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A male chalkhill blue butterfly nectaring on a field scabious at Swelshill Bank near Stroud, taken three 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 - 10:54 AM
Focal Length:5mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/2.8
Shutter Speed:1/250sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:80
Metering Mode:Evaluative
Flash:Auto, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Chalkhill Blue on Scabious
Username:Glostopcat Glostopcat
Uploaded:24 Aug 2012 - 7:01 AM
Tags:Chalkhill blue butterfly, Close-up / macro, Flowers & plants, Glos, Scabious, Stroud, Swelshill Bank, Wildlife / nature
Votes:53
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CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8174 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2012 - 7:04 AM

Another lovely capture, Ed, becoming rather difficult to find here now Sad Carol

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Rock
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24 Aug 2012 - 7:36 AM

Superb shot and you must consider how very fortunate you are as I have seen one Butterfly all year and it settled on a rose leaf with black spot and does not make a very attractive shot.

Rock

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WhiteRose1
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24 Aug 2012 - 7:45 AM

Well composed on the diagonal, Ed.

Dave

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Badgerfred
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24 Aug 2012 - 7:49 AM

Another beauty Ed,
Fred.

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Maiwand
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24 Aug 2012 - 8:29 AM

Very fine capture Ed.
Ron

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howdog
howdog  625 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2012 - 8:35 AM

A great macro shot EdSmile
Iain

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EAS
EAS  6 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2012 - 9:14 AM

Such a glorious combination of flower and butterfly. Colours and details are excellent.

Ann

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teocali
teocali Plus Member 7338 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2012 - 9:25 AM

Lovely macro work, Ed. Super detail and textures and I love the delicate blue colours of the scabious flower.
Sylvia

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saeidNL
saeidNL  5 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2012 - 9:54 AM

Like the colour and detail in this fine capture,very well done,
saeid

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG Plus Member 5146 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland114 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2012 - 10:43 AM

Superb image, the detail and colours quite immaculate, Ed.
Ronnie.

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gary_d
gary_d Plus Member 7576 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2012 - 10:54 AM

You must go round attracting all the butterflies to you Ed, like a pied piper of the insect world, either that or you stole my smelly stuff the last time we were out. - gary

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achieverswales
24 Aug 2012 - 11:27 AM

Nice and sharp Ed.

Regards

Trev.

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TonyDy
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24 Aug 2012 - 11:35 AM

Cracking shot, Ed.
Tony

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CaroleS
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24 Aug 2012 - 12:48 PM

You have captured some wonderful butterflies - another brilliant image.
Carole

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PattiW
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24 Aug 2012 - 1:07 PM

Wonderfyl and beautiful! Patti

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taggart
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24 Aug 2012 - 1:20 PM

An impressive capture all around--sharp through out!

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graceland
graceland  102511 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2012 - 2:30 PM

I was thinking that you are getting really really good at theses Butterfly's

But then i thought winter is coming what will the poor lad photograph next ?????

TongueGrin

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mikbee
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24 Aug 2012 - 2:31 PM

Good pastel colours Ed.
Super shot.
Mick.

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NigelKiteley
24 Aug 2012 - 5:01 PM

Beautifully captured Ed! I was there with Ben on Tuesday, lot's of male Adonis Blues around.

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FeatherFriend
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24 Aug 2012 - 5:04 PM

You certainly know where to find em Ed, fab detail and delicate colours,
Geoff.

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lifesnapper
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24 Aug 2012 - 5:21 PM

A very soft delicate shot here Ed', lovely pastel shades.

John Smile

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ChiliMan
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24 Aug 2012 - 6:27 PM

Lovely capture, Ed Smile I actually captured shots of a blue yesterday and I was really chuffed 'cos I haven't done any butterfly shots in ages!

Andrew

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24 Aug 2012 - 6:35 PM

Thanks for the information Nigel much appreciated, the next available opportunity when the weather is fine and I'll be over to Swelshill again. Don't worry Robin I'll have plenty to upload once the insect season is over, I'll be photographing birds and animals and fungi, plus I have plenty of images of landscapes and flowers from my garden and wild ones on my hard drive!Wink

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carper123
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24 Aug 2012 - 7:07 PM

I new this was one of your images Ed, a cracker, recognize your style.
Well done.
Darryl.SmileSmileSmile

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Ade_Osman
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24 Aug 2012 - 7:08 PM

You've been busy then.....Grin

Ade

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24 Aug 2012 - 7:09 PM

So have you Ade performing at the Edinburgh festival with a seagull on your hat!Wink

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Irishkate
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24 Aug 2012 - 7:24 PM

Two lovely specimens of nature joined together.
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24 Aug 2012 - 7:49 PM

As always Ed, you have captured the full beauty of the stunning Chalkhill Blue, delicious colours, colour and markings.

Regards Nathan

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24 Aug 2012 - 9:04 PM

Another beautiful image Ed.
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Lillian
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24 Aug 2012 - 9:11 PM

What a lovely capture Ed,
Lillian

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25 Aug 2012 - 12:49 AM

Many thanks for all your comments and clicks they are much appreciated. Ladies and gentlemen Bristols Premier Wildlife Photographer, the Big O is in da house, it is great to see him back, lets have a big shout out for the main man, EdGrin

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25 Aug 2012 - 10:40 AM

A rare and beautiful butterfly very well caught. Smile


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25 Aug 2012 - 10:47 AM

another top shot from Gloucester's top nature photographer. excellent colour capture and stunning detail.

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NeilWigan
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25 Aug 2012 - 9:22 PM

Colour coordinated and spot on focus on the head.

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annettep38
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26 Aug 2012 - 8:59 AM

Excellent ed!
These are more common here at the moment than the common ones.
In my neighbour's meadow there are some fresh scabious that managed to survive, they ate all there!

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