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Jun 5, 2013 4:10 PM

Lucky photo!

I was out this morning and saw a small blue that I didn't think I'd seen before.

 

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I was worried that it would be another case of a blue butterfly keeping its wings open and I'd never know the identity of the species. But it changed its position to another bush and kept its wings closed so I did my best to take some photos of the underwing. When I got home I discovered that it was a species I hadn't seen before (Black-eyed Blue (Glaucopsyche melanops), unless anyone knows different) and one of my photos had been taken just as it was laying an egg.

 

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I'd like to say I'd planned it  ... but is was just a lucky photo. Hope you like it.

 

Alan

 


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    Jun 5, 2013 10:01 PM (in response to awillkey)
    Re: Lucky photo!

    Alan,

     

    Nice.

    It is very similar to the Glaucopsyche paphos (Paphos blue) I get here (western Cyprus) earlier in the year.

    If yours are like mine, they are skittish little things, not the most cooperative for the photographer. But they are adorable.

     

    Mike

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