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Oct 9, 2012, 1:29:40 PM
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Comma by Cluke111 Comma by Cluke111
Hello and thank you for visiting.

I took advantage of the fine weather yesterday and visited some former clay pits for a local brickworks that, after many years of hard work by the local authority, have now been transformed into a thriving nature reserve.

As a bonus I bumped into and got chatting with another photographer who is well versed in the habitats and behaviors of the local insect population and he selflessly pointed out the best spots and approaches for getting some great butterfly and dragonfly pictures. As I result I came away with some very pleasing shots of which this is one.

So... hats off to the council for making it all possible and a big thank you to Ian for sharing your knowledge and enthusiasm.

This is a Comma butterfly that was once a bit of a rarity in my neck of the woods but while we were there we saw some dozen or so feeding on an ivy shrub that was in flower - this in a year when there has been an alarming drop in the number of butterfly sightings in the UK. So.. a little bit of cheer in what has been a depressing year for butterflies
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Shadowelve Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Hello :wave:

Your work has been featured in #SkyAndNatureClub's Best of October 2012!
Feel free to comment and :+fav: if you like it and want it to become more popular.

Have a nice day
:heart: =Shadowelve
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Wonderer1000 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
very beautiful!!!
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Egil21 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
:iconsmallwaveplz:Hello!

This work is featured on
The Under-appreciated of October 2012 - part 1


:icongroupsplz::iconskyandnatureclub:
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Will-Farrell Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
Great Shot.
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DundeePhotographics Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Professional Photographer
Superb shot
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Cluke111 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
Many thanks and much appreciated :D
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DundeePhotographics Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Professional Photographer
you`re welcome ;)
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aysetol Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
nice..
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Cluke111 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
Thank you :D
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EllyCrazy Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
very nice
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