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Silver Spotted Skipper

By NigelKiteley
Thanks for the votes and comments on the Long Tailed Blue, and especially to Annette for the UA, all are very much appreciated.

I met up with former EPZ member John Starkey yesterday in the hope of bagging Silver Spotted Skippers (a lifer for him) aswell as Chalkhill Blues at Aston Rowant. Glad to say that the Skippers didn't disappoint and we must have seen at least a dozen. As thin white cloud rolled in just after lunchtime this little beauty was happy to pose for us. There were also hundreds of Chalkhill Blues, including a couple of copulating pairs. All in all it was a really good day and John went away a very happy bunny.

Tags: Butterflies Close-up and macro Wildlife and nature Silver spotted skipper

Voters: Mike_Young, stuart1963, KeithCullis and 33 more

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Mike_Young 14 27 12 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2012 12:40PM
Marvelous image Nigel
bouic Plus
12 3 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2012 12:47PM
Delightful natural history image.

Glostopcat 15 255 2 England
29 Jul 2012 12:53PM
Faultless detail, colours and clarity Nigel, as always you deliver the goods
Ade_Osman 18 4.5k 36 England
29 Jul 2012 1:32PM
Fabulous Nigel, the inclusion of the snail just adds even more impact to it......Shortlisted, along with a quite few others today Tongue

Hope to get up there this week sometime weather and spine permitting Smile

Paintman Plus
14 1.5k 180 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2012 1:51PM
Expert photography imo.

JenniCh 15 32 2 England
29 Jul 2012 2:29PM
Fantastic shot, the detail is superb and the snail just adds something extra.

tomcat 15 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2012 3:01PM
Seems that the white cloud came just at the right time Nigel

Good to hear they are about - might make it there next weekend
This one ticks all the boxes, as usual.

Trust John was in good formWink

29 Jul 2012 3:45PM
Superb image again,Nigel.
NDODS 10 5.2k 127 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2012 3:47PM
A gorgeous Silver Spotted Skipper, captured to perfection, such fantastic natural colour and great detail.

Regards Nathan
TonyDy Plus
12 52 3 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2012 4:20PM
Another superb shot, Nigel.
11 10 10 England
29 Jul 2012 4:30PM
Oh so very good.
Snapitt 12
29 Jul 2012 5:51PM
Fantastic shot Nigel. Lovely sharp detail and excellent b/g.

cassiecat 12 39 46 England
29 Jul 2012 7:22PM
love it.lesley
Louise_Morris 10 2.5k England
29 Jul 2012 7:23PM
Superb image Nigel - bet you didn't get a word in edgeways with John. Never known anyone talk as much as him & never finish a tale!!GrinGrinGrin He's a good mate though! Wink. Lou
29 Jul 2012 7:35PM
Thank you Lesley, most appreciated!
Irishkate Plus
10 45 121 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2012 9:20PM
Absolutely stunning.
Wonderful composition, clarity and colour superb.
annettep38 9 220 42 Luxembourg
29 Jul 2012 11:21PM
Another stunner, well detailed and of course a new species on my wish list.
The red buds area perfect perch for the greenish skipper.

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