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|Today I am posting a picture that moves away from the tight macro format to show a wider aspect of the meadow habitat of the Small Blue, Cupido minimus, near my town.|
This is ancient common pasture that has been left alone for decades, if not centuries, used only for occasional grazing and never "improved" by local farmers. It is full of wild plants, many of which are butterfly foodplants.
Of course, there are still some butterflies in the picture... I couldn't do without them. The male is at the top of the plant and the female underneath. I was lucky to catch them both with open wings, so the blue scales of the male clearly show the sexual dimorphism of the upper wings.
Thanks for looking.
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I like this idea, good job! we should post more pictures like this in TN! ... light, the environment, the relevance generated by butterflies, everything is very visually appealing and generates a good feeling. Thanks for sharing your work, thanks for exposing this new form of wide view!