Common Blue Butterflies by MikeSquires

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Taken in the wildlife gardens at RSPB Old Moor, South Yorkshire, England.
Sony a77 with Tamron 180mm macro.

Top Ten – Winged Insects – June Avatar Challenge

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

Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam – Edward Fitzgerald

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  • Penny Odom
    Penny Odomover 2 years ago

    Beautiful work!!

  • Thank you Penny. Your comment is much appreciated.

    – MikeSquires

  • jesika
    jesikaover 2 years ago

    Super (enviable) capture

  • Thanks Jesika. Its been great to see a good number of these this year.

    – MikeSquires

  • Renee Blake
    Renee Blakeabout 2 years ago

    Wonderful shot !

  • Thank you Renee. It was late in the season and the male was looking a bit tatty, but they still make a nice couple don’t they?

    – MikeSquires

  • ThisMoment
    ThisMomentabout 2 years ago

    Another fantastic shot. Are you using a flash?

  • Thank you for your comment. The answer to your question is ‘no’, the picture was taken using natural light. It was shot in ‘Raw’ and processed using Adobe PSE10.

    – MikeSquires

  • Michael L Dye
    Michael L Dyealmost 2 years ago


  • Thank you Michael.

    – MikeSquires

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 1 year ago

    Very nice capture

  • dilouise
    dilouiseover 1 year ago

    I must’ve missed this one first time round too, it’s another lovely shot of these beautiful butterflies.

  • Thanks Di. I’ll have to let you off as I’ve missed a few of yours in my time!

    – MikeSquires

  • Jo Nijenhuis
    Jo Nijenhuisover 1 year ago

    June 15/2013
    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 Insect Group’.

    – MikeSquires

  • Manon Boily
    Manon Boilyover 1 year ago

    a beautiful picture of these two butterflies that seems to have a lot of fun. lol. congrats on your feature ;)

  • Thank you Manon. Looking at the condition of the male, he’s been round the block a few times ‘having fun’! :-)

    – MikeSquires

  • lindsycarranza
    lindsycarranzaover 1 year ago

    So beautiful

  • Thank you Lindsy. I’m so pleased you like it.

    – MikeSquires

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