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Damon Blue

By NigelKiteley
Many thanks for all the votes and comments on the Spanish Chalkhill Blue, and especially to ValSaxby for the GEA and myrab for the UA, all are very much appreciated.

I've spent the last two days with Ben and Pilu in Burgos, 220km north of Madrid. The aim was mainly to try and find the five species of Anomalous Blues that occur in the region aswell as any other lifers. This beautiful Damon Blue was one of three species of Anomalous Blues that we found and we also found five other lifers So all in all a great end to the trip which finishes tomorrow when Ben and i return to England Sad (in search of Brown Hairstreaks!) Smile.

Tags: Butterflies Close-up and macro Wildlife and nature Damon blue

Voters: Paintman, Brian_Scott, bertie1983 and 30 more

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Paintman Plus
11 1.2k 177 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2012 6:38PM
A superb photo in every way.


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bertie1983 6 12 England
14 Aug 2012 6:45PM
lovely Smile
14 Aug 2012 6:50PM
A stunning sharp image of great quality.

9 10 10 England
14 Aug 2012 6:50PM
Definitely worthy of a gold medal.
TonyDy Plus
9 10 3 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2012 7:12PM
Absolutely superb shot, Nigel. Perfect in all respects.
Steve_S Plus
12 181 3 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2012 7:16PM
Excellent mate and great perch Smile
fishiee 14 478 3 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2012 9:17PM
Stunningly delicate butterfly Nigel and captured superbly. Really attractive seed head it's perched on too.

My only criticism is the background. I'd darken down the top half a little as it's a bit over powering and maybe lighten the bottom right a little too.
Joline Plus
12 30 53 United States
14 Aug 2012 9:53PM
Damned near perfect! Beautiful.
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2012 10:30PM
Words fail me to express the beauty captured here.
The flower is sooooo beautiful and abuttefly to match!!!
tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
15 Aug 2012 5:33PM
Well worthy of owt on offer NigelSmile

A superb shot in every way mate

Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
15 Aug 2012 6:19PM
A brilliant close up of this tiny beauty Nigel, it looks like you've had a productive and enjoyable time on your Spanish vacation, it's back to wind and rain over here again though!Sad
annettep38 Plus
7 218 40 Costa Rica
17 Aug 2012 11:45AM
another marvel! I think this is aiming at a definite stopover...

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