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Holly Blue butterfly feeding on forget-me-nots by Rivendell7

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Holly Blue butterfly feeding on forget-me-nots by 

Looks almost abstract the way the folded wings point upwards. You can see this little fellow’s proboscis getting stuck into the flower. It seemed an unusual POV.

Canon 550D with Sigma 105 macro.
Exmoor, West Country, UK. April 2012.


I am a keen amateur photographer enjoying wildlife and nature images taken in West Somerset and on Exmoor.
I am a grandfather and enjoy my reclusive life on the edge of Exmoor, among the wildlife, birds, and nature.
I hope to learn more skills and techniques from some of the amazing artists on this site.

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  • Christina Brundage
    Christina Brun...over 2 years ago

    That’s an amazing shot, Dave – how you get these I’ll never know! Perfect!

  • Akkra
    Akkraover 2 years ago

    This is superb and the pov really is unusual!

  • Thanks so much for the kind comment, Zoe. Lucky one, this one. Much appreciated you looking at it.
    All the best,
    Dave. (meerkat gone, replaced by something similar but with hat ;-) ;-)

    – Rivendell7

  • Rivendell7
    Rivendell7over 2 years ago

    This one was very lucky, Christina, thanks for the lovely comments! I didn’t get a single picture of one last year. This one landed to feed very close while I was getting ready to photograph a frog yesterday (!) – so it was a case of moving very carefully and slowly, as when they take off they fly very fast!
    All the best,

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 2 years ago

  • Thanks for the Chaffinch welcome, Ray, much appreciated.
    Kind regards,

    – Rivendell7

  • Akkra
    Akkraover 2 years ago

    The resemblance is uncanny. ;o)

  • Well, I do say ‘Simples’ in my sleep sometimes ;-)

    – Rivendell7

  • Akkra
    Akkraover 2 years ago

    LOL :o)

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 2 years ago

    Very nice capture Dave

  • Thanks for the kind comment, Larry.
    All the best,

    – Rivendell7

  • Johan  Nijenhuis
    Johan Nijenhuisover 2 years ago

    I liked this so much… Guess what?

    See also the permanent Feature page it can by found each week at the groups messages

  • Thanks so much, Johan, what a lovely surprise. Very much appreciated!!
    Kimd regards,
    Dave :-)

    – Rivendell7

  • Jo Nijenhuis
    Jo Nijenhuisover 2 years ago

    Congratulations Dave with your Feature in Insects, Bugs and Creepy Crawlies!
    Excellent work and very well deserved!!!
    Cheers, Jo ;)

  • Many thanks Jo, that really means a lot to me!! Thanks for the kind comments too!
    Kind regards,
    Dave ;-)

    – Rivendell7

  • John44
    John44over 2 years ago

    Lovely capture.

  • Thanks kindly for the nice comment John,
    All the best to you,
    Dave ;-)

    – Rivendell7

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