Mazarine Blue - Favourite Photo of 2011

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Mazarine Blue - Favourite Photo of 2011

Postby Reverdin » Tue Oct 18, 2011 10:01 pm

These two are my best 2011 photos of Mazarine Blue... any more out there? :D

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Mazarine


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Mazarine

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Re: Favourite Mazarine Blue photos 2011

Postby MikeOxon » Tue Oct 18, 2011 10:11 pm

Reverdin wrote:... any more out there?


Be useful to know where these were taken! Not UK, I trust.

Mike

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Re: Favourite Mazarine Blue photos 2011

Postby Reverdin » Tue Oct 18, 2011 10:18 pm

Nooooo... sorry, high in the Haute Savoie, on a cool afternoon in July with more cloud than sun. This was the only Lycaenid up there but shared the meadow with Alpine Heath, Moorland Clouded Yellow and Blind Ringlet.... bliss!!
On the subject of this Country... pleeease can't a budding Prof Thomas bring this species back here ( personal opinion only, and I know all the reasons it won't happen, sigh :( )

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Re: Favourite Mazarine Blue photos 2011

Postby John W » Tue Oct 18, 2011 11:22 pm

Reverdin wrote:On the subject of this Country... pleeease can't a budding Prof Thomas bring this species back here


I personally can't see what the problem would be. Oh, someone will complain that it would be messing around with nature. As if humans aren't constantly doing that anyway, generally in a destructive manner!

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Re: Favourite Mazarine Blue photos 2011

Postby Padfield » Wed Oct 19, 2011 9:11 am

No difficulty for me in choosing my favourite mazarine blue of 2011 - it was this striking aberration, photographed at the Simplon Pass. I've never seen anything like it before:

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For now I won't go near the question of the extinction or possible reintroduction of this species!

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Re: Favourite Mazarine Blue photos 2011

Postby Paul Wetton » Wed Oct 19, 2011 9:27 am

Guy you beat me to it. I'm at work and didn't have my photos to hand. Anyhow your photo is better than ours of this beauty.
I'll have to post another one now.
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Re: Favourite Mazarine Blue photos 2011

Postby David M » Wed Oct 19, 2011 10:53 am

Reverdin wrote:On the subject of this Country... pleeease can't a budding Prof Thomas bring this species back here


Just bung Martin White a few quid and he'll see to it for you. :)

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Re: Favourite Mazarine Blue photos 2011

Postby Reverdin » Wed Oct 19, 2011 6:16 pm

Cringe... I'm sure that would be the quickest way :? - Guy... I've a feeling I would know your reaction, sorry!!...
and what an aberrant... absolutely stunning with photo to match... take a long time to repeat that one I should think. :D

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Re: Favourite Mazarine Blue photos 2011

Postby Matsukaze » Wed Oct 19, 2011 7:42 pm

Lovely butterfly...it is very sad that the superb Victorian field naturalists did not have the concept of conservation, otherwise it would probably still be with us.


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