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    ...a small blue thing

    The Small Blue Butterfly (Cupido minimus) is a beautiful thing and easily overlooked amongst it's more brightly coloured cousins.

    It is however a priority species for conservation due to the continued loss of habitat and resulting drop in population.

    Happy Blue Monday Everyone!

    Taken with Sigma 105mm F2.8 EX DG macro
    Manual focus. Hand held.

    Explored: Highest position: 61 on Tuesday, June 9, 2009. Thanks to everyone who have taken the time to comment!

    sandra.harris10, Nounou 12 Maryse, and 18 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. Ollie_57/Mainly off 59 months ago | reply

      A great capture.. should be called a "Black Beauty".. :)

    2. A g a t a(recupero mie foto) [deleted] 59 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Top 20 Flowers with Bugs (Add 1 - Delete 1), and we'd love to have this added to the group!

      Fascinosa farfalla...!!

    3. Geoff Penaluna 59 months ago | reply

      Terrific shot. Butterfly in a dinner suit.

    4. liliane776. 59 months ago | reply

      Vos plus belles photos ! group
      Your picture is really excellent !
      Vos plus belles photos !

    5. zecaruso 59 months ago | reply

      complimenti, fai delle ottime macro! ;-)

    6. T Glow 59 months ago | reply

      .................excellent macro!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    7. Víctor Benítez 59 months ago | reply

      great shot, beautiful composision !!!!

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      Seen in the group"Golden Garden" (?)

    8. svarunn 59 months ago | reply

      wonderful capture

    9. Juan Calderon 59 months ago | reply

      Una imagen extraordinaria.
      Seen in GG

    10. proulxphoto 59 months ago | reply

      Nice shot.Bravo!!

    11. David Crosbie 59 months ago | reply

      Fine capture!!

    12. Martina Morris ( Ireland) Thanks for your visits 59 months ago | reply

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    13. Miss K.B. 59 months ago | reply

      omg - I can't get over this... it is breathtaking!
      looking at this picture is like kissing!!! :)

    14. melnik55...changed meds, some better! :D 59 months ago | reply

      It is a lovely little thing, Paul, and with your photo, you have made it large enough for the world to see. Very nice shot!!

    15. chrisw09 59 months ago | reply

      Great picture - nice quote from Suzanne Vega as well!

    16. Sandi (VERY busy lady) 59 months ago | reply

      Lovely shot – a great capture :)

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      *Birds and Wildlife UK*

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