one. Carol

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Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
9 Aug 2012 7:02PM
The poor little fella is hanging on for dear life and getting buffeted by the wind, superbly captured given the conditions we faced. I remember this little guy I have a few shots of him too but not as good as this one, this was the first chalkhill we spotted at Bownham Common and he hung around for quite some time before it warmed up and he was off on his way
Lillian Plus
9 22 17 United Kingdom
9 Aug 2012 7:06PM
Not even going to ask here Lou how do you know if it's a male?Smile
But to my viewing this is a great shot
especially in those conditions
We shook him Lillian - to see if he rattled!!! lol GrinGrinGrin
Norfolkboy 12 1 4 England
9 Aug 2012 7:36PM
Nice shot, Lou.
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
9 Aug 2012 7:53PM
Excellent shot Lou.
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
9 Aug 2012 9:59PM
Good capture Lou.


Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
9 Aug 2012 10:10PM
In answer to Lillian it is fairly easy to ascertain the sex of chalkhill blues and no rattling is needed! lol The males have touches of blue on then when their wings are closed and the females are all a light brown which makes them easy to tell apart
Ray42 10 3 England
10 Aug 2012 7:59AM

Quote:It's such an awkward task trying to photographs butterflies on a windy day, Lou, you have done very well with this one. Carol

My thoughts too - well done and thanks to Glostopcat for the information
gingerdelight 11 298 11 United Kingdom
10 Aug 2012 12:43PM
Very nice indeed Lou!
tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
10 Aug 2012 6:41PM
Well done Lou

I shoved the Burnet up tonightTongueTongueTongueTongueTongue


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