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The Unknown Flyer

By theeyesoftheblind
Out enjoying the sunshine this afternoon!! Stumbled across this butterfly which thankfully didn't fly off straight away. If anyone knows what it is, please let me know.
Thanks for looking and large with F11 might be worth it.
Thanks for all votes and comments on my previous attempt to impress.

Tags: Blue Butterfly Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Wings Wildlife and nature

Voters: ann_g, bdettmer, clur and 25 more

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ann_g 17 19 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2007 4:33PM
Gorgeous colours, beautifully sharp.

Ann Smile
bdettmer 14 1 United States
29 Jul 2007 4:38PM
I think it might be a female eastern butterfly. Not 100% sure. Either way a great shot with pin sharp detail!
29 Jul 2007 4:39PM
Thanks Ann and Bernie.
clur 14 12 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2007 4:42PM
Great shot,pin sharp clive.
i have looked it up for you and looks like a "Female common blue"
mrswoolybill Plus
14 3.0k 2459 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2007 4:44PM
No idea what it is but I love the detail.
jaspernina 14 1.0k Wales
29 Jul 2007 4:44PM
Great capture, well done.

CathyI 17 344 3 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2007 4:45PM
I'd go with Claire on the ID... The latin name is "polyommatus icarus" by the way.
29 Jul 2007 5:03PM
Thanks Claire, Moira, Stephen and Cathy.
Cabit 14 104 England
29 Jul 2007 5:17PM
Spot on Clive, they always fly off for me.
29 Jul 2007 5:27PM
Thanks Dave. Just need to glue them down. LOL
Kool_Kat 15 166 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2007 5:32PM
Ive yet to see one this year this is a beauty
Arty 18 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2007 5:55PM
Cracking capture! So detailed.
dianah 15 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2007 6:14PM
Brilliant..great detail and colour..I can't get butterflies to stay still for me.
29 Jul 2007 6:40PM
Thanks Kath, Arty and Di. They do take a lot of following in general.
29 Jul 2007 6:58PM
Such fascinating detail, well captured
taggart Plus
17 47 14 United States
29 Jul 2007 7:01PM
Fantastic capture-- sharp with perfect color-- I love these little blues!

Soom 16 1 England
29 Jul 2007 7:16PM
Wow! Stunning. Excellent fine detail.
29 Jul 2007 8:27PM
Thanks Graham, Jennnnn and Soo.
Topo 14 England
29 Jul 2007 8:29PM
gorgeous and so sharp - great image Clive !
Mandi x
sparklep 14 146 1
29 Jul 2007 8:31PM
Stunning. lovely, beautiful.
crimp 14 England
29 Jul 2007 8:36PM
Cracking close up, nice work.
29 Jul 2007 9:54PM
Thanks Jacqui and Kelly.
nicos 14 England
29 Jul 2007 10:31PM
Nice work Clive great photo.
29 Jul 2007 10:34PM
Thanks Nick.
csr 14 3 England
29 Jul 2007 10:54PM
Great shot
brayzo 14 England
29 Jul 2007 11:01PM
Cracking shot Clive.

29 Jul 2007 11:11PM
Thanks Chris, thanks Mel.
imagio 15 12 1 England
30 Jul 2007 9:54AM
Awesome capture Clive

BEVZED 14 1.1k United Kingdom
30 Jul 2007 9:02PM
Stunning! Absolutely pin sharp, unbelievable detail, wonderful capture
30 Jul 2007 10:04PM
Wonderful detail

janty66 14 3 England
31 Jul 2007 5:05PM
Stunning detail...
Glostopcat 15 255 2 England
7 Aug 2007 8:44PM
An excellent detailed shot of this pretty little common blue butterfly
RoseTeal 16 7 England
14 Aug 2007 7:14PM
This is so delicate. Fantastic.



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