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A male dark green fritillary nectaring on some knapweed at Prestbury Hill nature reserve near Cheltenham.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 600D
Lens:70.0 - 300.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 563.0 - 2412.7 mm)
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:21 Jul 2012 - 4:58 PM
Focal Length:300mm
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/500sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:250
Exposure Mode:Not Defined
Metering Mode:Evaluative
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Dark Green Fritillary on Knapweed
Username:Glostopcat Glostopcat
Uploaded:14 Aug 2012 - 5:15 PM
Tags:Butterfly conservation, Close-up / macro, Dark green fritillary, Glos, Knapweed, Prestbury hill nature reserve, Wildlife / nature
Votes:57
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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
14 Aug 2012 - 5:26 PM

Wow another fine capture, I can see you had some success Smile
haven't seen the dark green ones here yet but had the chalkhill blues at last.

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graceland
graceland  92376 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
14 Aug 2012 - 5:27 PM

knew this was yours

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TonyDy
TonyDy e2 Member 5TonyDy vcard United Kingdom
14 Aug 2012 - 5:30 PM

Excellent shot, Ed.
Tony

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
14 Aug 2012 - 5:34 PM

He's a beauty, Ed, do send some over here, please Smile Carol

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PinkK
PinkK  580 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Aug 2012 - 6:19 PM

A wonderful detailed capture

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EAS
EAS e2 Member 5EAS vcard Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
14 Aug 2012 - 6:25 PM

A beauty indeed.

Ann

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
14 Aug 2012 - 6:41 PM

Excellent image Ed, great detail,
Fred.

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Norfolkboy
Norfolkboy e2 Member 8Norfolkboy vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
14 Aug 2012 - 6:52 PM

Another superb image, Ed.
Colin

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
14 Aug 2012 - 6:59 PM

A great image Ed.Smile
Joan.

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
14 Aug 2012 - 7:02 PM

Top shot Ed. A real beauty.
Ron

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saeidNL
saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
14 Aug 2012 - 7:24 PM

Fantastic and lovely capture,ED,very well done,
saeid

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
14 Aug 2012 - 7:52 PM

Beautifully detailed, both subject and perch, Ed.
Bright summery nature shot.
Ronnie.

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achieverswales
14 Aug 2012 - 7:53 PM

Excellent detailed capture Ed.

Regards

Trev.

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cabbie
cabbie e2 Member 7cabbie vcard United Kingdom
14 Aug 2012 - 8:06 PM

Deserves vote 30 well done

Bob

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
14 Aug 2012 - 8:20 PM

The detail here is excellent Ed - really sharp SmileSmile
Helen

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 942 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
14 Aug 2012 - 8:49 PM

We have butterflies like this--- must be a huge family--- I will try to get one ready for posting soon--
an inspiring image!

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8231 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
14 Aug 2012 - 9:00 PM

There are lots of fritiillaries and even more to be found in France, Spain and the rest of mainland Europe

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saltireblue
saltireblue Site Moderator 43688 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway23 Constructive Critique Points
14 Aug 2012 - 9:10 PM

You never cease to impress me, Ed. Not only do you recognise all the different butterflies, you tell us what they are having for breakfast/lunch/dinner, and you manage to capture them all so well.

Malc

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 3Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
14 Aug 2012 - 10:11 PM

Yet another lovely butterfly.
Like saltireblue I admire your never ending knowledge of your subject.
KateGrinGrin

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8231 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
14 Aug 2012 - 10:14 PM

Many thanks for the user award Andy, it is greatly appreciated coming from such an accomplished photographer as yourself, Ed

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mikbee
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14 Aug 2012 - 11:48 PM

Another well coloured shot Ed.
Super close up.
Mick.

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NeilWigan
NeilWigan e2 Member 4NeilWigan vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
15 Aug 2012 - 12:32 AM

Well captured Ed.

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Russell_Charles
15 Aug 2012 - 6:18 AMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Very well captured. Good strong composition and natural colours. It doesn't detract but might be an issue if printed there appears to be evidence of either over-sharpening or the need for some work on digital noise. The background whilst presenting a lovely bokeh effect could IMHO do with some noise reduction. This is common with hand held shots where a high ISO has had to be used to secure a fast shuttered speed and therefore a sharper image. It is a regular trade off which is only made easier the more expensive the camera or if it is full frame. I generally have to tackle noise in most of my shots even when taken at ISO 100. Regards

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
15 Aug 2012 - 6:26 AM

What a cracking shot Ed

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Glostopcat
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15 Aug 2012 - 9:16 AM

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

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
15 Aug 2012 - 2:12 PM

Very nice do not get this one here either, very lovely and great detail, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 7135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
15 Aug 2012 - 3:26 PM

What an awesome shot! The angle and detail - and of course the closeupness - are thoroughly superb, Ed.

Andrew

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