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Butterflies of the Cotswolds

By Glostopcat  
A selection of images of butterflies that i've seen this spring and summer when out and about in the Cotswolds.
V1 - A brown argus on a devils bit scabious at Prestbury Hill nature reserve near Cheltenham, taken in mid September
V2 - A small copper at Prestbury Hill taken in early August on a visit there with epzer Tomcat
V3 - A large skipper butterfly at Prestbury Hill taken back in July
V4 - A male green veined white I saw in a country lane near Burford in Oxfordshire back in May
V5 - A male marbled white butterfly feeding on some knapweed in a field near Prestbury Hill, taken back in early July
V6 - A female meadow brown taken at the summit of Leckhampton Hill near Cheltenham back in August
V7 - A male adonis blue butterfly at Swelshill Bank near Stroud, taken in early September
V8 - A wall brown butterfly at the summit of Leckhampton Hill near Cheltenham, taken back in August.

Tags: Butterflies Small copper Green veined white Adonis blue Meadow brown Brown argus Large skipper Marbled white Wall brown Wildlife and nature

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saeidNL 6 3 Netherlands
16 Oct 2011 12:09PM
What Amazing and lovely set of images,All very beautiful,V7 is my favorite,

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pluckyfilly Plus
9 350 33 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2011 12:11PM
V8 for me but such a great set - you did have fun this summerWink
RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
16 Oct 2011 12:12PM
Indeed, what an amazing variety of species demonstrated in this set, Ed, each and every one so beautifully recorded.
mrswoolybill Plus
9 928 1463 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2011 12:21PM
Interesting how over half of these have settled on vegetation where they are effectively camouflaged by colour.
CaroleS Plus
6 419 3 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2011 12:24PM
A wonderful set, such beautiful and fine detail in V7. Carole
Mike_Young 9 12 9 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2011 12:30PM
Great idea to put this set together, super images every one
taggart Plus
11 46 12 United States
16 Oct 2011 12:35PM
love those little orange repeats!
CarolG Plus
9 195 18 Greece
16 Oct 2011 12:46PM
What a cracking set of images, Ed, with V's 4 & 6 being my favourites, closely followed by V.8. Carol
fentiger Plus
15 916 23 England
16 Oct 2011 12:53PM
A really stunning set of images. Very well done!

Maiwand Plus
9 3 71 England
16 Oct 2011 1:27PM
Amazing series of stunning shots Ed. Spot on.
EAS 7 1 13 Scotland
16 Oct 2011 1:37PM
A delight to view. As always, beuatifully captured shots of these beauties.

Cormy 8 3 England
16 Oct 2011 2:23PM
Fine set Ed.I know I'm snuggling up to Carol but it's No.4 for me too.
achieverswales 6 8 101 Wales
16 Oct 2011 3:14PM
Awesome set Ed, V4 for me also.


16 Oct 2011 4:14PM
A stunning collection, v1 and v8 for my choice.
Lillian Plus
7 21 17 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2011 4:21PM
Beautiful colection here Ed, but love the angle and the way the light has captured V3
beautiful set
Brian65 7 2 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2011 4:34PM
WOW! Ed, all 8 are great shots, but i only have one voteSadSadWinkWink
7 9 10 England
16 Oct 2011 4:49PM
A splendiferous set Ed - wish I could give each of them a vote.
Rock Plus
14 10 2 England
16 Oct 2011 5:36PM
Wow a myriad of winged beauties.

A Booth 14 11 4 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2011 6:50PM
a galaxy of natural history beauty, splendid in colour and with great clarity of detail.
annettep38 Plus
5 218 39 Costa Rica
16 Oct 2011 6:51PM
fantastic collection! I got the same regret as Brian, user award is only 1x week, and there is only one vote
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
16 Oct 2011 6:58PM
Many thanks for the User Award Mara, it is greatly appreciated coming from such a talented photographer as yourself, Ed
goso 9 2 1 Australia
16 Oct 2011 7:07PM
More fine work Ed - a pleasure to view ...Bill
Glyn1 7 4 1 England
16 Oct 2011 7:11PM
Excellent set of images, the detail & colours are superb.

janty66 9 3 England
16 Oct 2011 8:02PM
What a wonderful mixed bag of beautiful butterflies...
franken Plus
13 3.9k 4 Wales
16 Oct 2011 8:06PM
Impressive set Ed.

bricurtis Plus
11 2.0k 49 England
16 Oct 2011 8:18PM
Superb set Ed. that male Green- veined White is a real top shot well done.
AnnChown Plus
6 198 1 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2011 8:26PM
Love v4 and v5 particularly - but the whole set is superb Ed!
16 Oct 2011 8:27PM
Stunning shots top draw
TerryMcK 7 71 2 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2011 8:32PM
Some Butterfly collection, Ed! Excellent photography throughout.
Great set of images Ed. V6 my favourite, with V7 and V8 a close 2nd and 3rd.

16 Oct 2011 10:24PM
A superb collection Ed - very very good images - every one of them. Lou
Peagreen 6 1 1 England
16 Oct 2011 10:35PM
Superb set, Ed. Beautiful colour and detail in all and all beautifully captured. Smile
Take care, hope you had a good weekend, Pauline
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
16 Oct 2011 11:07PM
Many thanks for all your comments and clicks folks, they are greatly appreciated, Ed
17 Oct 2011 12:16AM
What a wonderful, wonderful set of images. all just so perfect in every way. I like V4 for the lovely color of the fly - all just superb..Jo
ChiliMan Plus
9 135 17 Singapore
17 Oct 2011 10:10AM
What a lovely collection, Ed. Vs 4 and 5 are my favourites, followed by V7 as a veeery close 3rd.

And you call ME the master of the Ixus?? Smile

Once I'm done with catch-up, I'll be uploading another butterfly. Hope you like it. That'll be a bit later.

acousticmist 6 10 1 United Kingdom
17 Oct 2011 10:14AM
A well captured set of images................Martin
JustDucky 5 8 Canada
17 Oct 2011 10:18PM
gorgeous set Ed, love them allSmile

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