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Many thanks for the kind reception of Jeanie the singer! Special thanks to Walter for the UA!

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Yes, you are seeing right!!! At last there it is, the second large blue I spotted this year, round the mozzie lake. The fist one only stayed for milliseconds and decided it doesn't like geraniums.
they are known as Phengaris arion or maculinea arion.
I must have been a sight rolling in the grass (muddy) with an old jeans skirt creeping up on it.
v2 is a grab shot of no 1 in our garden.

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how to get them to visit your garden:
1- leave the ants alone.
2 - leave the wild thyme and marjolain alone ( cut around it) but water it if needed.
3 - make sure to have the lavender in full bloom
must say we had about 5 last year, have only seen 2 in the garden this year and was really worried.

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D3x Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Micro Nikkor 200mm f/4 D (IF) Check out Nikon Nation!
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:13 Jul 2013 - 4:40 PM
Focal Length:200mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.4
Aperture:f/11.0
Shutter Speed:1/640sec
Exposure Comp:-2/3
ISO:800
Exposure Mode:Program AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Auto
Title:better late than never!
Username:annettep38 annettep38
Uploaded:18 Jul 2013 - 11:57 AM
Tags:Butterflies, Butterfly, Insect, Large blue, Maculinea arion, Phengaris arion, Wildlife / nature
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andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jul 2013 - 12:00 PM

brilliant comp annette wonderful detail love the pose a cracker nice one Wink
andy

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senn
senn e2 Member 3senn vcard Belgium1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jul 2013 - 12:03 PM

marvellous captures Annette, .. V1 is a cracker

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
18 Jul 2013 - 12:03 PM

I am truly impressed with the great lengths to which you will go to get a decent photo Annette !! I must say V1 is excellent and worth the pain and suffering Smile A superb image !! The geranium is also lovely with it's own Blue hanging on Smile

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland111 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jul 2013 - 12:03 PM

V 1 is particularly fine, excellent detail and with the insect showing up so well against the b/g tone, Annette.
And for a grab shot, V 2 is 'nae bad'WinkWink.
Ronnie.

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DicksPics
DicksPics e2 Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jul 2013 - 12:28 PM

I love the composition and detail shown in V1, Annette!
V2 is an excellent shot for a 'grab shot'!
Two great images.

Richard

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ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2474 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jul 2013 - 12:39 PM

Quality images, I love them.

Ali

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richmowil
richmowil e2 Member 5241 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jul 2013 - 12:49 PM

Great captures Annette!! Such detail and worth the effort of rollling around in the mud!!

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jul 2013 - 12:56 PM

Such well detailed shots Annette.
And I assume with you rolling about the mud,
you will not be pursuing a new career as a female mud wrestler !!
Mick.

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jul 2013 - 1:03 PM

Two excellent captures, Annette, would loved to have been there watching you Wink Our blues were very late appearing this year, only showed their faces about a week ago. Carol

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MandyG
MandyG  2 England
18 Jul 2013 - 2:07 PM

Beautiful, Annette Smile

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jul 2013 - 2:28 PM

Excellent work Annette. V1 is a real beauty.GrinGrinGrin
Ron

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CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 434 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jul 2013 - 2:32 PM

Full marks for perseverance Annette - two excellent shots.

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jul 2013 - 3:42 PM

Both brilliand, great bokeh and so on!
J

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2168 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jul 2013 - 4:04 PM


Quote: Full marks for perseverance Annette - two excellent shots.

would love to have seen you crawling in the mud... well worth it though..great image

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TonyDy e2 Member 5TonyDy vcard United Kingdom
18 Jul 2013 - 4:29 PM

Well caught, Annette.
Tony

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114493 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jul 2013 - 4:31 PM

Sometime you can go right off folk......Large Blues in the garden, you are just so spoiled I wanna kick ya! Wink

Great stuff Annette, even if I am a tad ENVIOUS! Blush

Ade

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41034 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England134 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jul 2013 - 4:34 PM

Wearing a skirt around the mozzie lake.... asking for trouble Grin Nicely captured though despite the fashion faux-pas.

Dave

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 33074 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom101 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jul 2013 - 5:55 PM

Two most beautiful images of this ever so beautiful Large Blue. Ade will be somewhat envious I am sure...

Nathan

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91899 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jul 2013 - 8:34 PM

V1 - lovely close-up, and I like v2 for the bigger picture.

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18 Jul 2013 - 8:39 PM

Great shots. Cathy

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18 Jul 2013 - 9:17 PM

Well done, I can feel your enthusiasm and pleasure coming across.

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18 Jul 2013 - 10:12 PM

Talk about rubbing the Big O's nose in the dirt Annette!Wink He must be green with envy that you managed such a fine close up shot as this, the detail is sublime and you've captured its wing markings quite beautifully. Our Bristolian chum spent several days this year toiling up and down the steep slopes of Collard Hill in Somerset trying in vain for just a glimpse of the elusive butterfly, he did not see even one and got sunburnt, bitten by insects and strained his knee for his troubles and failed to sight even one! And you manage to get one visit your back garden!GrinGrinGrin

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Irishkate e2 Member 3Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jul 2013 - 10:22 PM

Great to capture the one you're after (not many around in Scotland yet depsite hot weather).
Excellent image in V1 and good to see on ein you rown garden.
Thank you for Email with your image in large.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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paskinmj  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jul 2013 - 12:21 AM

Lovely image.
Matt

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Lillian
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19 Jul 2013 - 12:24 AM

This is such a lovely detailed shot Annette
Perfect
Lillian

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ValeryAst
ValeryAst  2 Russian Federation
19 Jul 2013 - 9:24 AM

Butterflies and flowers are inseparable each from other...
Amazing couple of photos, Annette!Smile
Regards Valery

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gajewski e2 Member 9gajewski vcard United States9 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jul 2013 - 5:31 PM

Your patients and your selective weeding have paid off. Let's hope more arrive before the season is over this year.
-=\Walter

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22 Jul 2013 - 6:13 AM

V1 for me, a real stunner!

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NigelKiteley e2 Member 5NigelKiteley vcard 1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jul 2013 - 7:53 AM

Beautifully captured Annette, not seen a Large Blue for two years.

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maratsuikka
23 Jul 2013 - 11:00 PM


Quote: Beautiful, Annette Smile

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