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Adonis Blue 2014 No 1

By tomcat    
An Adonis Blue Polyommatus bellargus taken yesterday, in the good company of my friend Nigel KiteleySmile

A last minute decision to go to Stroud and as such I was on the road by 4.20am and back home by 1.30pm
Well worth it though to see these beauties again. Also it was the last BF session of the yearSad

Still getting to grips with the 7DBlush

Many thanks to Trev (Trev_B) & Ade (ade123), for their awards given to the Brown Argus


PS Still working on the Moth set-up, so it could be a while before there is anything productiveWink

Tags: Butterflies Insects Wildlife Blues Adonis blue Stroud Gloucs Wildlife and nature

Voters: Alan_Baseley, Trev_B, DicksPics and 81 more

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25 Aug 2014 8:28AM
A beauty Adrian,
Trev_B 14 151 68 England
25 Aug 2014 8:30AM
Another top notch butterfly Ade.

25 Aug 2014 8:31AM
Your standards never drop, Adrian!

senn 10 5 1 Belgium
25 Aug 2014 8:50AM
fine detail, effective expo ..
Another beauty Adrian,stunning colour and detail.

RonnieAG Plus
12 154 119 Scotland
25 Aug 2014 9:28AM
That journey shows such dedication to your craft: superb shot, of course, as ever and well worth the effort, Adrian.
25 Aug 2014 9:48AM
Nice capture here Adrian and it looks in very good condition. You know you could still do the bird photography with a lighter lens like the 400mm F5.6 I think you had one before and got good results.
25 Aug 2014 10:09AM
Well captured. Terrific image.
Alison_S 15 339 United Kingdom
25 Aug 2014 11:11AM
Stunning light, colour and detail..........a real beauty of an image. Grin
TonyDy Plus
13 55 3 United Kingdom
25 Aug 2014 11:14AM
Superb shot, Adrian.
JuBarney Plus
10 34 5 United Kingdom
25 Aug 2014 11:27AM
A beautiful shot
Glostopcat 15 255 2 England
25 Aug 2014 11:50AM
A cracking close up of this adonis blue Adie, the colourful natural background shows this butterfly at its best. It looks like Nigel took you to Swelshill and the location we found on Minchinhampton Common. I agree with Pete regarding the birding lens, that Canon 400mm one is a cracker, Gary Durbin has one and he gets some excellent pictures with it. It is also really light and not too large so it will fit in a normal size backpack or camera bag
Mollycat Plus
8 21 2 United Kingdom
25 Aug 2014 12:11PM
It may be the last of the season, if so, its a cracker to end with.
teocali Plus
13 442 18 England
25 Aug 2014 1:13PM
Sweet light and rich saturated tones, Adrian. Detailed and composed to perfection. Looks like you have mastered the 7DSmile Wink
Daisymaye Plus
13 23 20 Canada
25 Aug 2014 1:26PM
Excellent capture.
oll1e 14 57 2 United Kingdom
25 Aug 2014 2:45PM
Good to see you are already settled with your new cam Ade ,super colour,light and clarity Wink
CarolG 15 199 20 Greece
25 Aug 2014 2:52PM
Superb, as always, Adrian. 5pm and 33C here today, more forecast. Carol
franken Plus
19 5.3k 4 United Kingdom
25 Aug 2014 3:35PM

CaroleS Plus
11 442 3 United Kingdom
25 Aug 2014 3:44PM
Superb as always!
DerekL 16 228 24 England
25 Aug 2014 5:40PM
Cracking image Adrian.
The 7d has certainly produced the goods for you.

bricurtis Plus
16 2.5k 51 England
25 Aug 2014 5:44PM
Immaculate detail Adrian - beautiful specimen.
25 Aug 2014 5:49PM
A stunning image Adrian, great to see you yesterday. Roll on Spring mate!
Jenny-D 11 1 United Kingdom
25 Aug 2014 6:13PM
Gorgeous images Adrian, especially love the colours!

Jenny Smile
25 Aug 2014 6:13PM
Stunning shot, Adrian!!!Smile
Irishkate Plus
11 45 121 United Kingdom
25 Aug 2014 6:18PM
Looks like you've got a sun lamp on this one.
Rich and vibrant.
Kate GrinGrinGrin
viscostatic 15 50 11 United Kingdom
25 Aug 2014 6:33PM
Wonderful colours and great detail Adrian.

Quite stunning in every respect.

pamelajean Plus
15 1.7k 2239 United Kingdom
25 Aug 2014 6:56PM
Lovely overall echoing tones.
Mike_Smith Plus
14 840 2 United Kingdom
25 Aug 2014 7:30PM
Cracking image as always Adrian, a pleasure to view
FeatherFriend 14 38 217 England
25 Aug 2014 7:58PM
Sheer magic Adrian,
Lillian Plus
12 23 17 United Kingdom
25 Aug 2014 8:17PM
All been said Adrian, but yes... a real beauty,
No ...didn't manage to chat about you yesterdayWink
Richsr 14 91 223 England
25 Aug 2014 8:33PM
Like the angle and good colours and details Adrian, congrats on the UA too
Karen_Summers 12 8 1 United Kingdom
25 Aug 2014 8:44PM
Lovely vibrant image
25 Aug 2014 10:00PM
Lovely shot Adrian. Not many butterflies here and not a patch on last year. Cathy
Maiwand 15 3 73 England
25 Aug 2014 11:00PM
Sheer beauty Adrian. A cracker.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
25 Aug 2014 11:05PM
Outstanding image, Adrian. One of your best.GrinGrin

Sezz 16 619 15 England
26 Aug 2014 10:24AM
You've show it's markings off beautifully here Adrian!

Sarah *
26 Aug 2014 11:01AM
Superb image Adrian Lovely complimentary colours throughout.

JohnoP 16 2
26 Aug 2014 9:38PM
A beauty Adrian! Smile John
Mavis 19 143 2 England
28 Aug 2014 11:43AM
All been said SUPERB xx
annettep38 10 220 42 Luxembourg
28 Aug 2014 10:19PM
Simply amazing and spotless (well the wings have spots)
fishiee 17 478 3 United Kingdom
30 Aug 2014 9:51AM
A real stunner!!

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