Saturday, 28 May 2011

Brown Argus.

A butterfly that is often found in the same habitat as the Common Blue and often confused with the females of several blue species is the Brown Argus (Aricia agestis).


Until the 1900s this species was declining through to the loss of its chalk and limestone grassland habitats due to agricultural improvements in southern England but it has subsequently increased it range and adapted to other habitats.

Once again the compact Canon S95 came into it own as this male decided to rest from its territorial battles with a Common Blue.

Wherever you are I hope you have an enjoyable wildlife watching weekend. FAB.

24 comments:

  1. Beautiful, Frank. It's amazing what one can see when we get 'up close and personal' with our cameras.. Love the Brown Argus.

    Have a nice weekend.
    Betsy

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  2. Gorgeous gorgeous butterfly images. Both this and your previous post. Have a great weekend Frank. Carol

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  3. Lovely shots! It looks so nice and summery there! Cold, wet, cloudy here. And lots of flooding in Montana.

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  4. Frank, its only over the last few years that I have taken an intrest in butterflies, however I have started to attract some good ones to the garden such as speckled wood and Orange tips, however I dont think I will be lucky enough to get the Brown Argus in....

    Nice post mate. I hadnt even heard of one before reading your post... see, we live and learn

    Regards
    Dave

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  5. Just lovely, Frank.

    cheers,
    Wilma

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  6. Crackinn images again Frank,EX detail

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  7. A beauty!! Great captures, Frank!

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  8. Excellent set Frank. With images as good as this who needs a macro lens? lol.

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  9. Superb images of this lovely little species Frank

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  10. Another beauty and so glad that they were able to make the adjustments needed for their ongoing survival~

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  11. Lovely photos Frank! Your compact is giving some great results, (with you behind it of course!) good old Canon :)

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  12. Hi Frank ...I am so happy that there are some I can post comments on some of my favorite bloggers opost...lol
    Lovely butterly, that what one the thing I like about summer seeing them flit from on flower to another!!
    Hope you have a great onw too!!
    Grace

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  13. Cracking pics of the brown Argus Frank.I don't think we get them up here.

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  14. Frank, simply stunning images! A lovely way to start my morning viewing such beautiful butterfly photographs.

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  15. Beautiful photos- we haven't seen too many butterflies this year.

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  16. The baby cameras are wonderful to always have in your pocket aren't they.

    I hope your weekend is good, too. :)

    Very best,
    Lois <-- all tied up in Port Canaveral today.

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  17. A brilliant set of photos Frank.

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  18. Love the composition of the last shot in particular... nice set Frank :)

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  19. Hi Everyone. Thanks for all your gracious comments. Hopefully a few more colourful flutters will find themselves in front of the lens over the coming months.

    Sorry for the delay in responding but I have been involved in other tasks ... I will catch up with you all very soon. Cheers FAB.

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