Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Holly Blue

Another one of our really small butterflies is the Holly Blue (Celastrina argiolus) with a wingspan of just 35mm.
This one is a female which I was able to shoot recently. 
The Holly Blue is the first of the small blue species to emerge in the year.







16 comments:

  1. I always find butterflies difficult to photograph - either they don't settle at all or if they do their wings are closed. If they settle with wings spread then they see me coming and fly off just as I've got them in focus:)

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    1. Some are more difficult to approach than others D.
      They appear to slow up in the afternoon, especially the males {:))

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  2. It's always nice to see these Roy, they're few and far between around this area...[;o)

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    1. Yes I don't see many Trevor, I don't think I recorded one last year.

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  3. Beautiful images of this beautiful little blue butterflies. top

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  4. Oh comme il est beau ! Je ne l'ai jamais croisé.
    Jolies photos.

    Pour la bécassine, je les prends en photos dans une réserve en France. Elles sont très proches de nous. 2 mètres parfois.
    Bises

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  5. Holly blue! What a pretty name! Very nice photos, Roy!

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  6. Another gorgeous butterfly. You cetainly see and are able to photograph them so well

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  7. Excellent photos of this pretty butterfly.

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  8. Hey Roy... Now that's a tiny pretty one. I see one similar to this one,but never can get a shot of it. It is way to busy for this old gal to keep up with ;).

    Grace

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