Green Hairstreak (Callophrys rubi)

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    My first sighting of this pretty little butterfly. Several were on hawthorn bushes in the shelter of the dunes at Donna Nook, Lincs. I spent quite a while watching them, but I'd been a bit forgetful and left my water bottle (and lunch) at home so couldn't stay as long as I'd have liked.

    I've got some shots of them on a plainer green background, but wanted to show one on the blossom. Perhaps I'll get round to posting some others later.

    Thanks Roger for giving me such great directions :)

    Dendroica cerulea, Paul_Wheeler, and 8 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. Mendip Wildlife 35 months ago | reply

      A great capture and great find Rachel, still trying to find my first one of these little butterflies.

    2. Matt Cole1 35 months ago | reply

      a lovely shot Rachel

    3. mudder_bbc 35 months ago | reply

      What a beauty! I've seen one, once or twice.

    4. Jillandcamera 35 months ago | reply

      I saw three the other day at Donna Nook.I think the butterfly looks beautiful on the blossom.

    5. Shotaku 35 months ago | reply

      Such rich color on the wings. A beauty indeed.

      Seen on your photo stream. (?)

    6. Patrick Clement. 35 months ago | reply

      Lovely shot! Leaving lunch behind does not sound good!

    7. © Catriona Walker 35 months ago | reply

      Beautiful ~ I love the colour of the wings.

    8. Red Snapper9 35 months ago | reply

      the colour is glorious and looks beautiful against the blossom

    9. Paul_Wheeler 35 months ago | reply

      Wow! What a stunner... I never even recognised it! I've never seen one for real.

    10. linanjohn 35 months ago | reply

      It looks so pretty on the blossom, much nicer than a plain background in my opinion.

    11. contourone 35 months ago | reply

      Just plain WOW!

    12. R. J. Thomas (mostly off) 35 months ago | reply

      What a striking butterfly! Love the color and the contrast against the white flowers!!

    13. Roger H3 35 months ago | reply

      Super Rachel, glad you found them

    14. J.J. Kent (sub) [deleted] 35 months ago | reply

      Really pretty shot Rachel. They are wonderful little butterflies to photograph and always a thrill to do so. Look forward to more shots later?

    15. citlali*(a.k.a. LAIKAzEYES) 35 months ago | reply

      As beautifully shot as a pastel painting. What a perfect composition. = ]
      Seen in my contacts' photos. ( ?² )

    16. afterforty‽ 35 months ago | reply

      As good as it gets.

    17. dnnya17 [deleted] 35 months ago | reply

      A beauty!

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