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    Not as artistic as Neil Burnell's superb shots, but I'm pleased with these from this morning. They're Yorkshire's rarest butterfly, being confined to 3 sites, each of them rather small, so they're in a bit of a precarious position. There were plenty on the wing this morning though, and a couple allowed a close approach for photos.

    [​IMG]Pearl-bordered Fritillary 0893b by Dave O'B, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Pearl-bordered Fritillary (Boloria euphrosyne) by Dave O'B, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Pearl-bordered Fritillary (Boloria euphrosyne) by Dave O'B, on Flickr

    All taken with the Canon 5D MkIV + Canon 180mm f3.5L Macro lens.

    Thanks for looking,

    Dave
     
  2. holty

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    lovely shots
     
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    Beautiful
     
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    3 Lovely shots there and always worth it to see them.
     
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    You're so lucky. We don't get them in the south.
     
  8. Neil Burnell

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    Beautifully captured Dave
     
  9. Callophrys

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    Thanks all!

    Where in the south are you? Bentley Wood in Wiltshire is a well-known site for them.

    *EDIT* It's Bentley Wood in Hampshire which is the Pearl-bordered site!

    Dave
     
    Last edited: May 17, 2018
  10. soupdragon

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    Between Chichester and Portsmouth.
     
  11. Callophrys

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    Assuming you're about halfway between, then there's a site approximately 30 minutes drive from you, Rewell Wood near Arundel. This is one of the Sussex strongholds for this species, which is sadly in decline throughout the UK.

    For a bit more information have a look at the Sussex butterflies website.

    Cheers,

    Dave
     
  12. soupdragon

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    Thanks for that.
     
  13. alfbranch

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    Nice set Dave
     

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