Saturday, 17 August 2013

A Few More Butterflies

A variety of butterfly images taken recently.

A fresh 'out of the box' Brown Argus.



A Green-veined White (Left) and a Small White (Right) having a 'Mineral' feast.



Two images of different mating pairs of Chalkhill Blue.



I am pleased to say that I have seen more Common Blue in recent days and hopefully there will be sufficient to increase the population for next year.


A Speckled Wood resting in the sunshine.


A Gatekeeper looking well worn.


26 comments:

  1. I can't believe all the butterfly pictures you get. They hardly ever pose nicely for me!!

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    1. You have to sneak up on them Karen.{:))

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  2. Nice Roy! Chalkhill blue I've never seen, so to see a pair mating is lovely. They say in Holland that this year will be one of the best years for butterflies, I think in Uk too?

    Have a nice weekend,
    Marianne

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    1. Thanks Marianne.
      Its been quite good after the disaster of last year, but not great. Hopefully next they will recover even more.

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  3. More superb photos Roy :-)

    I've been extremely busy lately so have not had much time for blogging and what not but I've been enjoying a catch up with your blog today and your recent photos have been outstanding ! The Dragonfly flight shots from the other day were simply stunning and pin-sharp :-)

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  4. Wonderful photos of the butterflies. I love the Brown Argus and the Whites having their feast. I'd love to see the beautiful Chalkhill Blue, I've never seen one.

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  5. Hey Roy... it is still nice to see more butterflies, keep them coming it won't be long before it will be over for another season!! Hopefully all this mating will mean a good year for them next year,but one never can tell!!
    Good that your season has been fruitful, here it has been a not so great year!!
    Love the two facing each other it other like there having a conversation over tea and
    a bite to eat : ))
    Love the Common Blues!!

    Grace

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  6. Zoveel soorten bij elkaar ,geweldig mooi Roy.

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  7. Very nice picture!

    Many greetings.

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  8. Oh, I love the softness of the last one. Hope you have a good weekend.

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  9. Great set of flutters Roy. After a slow start most species appear to have done well this year. Large numbers of Peacocks around over the last few days and an 'explosion' of Chalkhill Blues a week or so ago, so many it was impossible to count them!!...[;o)

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    1. Thanks Trevor. Yes things have looked up pretty well recently and hopefully it bodes well for next year.

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  10. Another grand set of photos Roy. I have seen plenty of flutters recently but not many different types and they just refuse to stay still ;)

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  11. Hello Roy,
    Nice pics and great sightings again!
    My favorite one is the 2 Whites face to face! ;-)
    Enjoy your day, kind regards!

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  12. I love to see Roy, butterflies so you can mine still go places with butterflies. beautiful series

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    1. Thanks Helma, there are still many to be seen.
      Bedankt Helma, zijn er nog veel te zien.

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  13. Hi Roy

    They are all great but I really like the second photo.

    Guy

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