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Photo-a-Day  (Monday, 4th September, 2017)

Common Blue


Common Blue
Common blue butterfly, Aspull Sough, Wigan.

Photo: David  (Canon G3 X)
Views: 2,354

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 4th September 2017 at 07:39

Nothing common about the butterfly or the photo,they are both brilliant David !

Comment by: Maureen on 4th September 2017 at 08:04

Isn't that just a beautiful little butterfly..cornflower blue..thank you David,
another feast for the eyes.

Comment by: Dave (Oy) on 4th September 2017 at 08:33

Lovely pic - he's a beauty!

Comment by: Veronica on 4th September 2017 at 08:33

I have never seen a 'Common Blue' butterfly before these recent photos they are beauties!
Thanks

Comment by: irene roberts on 4th September 2017 at 08:54

So fragile but so beautiful.

Comment by: A.W. on 4th September 2017 at 10:11

Just perfect David, it has made my day.

Comment by: Fred Mason on 4th September 2017 at 10:33

Fantastic detail. Well done, David...

Comment by: britboy on 4th September 2017 at 13:41

Stunning

Comment by: . Ozymandias . on 4th September 2017 at 18:56

I know nothing about photography David, but would this have been taken using a macro facility? To me, the humbling aspect of nature is the fact that this tiny creature could never be recreated given the entire defence budget of the U.S. government and that of the Soviet Republic combined. It brings to mind the hymn we sang at infant school, ' All things bright and beautiful '. Good picture. Respect. Ozy.

Comment by: David b on 4th September 2017 at 19:19

Superb.

Comment by: Neil Rigby on 4th September 2017 at 19:28

Good one David

Comment by: Beryl on 4th September 2017 at 19:59

As always David - beautiful. Thank you

Comment by: Ellen on 4th September 2017 at 20:32

How true, Ozy!-and a fact that many of our so-called leaders might take notice of!

Lovely picture David, I probably should have said that first; my apologies!

Comment by: Neil Rigby on 4th September 2017 at 20:42

Good one David

Comment by: Ken R on 4th September 2017 at 21:28

Good one David. Can you please tell me exactly where tis is, I lived in Aspull for most of my life but Aspull Sough will not register with me. Thanks.

Comment by: David on 4th September 2017 at 22:08

Thanks all.

Ozy the lens on my camera has a long 600mm zoom, at 600mm it can focus on something one metre away. It's not a proper macro but good enough for snapping shots of these beauties.

Ken I don't think Aspull Sough is the correct name for the area I was in so if you or anyone else knows the proper name I'd like to know it. Behind Canon Sharples school are the Aspull Sough treatment works ponds. I was in the meadow that is between the ponds and Haigh Plantations.

Comment by: Mick on 4th September 2017 at 23:00

It wont be there now Ken R it will have fluttered off

Comment by: John D on 5th September 2017 at 10:44

The correct name is the Great Haigh Sough and is still there.

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