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A male chalkhill blue butterfly basking on the lower slopes of the masts field at Prestbury Hill nature reserve near Cheltenham in Gloucestershire

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 400D
Lens:100.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 161.8 mm)
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:6 Aug 2013 - 12:01 PM
Focal Length:100mm
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/250sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Evaluative
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Basking Chalkhill Blue
Username:Glostopcat Glostopcat
Uploaded:17 Oct 2013 - 6:38 AM
Tags:Butterfly conservation, Chalkhill blue butterfly, Close-up / macro, Glos, Prestbury hill nature reserve, Wildlife / nature
Votes:69

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ColleenA
ColleenA Plus Member 2270 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
17 Oct 2013 - 6:51 AM

Wo Ed...a fantastic shot, so pretty

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KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 94422 forum postsKarenFB vcard England163 Constructive Critique Points
17 Oct 2013 - 6:55 AM

A wonderful capture - I love the flower it's perched on too, it looks so delicate!

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CarolG
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17 Oct 2013 - 7:00 AM

Super butterfly, super perch, Ed Smile Carol

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Ray42
Ray42  7 England3 Constructive Critique Points
17 Oct 2013 - 7:04 AM

Great shot - perfect display of this beauty

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
17 Oct 2013 - 7:05 AM

This is such a lovely capture Ed ! Those flowers looks like lace Smile Thanx for your extensive visit on my pf, voting and commenting - I really appreciate it Smile

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LynneJoyce
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17 Oct 2013 - 7:17 AM

Another beauty.

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fentiger
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17 Oct 2013 - 7:36 AM

Just a joy to view ~ never seen one for real.

Albert

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danbrann
danbrann  10517 forum posts15 Constructive Critique Points
17 Oct 2013 - 7:53 AM

As god as it gets Ed.

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Trev_B
Trev_B Plus Member 8138 forum postsTrev_B vcard England68 Constructive Critique Points
17 Oct 2013 - 8:17 AM

Well done Ed the DOF is spot on.

Trev

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Badgerfred
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17 Oct 2013 - 8:54 AM

A real beauty Ed, great detail captured,
Fred.

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EMJAYCEE
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17 Oct 2013 - 9:19 AM

Super capture Ed.
Joan.

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Mozzytheboy
Mozzytheboy Plus Member 4709 forum postsMozzytheboy vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
17 Oct 2013 - 9:56 AM

That is one of the nicest B'fly shots I've seen here on EPX.

Mozzy

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achieverswales
17 Oct 2013 - 10:08 AM

Another excellent capture Ed.

Regards

Trev.

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saeidNL
saeidNL  5 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
17 Oct 2013 - 11:00 AM

Beautiful and lovely image,ED,well done,
saeid

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mikbee
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17 Oct 2013 - 12:05 PM

Works well with the limited d.o.f. Ed.
Super shot.
Mick.

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Daisymaye
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17 Oct 2013 - 12:54 PM

Very well captured. Great dof and such a pretty flower.....

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taggart
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17 Oct 2013 - 2:21 PM

Excellent!

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NDODS
NDODS Plus Member 43897 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom108 Constructive Critique Points
17 Oct 2013 - 2:43 PM

A very well observed, composed and captured image with great colour and detail Ed. Love the point of view...

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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EileenH
EileenH  1 United Kingdom
17 Oct 2013 - 3:36 PM

Great captureSmile

Eileen

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Brian65
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17 Oct 2013 - 4:12 PM

Spot on Ed.
Brian

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Maiwand
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17 Oct 2013 - 4:48 PM

Stunning shot Ed.GrinGrinGrin
Ron

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Mike_Smith
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17 Oct 2013 - 5:02 PM

Beautiful image Ed, stunning colour these

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DerekL
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17 Oct 2013 - 5:32 PM

Lovely image Ed.
The blue works well with the white of the flower.

Derek

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lifesnapper
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17 Oct 2013 - 5:40 PM

Lovely comp' Ed.

John Smile

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craggwildlifephotography
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17 Oct 2013 - 6:12 PM

lovely capture of a beautiful butterfly

David

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Glostopcat
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17 Oct 2013 - 6:17 PM

Many thanks for all your comments and clicks, they are much appreciated, Ed

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zapar40
zapar40  566 forum posts Wales5 Constructive Critique Points
17 Oct 2013 - 7:10 PM

lovely capture Ed.
ant.

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sparrowhawk
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17 Oct 2013 - 7:34 PM

superb

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17 Oct 2013 - 8:57 PM

So very pretty Ed. Cathy

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Irishkate
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17 Oct 2013 - 9:12 PM

You couldn't hope for a better pose.
The Chalkhill Blue looks tremendous on the white flowers.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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Rende
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18 Oct 2013 - 4:24 PM

Wonderfully delicate with lovely background.
Rende

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GeorgePlatis
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18 Oct 2013 - 6:36 PM

Superb capture!

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sweetpea62
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18 Oct 2013 - 11:35 PM

A very beautiful capture Ed..Lin

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bricurtis
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22 Oct 2013 - 11:18 AM

Superb capture Ed - love the detail.

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