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A male chalkhill blue butterfly on a carline thistle on the steep slopes of Swelshill Bank near Stroud, taken a couple of weeks ago on a visit there with fellow epzer "Looloobey", Louise

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon IXUS 107
Lens:5.0 - 20.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 27.5 - 109.9 mm)
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:3 Aug 2012 - 10:22 AM
Focal Length:5mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/2.8
Shutter Speed:1/1250sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:80
Metering Mode:Evaluative
Flash:Auto, Did not fire
Title:Chalkhill Blue on Carline Thistle
Username:Glostopcat Glostopcat
Uploaded:17 Aug 2012 - 6:53 AM
Tags:Carline thistle, Chalkhill blue butterfly, Close-up / macro, Flowers & plants, Glos, Stroud, Swelshill Bank, Wildlife / nature
Votes:61
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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
17 Aug 2012 - 6:59 AM

We are neighbours today in the Gallery ~ ironic after I post my first butterfly shot of 2012 Grin Another great capture here of a butterfly we never see in this part of the UK.

Albert

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
17 Aug 2012 - 7:04 AM

She's a lovely powder blue, Ed, well captured. Carol

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43282 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom103 Constructive Critique Points
17 Aug 2012 - 7:05 AM

I have never seen one of these gorgeous fellas however you have managed to take an extremely good close-up photograph which clearly highlights the beauty of this Chalkhill Blue, great natural colours, and beautiful detail.

Regards Nathan

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
17 Aug 2012 - 7:43 AM

Brilliant!

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
17 Aug 2012 - 9:23 AM

Beautifully detailed shot, Ed.
Ronnie.

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
17 Aug 2012 - 10:29 AM

Excellent capture Ed.
Ron

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 4Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
17 Aug 2012 - 10:43 AM

A lovely butterfly and thank you for naming the thistle.
Something new I've learned.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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NigelKiteley
NigelKiteley e2 Member 5NigelKiteley vcard 1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Aug 2012 - 11:35 AM

Beautifully captured Ed, they seem to have had a really good year.

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achieverswales
17 Aug 2012 - 11:40 AM

Stunning clarity on this beauty Ed, have uploaded a mod with brightness and contrast adjusted and dark vignette added to corners, hope you approve.

Regards

Trev.

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CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 434 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
17 Aug 2012 - 1:13 PM

A really fine capture, they really are lovely butterflies.
Carole

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BarbaraR
BarbaraR  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Aug 2012 - 1:24 PM

He's a beauty and captured so very well.

B.

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Gerryrys
Gerryrys  2 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Aug 2012 - 1:54 PM

Another cracker Ed.

Gerry

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saltireblue
saltireblue Site Moderator 43954 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway26 Constructive Critique Points
17 Aug 2012 - 2:45 PM

That thistle has seen better days, Ed, unlike the pristine butterfly using it as a resting place... or as a restaurant?

Malc

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teocali
teocali e2 Member 6235 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
17 Aug 2012 - 2:57 PM

Fantastic range of textures and tones, Ed. Beautifully detailed close up image.
Sylvia

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
17 Aug 2012 - 3:24 PM

You are very lucky hardly see any, like it, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8235 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
17 Aug 2012 - 3:47 PM

The thistle has a dried out look to it anway Malc, this type is found on chalk grassland. Many thanks for the user award Sylvia, it was a most unexpected surprise and is greatly appreciated coming from such a talented wildlife photographer as yourself.

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TonyDy
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17 Aug 2012 - 5:12 PM

Very good shot, Ed.
Tony

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Herge88
Herge88 e2 Member 740 forum postsHerge88 vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
17 Aug 2012 - 6:05 PM

This is another very well detailed and sharp image Ed, I sometimes think some of your best images come from the little Ixus.

Best Matt

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
17 Aug 2012 - 7:23 PM

Anoher excellent image Ed.
Joan.

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bunbeam
bunbeam  9 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2012 - 7:33 PM

wow beauty, amazing background too, love it
bunSmile

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Norfolkboy
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17 Aug 2012 - 7:59 PM

Super capture, Ed.
Colin

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carper123
carper123 e2 Member 283 forum postscarper123 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
17 Aug 2012 - 8:04 PM

And another stunning image.
Well done.
Darryl. Smile

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91904 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
17 Aug 2012 - 8:09 PM

Splendid capture Ed - a very attractive thistle that the BF is perched on too.
Brian.

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Dave87
Dave87  742 forum posts England5 Constructive Critique Points
17 Aug 2012 - 10:21 PM

Love the fine detail captured in the whites. I tried much the same short recentlly when the sun was out and my work got sent to the waste bin!!

Smashing.

Dave.

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MickS
MickS  9 England14 Constructive Critique Points
17 Aug 2012 - 10:40 PM

Excellent natural history shots Edmund,
best
Mick

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Glostopcat
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17 Aug 2012 - 11:53 PM

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

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
18 Aug 2012 - 7:58 AM

An excellent capture Ed

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
18 Aug 2012 - 10:56 AM

BEAUTiful shot, Ed. Not just of the butterfly but the flower too!

Andrew

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WesternRed
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19 Aug 2012 - 1:27 AM

Lovely detail and texture in this wonderful capture.
Well done. WesternRed.

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