Holly Blues

By Glostopcat  
Three shots of hollyblue butterflies all taken fairly recently. V1 and V2 are of the same butterfly on some potentilla in my back garden, and v3 was taken at my allotment.

Tags: Garden Close-up and macro Potentilla Glos Allotment Wildlife and nature Holly blue butterflies

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Beautiful set, good detail. Sylvia

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CarolG Plus
10 199 19 Greece
8 Aug 2010 1:21PM
Super captures, Ed, wonderful soft blue colour and excellent detail. Carol
8 Aug 2010 1:43PM
3 wonderful captures, like the boarders you have used!!! x x x
RonnieAG Plus
7 153 116 Scotland
8 Aug 2010 1:49PM
3 great shots, but V 1 being the favourite for me, Ed, as the greyish blue of the wings seems to show up so well against the green b/g. As always, captured in remarkable detail and very natural colours. I have still to see my first butterfly up here!
Paul_cats Plus
11 61 22 Scotland
8 Aug 2010 2:04PM
Superb set Ed. All pin sharp and full of detail.
Daisymaye Plus
8 23 10 Canada
8 Aug 2010 2:37PM
Three lovely images Ed. Not big on the bright borders though. .............Sandy
8 Aug 2010 2:42PM
V2 for me Ed'.

John Smile
8 Aug 2010 3:11PM
Nice set,
bricurtis Plus
11 2.1k 49 England
8 Aug 2010 3:28PM
Got to be V1 for me Ed - beautiful composition.
8 Aug 2010 3:37PM
V1 for me - shows the butterfly and its surroundings so well.

Superb set Ed, my favourite today is V1 Grin
Lovely set of close-up's, all superb but my fav is V1.
Maiwand Plus
10 3 72 England
8 Aug 2010 3:56PM
Lovely series Ed. Its V1 for me.
Ed,best Blue in.flight shot here,if u look very sharp....
gingerdelight Plus
10 298 11 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2010 4:53PM
What a lovely series!
PinkK 7 80 1 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2010 5:06PM
Wonderful set!
8 Aug 2010 5:44PM
Great captures, very good detail, nice set,
8 Aug 2010 6:11PM
Delicate butterfly, appropriately delicate and high quality images Ed.

pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2010 6:32PM
V1 best of the series to date
Super quality images Topcat.
8 Aug 2010 8:14PM
Excellent set Ed.
Sue_R Plus
10 11 6 Scotland
8 Aug 2010 8:14PM
Just beautiful! V1 is a real gem.

Sue Smile
8 Aug 2010 8:27PM
V1 an excellent close up Ed, super detail, such a lovely little butterfly, one that eludes me, perhaps this year.
Gezina Plus
10 3 6 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2010 8:41PM
Lovely trio Ed - another that I'm still have to add to my p/f - Ina
pamelajean Plus
10 971 1862 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2010 8:42PM
V1 is an absolute cracker.
8 Aug 2010 9:03PM
Three great close up Ed, the detail is super, very nice work mate.
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
8 Aug 2010 9:04PM
I especially like the butterfly on the potentilla-- all wonderfully exposed and finished!
Glostopcat Plus
10 255 2 England
8 Aug 2010 10:49PM
Many thanks for all your comments and clicks, and to Mara for the user award, it is greatly appreciated, Ed
mikbee Plus
9 3 8 Scotland
8 Aug 2010 11:02PM
Wonderful detail and colours Ed.
Excellent shots.
goso Plus
10 2 1 Australia
9 Aug 2010 12:48AM
Three beauts Ed...Bill
9 Aug 2010 8:26AM
Great shots love his furry wing tips
3 nice shots 1 being my favorite
9 Aug 2010 2:43PM
Great shots, nicely done.
Return of "Papillon" yellow border nice touch old man
Herge88 Plus
9 40 4 England
9 Aug 2010 4:25PM
Fantastic detail,dof and colour.

Best Matt
9 Aug 2010 10:00PM
3 good shots Ed but V1 is a cracker,
9 Aug 2010 10:47PM
Wonderful captures, Ed, love v.1 especially with its border which works so well.
10 Aug 2010 12:12PM
3 beauties
cantona43 Plus
11 924 4 England
10 Aug 2010 7:39PM
an outstanding trio Ed, stunning detail
JimV Plus
10 6 3 Canada
11 Aug 2010 5:44AM
Where do you get all the time to do what you do Ed? Wonderful garden, an allotment, indefatigable tog tramping all over the countryside, and holding down a job too.......phew!! Glad you do it all though as you give us some wonderful images to view as a result, as these prove!
Rgds., Jim
Mynett Plus
8 142 6 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2010 1:05PM
I still have not managed to see many of these..... you must have them all .....

11 Aug 2010 9:54PM
V1 is outstanding, saw my first this year.
AnneWorner Plus
9 620 43 United States
13 Aug 2010 6:26PM
Excellent, all three, and I really like the deep tones in v2.

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