Photos

Here are five stunning shots taken by Neil Hulme. The rosy hue of the photo of a blue as it perches on the head of a salad burnet flower gives a great artistic effect! Thanks for sharing them with us Neil.

Fantastic shot of a large blue perching by Neil Hulme

Large blues mating - Neil Hulme 2011

Abeautiful shot – Large Blue perching on Salad Burnet head – Neil Hulme 2011

Large blue resting on a closed thstle head - Neil Hulme 2011

Classic open wing shot, head on. Neil Hulme 2011

Here are the first slelection of photos sent through by visitors to Collard in the first week of emergence. Some great shots of classix open wing as well.

Large Blue - David Habbershaw 2011

Large Blue - David Habbershaw 2011

Large Blues mating - Daphne Hayden 2011

Large Blue, Collard Hill, 04.06.11 - Nick Freeman

Large Blue, Collard Hill, 04.06.11 - Nick Freeman

Large blue butterflies mating, Collard hill - Lynne Newton 2011

Large Blue Butterfly, Collard Hill - Lynne Newton

Large Blue Butterfly, Collard Hill - Lynne Newton 2011

Large Blue butterfly with open wings Lynne Newton 2011

Large Blue Butterfly - open wings on thyme - Lynne Newton

Common blue in territorial dispute - extreme flying! - Lynne Newton 2011

Common blue butterflies in territorial dispute - Lynne Newton 2011

Common Blue- David Habbershaw 2011

More will be added soon.
Thank you all, please do continue to send your photos through. Rob Holden
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2010
These are some of the photos that were sent in during last year’s flight season – thanks again to all who contributed.

Paul Wetton visited on the 12th June spending all day filming the Large Blue, his stamina to carry around his video camera all day amazed me. Here is a link to his website Ibird

z and to his Large Blue video on YouTube.

Mike Gillingha

m sent us a short sequence of video he shot while visiting on 12th June, I am still working on uploading it. Thank you very much and I hope to get it up soon.

Phil Hall sent in some photos that he took on the 12th June, they are wonderful.

Large Blue with open wings - Phil Hall 12th June 2010

Large Blue on Thyme – Phil Hall 12th June 2010

Large Blue female on Thyme - Phil Hall 12th June 2010

John Aldridge visited on the 9th June and sent in a picture of the Large Blue. Thank you for sharing it is great.

Large Blue perching - John Aldridge 9th June 2010

David Green visited on the 12th June, he is Curator of Mineralogy and Petrology at Manchester Museum which is run by the University. This is a link to his blog where he has very kindly promoted Collard Hill. He also sent in some photos. Many thanks.

Large Blue on Daisy - David Green 12th June 2010

Large Blue underwing - David Green 12th June 2010

Mike Rubin visited on the 17th June and sent in a selection of his photos, once again they are great. Thank you so much.

Female Large Blue Laying – Mike Rubin 17th June 2010
Six-spot Burnet moth caterpillar – Mike Rubin 17th June 2010

John Carter visited on the 16th June and sent in a couple of his pictures, I love the one with the Large Blue flying off.

Large Blue perching – John Carter 16th June 2010
 

Large Blue flying away from Thyme - John Carter 16th June 2010

Phil Smith visited on the 14th June and captured a mating pair on Salad Burnet. I have only managed photos of mating pairs in the grass nothing higher up so I am slightly jealous. Thank you for sharing.

Mating pair on Salad Burnet - Phil Smith 14th June 2010

  Paul Furtek visiting on Saturday 26th afternoon and Sunday 27th and sent in the photos below, a massive thankyou. I really like the one with the male and female in flight.

Flying male and female Large Blue - Paul Furtek 27th June 2010

Open wing Large Blue - Paul Furtek 27th June 2010

 

Mating Pair - Paul Furtek 27th June 2010

Freda Woolley visited with a U3A group from Weston-super-Mare on Thursday 24th June and has sent in a photo of a mating pair.

Mating Pair - Freda Woolley 24th June 2010

2 thoughts on “Photos

  1. Great to meet Christine and Roger on Tuesday, with thanks for pointing out a resting LB which gave me my first open wings shots. I got more later and enjoyed my first visit to Collard Hill and the LBs. Excellent work by everyone involved in this superb conservation project. Good to know my NT subs are well used in providing the facility and great work by all the partners and volunteers involved. Photos on my website, you are welcome to use any you wish.

    • Hi Colin,
      Glad to hear you enjoyed your visit to Collard Hill, I hope you’ll be back again in future years! I’ve linked your blog report of the day in the entry for 9th June, thanks for taking some great photos.
      Christine

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