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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 8 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 11 351 33 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2011 12:11PM
V8 for me but such a great set - you did have fun this summerWink
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 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
11 1.2k 1929 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
8 433 3 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2011 12:24PM
A wonderful set, such beautiful and fine detail in V7. Carole
Mike_Young Plus
11 12 9 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2011 12:30PM
Great idea to put this set together, super images every one
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
16 Oct 2011 12:35PM
love those little orange repeats!
CarolG 11 199 20 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
17 918 24 England
16 Oct 2011 12:53PM
A really stunning set of images. Very well done!

Maiwand 11 3 73 England
16 Oct 2011 1:27PM
Amazing series of stunning shots Ed. Spot on.
EAS 9 1 13 Scotland
16 Oct 2011 1:37PM
A delight to view. As always, beuatifully captured shots of these beauties.

Cormy 10 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 7 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
8 22 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 9 2 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2011 4:34PM
WOW! Ed, all 8 are great shots, but i only have one voteSadSadWinkWink
9 10 10 England
16 Oct 2011 4:49PM
A splendiferous set Ed - wish I could give each of them a vote.
Rock Plus
16 10 2 England
16 Oct 2011 5:36PM
Wow a myriad of winged beauties.

A Booth 16 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
7 218 40 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 12 255 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 11 2 1 Australia
16 Oct 2011 7:07PM
More fine work Ed - a pleasure to view ...Bill
Glyn1 9 4 1 England
16 Oct 2011 7:11PM
Excellent set of images, the detail & colours are superb.

janty66 11 3 England
16 Oct 2011 8:02PM
What a wonderful mixed bag of beautiful butterflies...
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2011 8:06PM
Impressive set Ed.

bricurtis 12 2.2k 49 England
16 Oct 2011 8:18PM
Superb set Ed. that male Green- veined White is a real top shot well done.
AnnChown Plus
8 207 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 9 72 2 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2011 8:32PM
Some Butterfly collection, Ed! Excellent photography throughout.
16 Oct 2011 9:11PM
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 7 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 12 255 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 11 135 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 8 10 1 United Kingdom
17 Oct 2011 10:14AM
A well captured set of images................Martin
JustDucky 7 8 Canada
17 Oct 2011 10:18PM
gorgeous set Ed, love them allSmile

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