Female Common Blue Butterfly by MikeSquires
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Taken at RSPB Old Moor Reserve in South Yorkshire, England.
This is a beautiful early season female. They are often almost completely brown on the upper wings but this one is nearly as blue as a male. The orange spots give it away as a female though.

Sony a77 with Tamron 90mm f2,8 macro lens.

Unborn tomorrow, and dead yesterday,
Why fret about them if today be sweet!

Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam – Edward Fitzgerald

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  • Marilyn Grimble
    Marilyn Grimbleover 1 year ago

    The detail is phenomenal … to my favs.

  • Thank you Marilyn – and for your ‘fav’ too.

    – MikeSquires

  • Kat Simmons
    Kat Simmonsover 1 year ago

    Oustanding!!

  • Thanks for your comment Kat – and for your ‘fav’.

    – MikeSquires

  • dilouise
    dilouiseover 1 year ago

    Beautiful shot perfectly captured.

  • Thanks Di. It is a really nice specimen with more blue on the wings than usual and in particularly good early season condition.

    – MikeSquires

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonover 1 year ago

    Natures Paintbrush Group
    Beautiful Work
    .

  • CBoyle
    CBoyleover 1 year ago

    lovely shot Mike :)

  • Thanks very much. Pleased you like it.

    – MikeSquires

  • Jo Nijenhuis
    Jo Nijenhuisover 1 year ago


    June 30/2013
    Congratulations Mike with your feature, a wonderful job!
    Enjoy the Permanent Featured Gallery!!!
    Cheers, Jo ;)

  • Thank you Jo. Great to be featured in the ‘Winged Insects Group’.

    – MikeSquires

  • Dean Cunningham
    Dean Cunninghamover 1 year ago

    beautiful butterfly and a wonderful pic mike !

  • Thank you Dean. I’m pleased you like the pic.

    – MikeSquires

  • Rocksygal52
    Rocksygal52over 1 year ago

    CONGRATULATIONS!! brilliant close up of this beautiful Butterfly Mike.

    Cheers Jude x

  • Thank you Jude. I’m pleased you like my work.

    – MikeSquires

  • Lepidoptera
    Lepidopteraover 1 year ago


    July 14/2013
    Enjoy the day Mike with the Just Butterflies Featured Gallery.
    Wish you A Sunny Day with Butterfly Kisses,
    Johanna

  • Thank you Johanna. Lovely to have my work featured in the ‘Just Butterflies’ group.

    – MikeSquires

  • MotherNature
    MotherNatureover 1 year ago

    WOW! How very lovely. FAVE and congratulations on your feature in Just Butterflies:>)

  • Thank you Carol, for your nice comment and your fave.

    – MikeSquires

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