Adonis Blue - Favourite Photo of 2017

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Adonis Blue - Favourite Photo of 2017

Postby Wurzel » Sun Oct 08, 2017 5:02 pm

Adonis Blue - Favourite Photo of 2017

And so it begins...Starting this week the first opportunity to showcase your favourite shots of 2017! Please could I ask that everyone waits until a topic has been opened by me for a particular species before posting photos? Of course our overseas members are very welcome to fill in the obvious gaps relating to rare UK migrants. As like last year details of locations, dates, times and circumstances would be welcome as would any accompanying stories and anecdotes or other observations of behaviour and interesting other points.
Here we go then! :D

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Re: Adonis Blue - Favourite Photo of 2017

Postby Chris Jackson » Mon Oct 09, 2017 11:12 am

Hello one and all,
To save having to sort thousands of photos over the winter, my photo policy for 2017 was to only take shots 'that count'. The result of this is that I have very few photos at all this year, let alone any interesting ones. I will review my policy for 2018 :roll: .
This is the best I managed in the south of France, on the 1st of September:
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Re: Adonis Blue - Favourite Photo of 2017

Postby millerd » Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:21 pm

Choosing one from the many seen this year in both broods at Denbies and Aston Rowant, and also from my trip to Kent at the end of August, is a tough one. However, I've singled out a pairing and one of each sex, plus the ab. krodeli seen at Aston Rowant. The pair, down on the path at Denbies in brilliant sunshine just radiates summer heat.
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The female was seen on the same day (August 20th) when there were many fresh ones flying.
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The male comes from the spring brood (6th May) on the same site - a lovely fresh and furry example.
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Finally, the ab.: the first of these I've seen at Aston Rowant (2nd September).
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There were many others deserving of inclusion... You just cannot have too much of the beautiful colour of the male of this species, or of the many variations in the females...

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Re: Adonis Blue - Favourite Photo of 2017

Postby Allan.W. » Mon Oct 09, 2017 3:52 pm

Tried really hard to limit myself to one Adonis pic , but just couldn,t manage it ,a species I always look forward to every year,and I,m lucky enough to have several sights ,close to home ,all of these pics were taken in the Wye / Crundale area in Kent , I find the Female Adonis really interesting and I,m slowly building my own log of Variants ,they really are quite stunning.
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Re: Adonis Blue - Favourite Photo of 2017

Postby bugboy » Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:43 pm

I had pretty good encounters with these during both generations. After looking at the photographs I got this year I've decided that the best weather to photograph the males is bright overcast conditions, they positively glow in that light. I also managed to add this species to my 'in-cop' collection this year and so I've managed to narrow it down to three images
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Re: Adonis Blue - Favourite Photo of 2017

Postby David M » Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:31 pm

I see this species in high three figure numbers in France every year, but as a Welsh resident, there is always something extra special about seeing them on home soil following a 90 minute drive!!

On 20th May, I did just that and was rewarded with two males at Rodborough Common in Gloucestershire. Here's one of them:

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Re: Adonis Blue - Favourite Photo of 2017

Postby Neil Freeman » Fri Oct 13, 2017 8:18 pm

My Adonis Blues were all seen in Dorset in early September when we stayed at Lulworth Cove for a few days and I saw them on Bindon Hill, at Durdle Door and along the path up to White Horse Hill at Osmington.

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Adonis blue - Osmington 04.09.2017


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Adonis blue - Osmington 06.09.2017


I saw a few mating pairs including these on Bindon Hill,

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Adonis blue - Bindon Hill 04.09.2017


This one from Osmington had the most blue that I have ever seen on an Adonis female,

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Adonis blue female - Osmington 06.09.2017


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Re: Adonis Blue - Favourite Photo of 2017

Postby Wurzel » Sun Oct 15, 2017 5:33 pm

Adonis Blue

This my first Favorite Photo posting is of a female from the second brood and was taken at Martin Down. I was lucky enough to see Adonis from both broods at a couple of different sites this year but this one stood out over all others because of the freshness, the pristine margins with the thickest chequers that I've encountered and the subtle jewelling bedecking the wings :D .

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Re: Adonis Blue - Favourite Photo of 2017

Postby millerd » Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:17 pm

That is one beautiful butterfly, Wurzel. Excellent shot. :)

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