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Taken in the fields at the back of my house.

Thanks to all for the C&Cs on my recent upload of a Large Skipper

Brand:Pentax
Camera:Pentax K-5
Lens:smc PENTAX-DA* 300mm F4 ED [IF] SDM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:10 Jun 2014 - 3:00 PM
Focal Length:300mm
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/500sec
Exposure Comp:+1
ISO:640
Exposure Mode:Not Defined
Metering Mode:Center-weighted average
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:Common Blue male
Username:ABPhotosUK ABPhotosUK
Uploaded:2 Jul 2014 - 9:39 AM
Tags:Butterfly, Common blue, Flora & fauna, Insect, K-5, Lycaenidae, Macro, Pentax, Wildlife / nature
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M_squared
M_squared Plus Member 3M_squared vcard United Kingdom
2 Jul 2014 - 10:18 AM

Delightful.

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JohnoP
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2 Jul 2014 - 10:38 AM

Beautifully done! Smile John

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Alan_Baseley
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2 Jul 2014 - 11:22 AM

A terrific capture Andy,
Alan

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alcontu
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2 Jul 2014 - 12:20 PM

Very nice for the subject and composition.

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Chinga
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2 Jul 2014 - 12:23 PM

Wonderful subject! Well captured! Grin
IB

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tomcat
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2 Jul 2014 - 3:40 PM

In good condition Andy

A good touch of light on the wing feathers

Adrian

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG Plus Member 5148 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland114 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jul 2014 - 4:03 PM

Excellent shot, the subject so crisp and standing away from the b/g so well.
R.

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viscostatic
2 Jul 2014 - 4:51 PM

Set against a great background the butterfly stands out so well.

Phil.

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kenwil
kenwil  3230 forum posts United Kingdom
2 Jul 2014 - 5:01 PM

excellent shot well composed. all the best kenwil

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ade123
ade123 Plus Member 2226 forum postsade123 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jul 2014 - 5:08 PM

A lovely shot Andy lovely composition

Ade

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Karen_Summers
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2 Jul 2014 - 6:50 PM

Thats very pretty a lovely delicate shot

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chris-p
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2 Jul 2014 - 6:52 PM

Congrats on a super image..

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Tynnwrlluniau Plus Member 550 forum postsTynnwrlluniau vcard Wales36 Constructive Critique Points
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Wonderful shot, Andy and well-deserving of the EC. The only niggle for me is the oof stem and flower head reaching into the top right corner that draws my attention. Easily cropped or cloned if you wanted to but that's such a minor point on a delightful image.
Alun

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ABPhotosUK Plus Member 2ABPhotosUK vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jul 2014 - 7:02 PM


Quote: Wonderful shot, Andy and well-deserving of the EC. The only niggle for me is the oof stem and flower head reaching into the top right corner that draws my attention. Easily cropped or cloned if you wanted to but that's such a minor point on a delightful image.
Alun

Thanks Alun I agree I should've cloned that out, pure laziness!! Andy

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dave1967
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2 Jul 2014 - 9:22 PM

Stunning shot
Dave

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antisilence
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9 Jul 2014 - 9:39 PM

Beautiful shot.

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kenneth davis
13 Jul 2014 - 9:54 PM

Well framed and the result has a gentle feeling that suits the subject.

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BydoR9
BydoR9  3 United Kingdom
14 Jul 2014 - 8:17 AM

Gorgeous image! Well done!! Grin

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glenalva
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16 Jul 2014 - 9:10 AM

Ditti to all of the above.........beautiful work. Smile

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