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Blue Reward

By phil_j  
During a short break between lessons today, I had s stroll in some light drizzle around a local Park.

I noticed this poor little guy looking a little bedragled and clinging on to a grass stem for dear life in the strong winds. He was in a position where he could easily have gotten trod on so very carefully I managed to get him off the ground and into the relative safety of my hand (see version 2).
After shieding him for a while, he semed to regain his strength and I carefully placed him back down in a safe place away from the main path, I watched for a while, and after about 10 mins or so He rewarded me with this lovely pose on a clover flower, before flying away.

Of course, as I usually do , I had my camera and was lucky enough to get these shots.

Hope you like them.


Tags: General Close-up and macro Wildlife and nature

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Cormy 10 3 England
12 Aug 2009 8:54PM
These are really tremendous Phil.Quite outstanding.

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janty66 10 3 England
12 Aug 2009 8:56PM
1st class....
User_Removed 10 718 1 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2009 9:00PM
Beautiful crisp shot against out of focus BG.
12 Aug 2009 9:08PM
Beautiful shot, very clear and amazing detail and colours. Tops.
cassiecat 9 39 46 England
12 Aug 2009 9:09PM
very nice.lesley
12 Aug 2009 9:14PM
Beautiful image with amazing colours
User_Removed Junior Member 11 16 England
12 Aug 2009 9:43PM
Beautiful captures Phil: indeed a wonderful reward!
tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2009 9:44PM
Good on yer Phil Smile

Paintman Plus
11 1.2k 177 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2009 9:57PM
Excellent image.

redshank 8 1 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2009 10:11PM
Wonderful capture of Common Blue.
rontear Plus
14 8 8 England
12 Aug 2009 11:18PM
Beautifully sharp Phil. Ron.
12 Aug 2009 11:32PM
Superb well composed shot. Excellent colour and detail. Great macro.
bfgstew 11 668 105 England
13 Aug 2009 1:31AM
Half a ton mate!
Superb capture of this little beauty.
CarolG Plus
11 199 20 Greece
13 Aug 2009 5:22AM
Two fabulous images, Phil, the colour is amazing. Carol
Stace Plus
9 2 2 England
13 Aug 2009 8:50AM
Great images

LPatter 8 2 2 Australia
13 Aug 2009 10:29AM
V1 caught my eye and I love V2 also - beautiful, crisp, perfect colours - love the blue against your gold ring in V2 and the crimson clover flower in V1 - both are really superb - well done.....Louisa
chase 12 1.1k 246 England
13 Aug 2009 7:27PM
Really worth the little bit of TLC you gave him Phil.
viscostatic 11 35 5 United Kingdom
13 Aug 2009 8:13PM
Well done - both for rescuing the butterfly and for taking such great photographs.

Glostopcat 11 255 2 England
17 Aug 2009 8:39PM
Absolutely beautiful Phil, I think this one deserves the Terry Thomas award

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