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Male Chalkhill Blue captured last week Nr Stroud whilst out with Ed (Glostopcat). Wish I could have kept it sharp to the tip of the wings but that was the day it was - enough breeze to move everything once you had perfect focus!!

Thanks for the C&C's on my last upload - appreciated as ever.

Take care, enjoy the sunshine while it lasts,

Lou

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 7D
Lens:EF300mm f/4L IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:3 Aug 2012 - 9:56 AM
Focal Length:300mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/4.0
Shutter Speed:1/1600sec
Exposure Comp:-2/3
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Center-weighted average
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Chalkhill Blue I
Username:Louise_Morris Louise_Morris
Uploaded:9 Aug 2012 - 6:46 PM
Tags:August 2012, Chalkhill blue, Close-up / macro, General, Male, Stroud, Wildlife / nature
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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7139 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2012 - 6:49 PM

It's such an awkward task trying to photographs butterflies on a windy day, Lou, you have done very well with this one. Carol

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8235 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2012 - 7:02 PM

The poor little fella is hanging on for dear life and getting buffeted by the wind, superbly captured given the conditions we faced. I remember this little guy I have a few shots of him too but not as good as this one, this was the first chalkhill we spotted at Bownham Common and he hung around for quite some time before it warmed up and he was off on his way

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2012 - 7:06 PM

Not even going to ask here Lou how do you know if it's a male?Smile
But to my viewing this is a great shot
especially in those conditions
Lillian

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Louise_Morris
Louise_Morris e2 Member 42396 forum postsLouise_Morris vcard England
9 Aug 2012 - 7:25 PM

We shook him Lillian - to see if he rattled!!! lol GrinGrinGrin
Lou

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Norfolkboy
Norfolkboy e2 Member 8Norfolkboy vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2012 - 7:36 PM

Nice shot, Lou.
Colin

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2012 - 7:53 PM

Excellent shot Lou.
Ron

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achieverswales

Good capture Lou.

Regards

Trev.

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8235 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2012 - 10:10 PM

In answer to Lillian it is fairly easy to ascertain the sex of chalkhill blues and no rattling is needed! lol The males have touches of blue on then when their wings are closed and the females are all a light brown which makes them easy to tell apart

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
10 Aug 2012 - 7:59 AM


Quote: It's such an awkward task trying to photographs butterflies on a windy day, Lou, you have done very well with this one. Carol

My thoughts too - well done and thanks to Glostopcat for the information

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gingerdelight
10 Aug 2012 - 12:43 PM

Very nice indeed Lou!
Carol

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 95940 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
10 Aug 2012 - 6:41 PM

Well done Lou

I shoved the Burnet up tonightTongueTongueTongueTongueTongue

Adrian

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