Friday, 29 July 2011

Brown Hairstreak.

During a brief afternoon visit to Bookham Common I was fortunate to add another species to this years list ... a Brown Hairstreak ( Thecla betulae).
Although this individual didn't open its wings I'm guessing that it was a female feeding inbetween egg-laying.   Click here for more images of this speciesFAB.


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29 comments:

  1. Brown Hairstreak...Frank what a fortunate find and the image captured and shared is really a cracker, as you English gents say, love it!

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  2. Beautiful markings under the wings.

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  3. Thanks smalldot

    Hi Mary. An easy one to miss when it sits so still .. just glad I was looking in the right direction.

    Cheers Keith. Would have been nice to find a White-letter as well ... perhaps another day.

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  4. Congrats. Great pose on the white flowers. Blue Skies.

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  5. Hi and thanks for your commnet! So many lovely pictures you've got here! I'm impressed! :)

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  6. Excellent macro photography.

    Regards!

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  7. SUBLIMISSIMO....
    SO VERY ELEGANT....!!
    Not only the Butterfly Beauty....the magnificient composition is simply OUTSTANDING, Frank!!!!

    I wish you a sunny week!!!!!!

    ciao ciao elvira

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  8. Cheers Ken. Thanks for your visit and complimentary comments.

    Thanks Andrew.

    Hi Viola. Welcome and thank you.

    Thank you Tatjana.

    Thanks Eileen.

    Thank you Kerri.

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  9. It seems you have a way with butterflies as well as birds :)

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  10. Hi Tammy. I'm not fussy what gets in front of the lens .. the challenge is getting a reasonable image to keep.

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  11. Many beautiful pictures
    Have a nice day! / SA

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  12. Hello:)
    You've got a really good picture of the butterfly. Yes it was funny that we both had a picture of the butterfly. For they are not easy to picture:)

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  13. Hi sasfoto. Thank you.

    Hi Mimmi. Thanks for returning the compliment.

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  14. Lovely shot, Frank. Never seen one of these.

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  15. Thank you Adrienne and Jeremy.

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  16. Gorgeous! So many lovely pictures you have! :) And a breaking background! ;)

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  17. Well.. two comments better than one.. (I just realized I have given you a comment before..)

    :)

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  18. Uma foto espectacular!As cores da borboleta e das flores são muito belas

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  19. Hi Maria. Welcome and thanks for your kind comments.

    Bem-vindo e obrigado por seus comentários espécie.

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  20. You are missed Frank! Hope all is well for you and your family!

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  21. Wow...how did you do that, man? Amazing...fantastic!

    thank you for sharing
    BShell

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  22. Hi BlueShell. Just patience and steady hands!

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  23. looking like quite the feast there too; lovely photograph. Great find!

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