Dordogne June 2017

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Dordogne June 2017

Postby cecropia117 » Wed Jul 05, 2017 6:58 pm

Spent the last 2 weeks of June in the far north of the Dordogne.

Saw lots of butterflies, but thought I'd share one I never thought I would see!

Adonis ab 3.JPG

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Re: Dordogne June 2017

Postby Padfield » Wed Jul 05, 2017 7:35 pm

I presume that's an exceptionally blue ceronus.

Do share some of the others too!

Guy

EDIT: Or coelestis ... Or do you know some other name for this aberration? She's a beautiful insect.
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Re: Dordogne June 2017

Postby Chris Jackson » Wed Jul 05, 2017 8:35 pm

cecropia117 wrote: ... Saw lots of butterflies, but thought I'd share one I never thought I would see! ...

Wow. Amazing colours. I'd like to photograph one of those. :D
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Re: Dordogne June 2017

Postby cecropia117 » Wed Jul 05, 2017 8:41 pm

She was an absolute beauty. When I first saw her, I didn't know what she was. I couldn't get a shot of the underside but she was a typically marked female Adonis. She certainly set the pulse racing!

The Gite we stayed at was surrounded by a patchwork of woodland and flower meadows, which contained a huge colony of Large Blues. In a twenty minute walk you could count 50+ easily. They were vary variable too.
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Re: Dordogne June 2017

Postby Kip » Thu Jul 06, 2017 9:32 pm

What a magnificent creature that first one is :shock: It's not 1st April is it?
It would be the best photoshop ever... that is just one gorgeous butterfly :mrgreen: congratulations!!
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Re: Dordogne June 2017

Postby cecropia117 » Thu Jul 06, 2017 10:48 pm

Thanks for the nice comments.

I feel a bit guilty about it really though because I went with a friend and fellow enthusiast, who missed it.

I have attached the only other half decent shot I managed to get, before it was gone.
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Re: Dordogne June 2017

Postby Kip » Fri Jul 07, 2017 6:00 pm

the good fortune was intended for you alone! :D
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