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A Knapweed Fritillary butterfly gets out his umbrella...

... just before the rain!

Provence 2008

This is part of a series I am working on of "backlit butterflies"... if you're interested see some more of them HERE on EPZ

Camera:Canon EOS 30D
Lens:Tamron 180mm f3.5 Check out Totally Tamron!
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Before the Rain
Username:celestun celestun
Uploaded:12 May 2008 - 8:52 PM
Tags:Backlit, Butterfly, Close-up / macro, Fritillary, Knapweed, Melitaea phoebe, Orange, Wildlife / nature
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AlleyCatz
AlleyCatz  8274 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
12 May 2008 - 8:59 PM

Love the back lighting...very effective.
Excellent.

~Alley~

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mikesmith
mikesmith e2 Member 1045 forum postsmikesmith vcard United Kingdom35 Constructive Critique Points
12 May 2008 - 9:11 PM

The backlighting enhances an already very special shot. Marvelous
Mike

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8235 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
12 May 2008 - 9:18 PM

A terrific head on shot, such excellent backlighting and detail

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Paintman
Paintman e2 Member 8869 forum postsPaintman vcard United Kingdom173 Constructive Critique Points
12 May 2008 - 9:58 PM

Very good exposure control. Lovely composition.
Alan.

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 761 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
12 May 2008 - 10:11 PM

Excellent image

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nolongeramember
12 May 2008 - 10:12 PM

stunning light through the wing..

gorgeous..!

Nikki !

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RubberBullets
12 May 2008 - 10:37 PM

Just superb again Tim, I really have loved all these shots.

Tim

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whiteswan01
13 May 2008 - 12:06 AM

superb shot Dawn

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Greyheron
Greyheron e2 Member 12277 forum postsGreyheron vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
13 May 2008 - 12:12 AM

Beautiful detail, colours & presentation Tim, excellent viewing.

Mike

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Gaucho
Gaucho e2 Member 122309 forum postsGaucho vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
13 May 2008 - 6:12 PM

Classy shot,and I just love the brolly. Did it actually rain? If so, send some over, we're desperate!
Malcolm

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celestun
celestun  1029 forum posts United Kingdom14 Constructive Critique Points
13 May 2008 - 6:35 PM

Thank you all again for your encouraging words!

Malcolm, yes plenty of rain here... it's refreshing and the place is teeming with butterflies as soon as the sun breaks.

Cheers,

Tim

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